Ms Melanie Galbraith MSc Med (Pain Mgt), BSc (Physio). Mel is a physiotherapist with 20+ years experience of treating people with musculoskeletal conditions in the UK and Australia. Was attached to Fremantle Hospital Pain Medicine Unit for several years where she was extensively involved in the management of patients with chronic pain, both individually and in groups. Melanie completed an MSc Med (Pain Mgt) via the University of Sydney and is currently working for Biosymm (an Occupational Physiotherapy company) as an Injury Management Consultant. Mel has a passion for both pain research and travel and combines the two by regularly attending national and international conferences.
John Quintner FFPMANZCA: Consultant Physician in Pain Medicine & Rheumatology (retired). John has spent many years in private consulting practice in Rheumatology and latterly as a Physician in Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine Unit, Fremantle Hospital. Co-author of a significant number of clinical and research publications in the area of chronic pain. Helped pioneer STEPS program at Fremantle Hospital, as well as gPEP and Rural Road Show. Now works as a volunteer with AOWA in the area of pain education.
John and Mel are co-convenors of Making Sense of Pain, an interdisciplinary workshop for health professionals – now in its fourth year (supported by WA Department of Health and Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA).