3 steps to long-term pain relief
- Listen - Your personal story, to identify possible factors driving your pain
- Assess - Approved assessment tools, to validate factors driving your pain
- Manage - A wide variety of evidence-based approaches, to give long-term pain relief
Phil Austin B.Sc (Hons) Ost, M.Sc (Pain Mgt), Ph.D (Pain Med)
I am an ex-serviceman with 23 years clinical experience as an osteopath and hold a Ph.D in pain medicine. My passion lies in person-centered treatment that focuses on pain and exercise education. I am especially interested in the relationship between mood and sleep on the severity and persistence of musculoskeletal pain.
I combine clinical work with research and am currently
When I'm not at St Luke's I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Greenwich Hospital where I am currently investigating the therapeutic effects of virtual reality on chronic pain severity in people with spinal cord injuries and cancer.
I also work as an academic tutor for the Masters program in Clinical Management of Pain at the University of Sydney
Away from work, I regularly chase after my 3 children (or vice-versa) while also relaxing with local cycling and climbing.
Does your pain:
Phil takes appointments under the Chronic Disease Management, Department of Veteran Affairs and WorkCover programs.