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 (Ost), DO, 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 investigating the therapeutic effects of virtual reality on chronic pain severity in people with spinal cord injuries and cancer.
When I'm not at St Luke's I work as a clinical tutor for the Masters program in Clinical Management of Pain at the University of Sydney and a postdoctoral researcher at Greenwich hospital.
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.