The Key To Pain Management: Offering Hope Through (W)HOPE

Lecture: Our aim is to provide physiotherapists with a non-threatening, non-judgmental and non-stigmatising approach to people experiencing pain. Issues to be covered include: how to make a rational musculoskeletal pain diagnosis; the importance of intersubjectivity and "third space" in the clinical engagement; the role of perceived stressors (both physical and psychological) in activating stress response systems; the consequences of dysregulation of these systems; tapping into the responses to the Orebro SF 12 Questionnaire; and how to harness neuroplasticity to achieve better outcomes.

Presenters: Melanie Galbraith, APAM, MSc Med (Pain Mgt), BSc (Physio and John Quintner FFPMANZCA: Consultant Physician in Pain Medicine & Rheumatology (retired).

This lecture is on 15 March 2018.

Brought to you by the WA MPA Group and Pain Network.



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).

15/03/2018 - 15/03/2018
APA WA Office
174 Hampden Rd
Nedlands, WA


Thursday, 15 March 2018

MPA/Pain Network/ Rural members Free APA members $30 Non members $50
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
15/03/2018 7:00 PM

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