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Medical specialists - Physical/Rehabilitation


In many countries, physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine are under the same medical specialty. In Australia, physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine are separate specialties.

Physical medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the management of somatic dysfunction - musculoskeletal disease, impaired function and injury. Doctors trained in Physical Medicine complete postgraduate training followed by Fellowship certification with the Australian College of Physical Medicine (ACPM). Fellows of ACPM use the post-nominals FACPM.

Rehabilitation medicine takes into consideration the bio-social factors when assisting patients restore optimum functioning. It was recognised as a principal specialty in Australia in 1978 and as a Faculty of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1991. The Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) is the peak professional organisation for Rehabilitation Medicine education and training in Australia and New Zealand. Fellows of the AFRM use the post-nominals FAFRM (RACP).

The Australian Association of Musculosceletal Medicine is one of the professional associations in this field.



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Pain Specialists Australia

Pain Specialists Australia

Dr Nick Christelis, Dr Simon Cohen and
Dr Tim Hucker

Richmond, VIC 3121

The Directors of Pain Specialists Australia have specialist registration in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia. With special interests in acute, chronic, paediatric and cancer related pain, they offer expertise across all aspects of pain management, including assessment, medication and procedural intervention. Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy is also available on site.
 

Professor John Olver

MB BS, MD (Melb), FAFRM (RACP)
Epworth Rehabilitation Richmond and Hawthorn

Richmond, VIC 3121

 

Dr Rose Acher

Epworth Consulting Suites

Richmond, VIC 3121

 

Dr Ronald Scholes

Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital

Donvale, VIC 3111

Geriatric medicine and rehabilitation.
Special interest in cognitive impairment syndromes.
 

Dr Simon Tame

Northern Integrated Pain Management

Charlestown, NSW 2290

Empire Physical Medicine & Pain Management

Empire Physical Medicine & Pain Management

Combine your treatment with a New York holiday

New York, 10036

At Empire Physical Medicine & Pain Management, we are committed to providing the best pain management experience with the highest quality of care to ensure the best possible outcomes. The clinic is run by owner/psychiatrist Dr. Steven S. Moalemi MD. Services are delivered in a modern facility with state of the art equipment and an excellent staff.
 

Morrison Podiatry Centre

Mobile services are available, Sydney North Shore

West Lindfield, NSW 2070

Over 20 years experience.
Modern technology.
Qualified registered podiatrists caring for your feet and lower limbs.
Regular liaison with your GP and other Allied Health Professionals to achieve the best treatment outcomes for your feet and lower limbs.
 

Dr Symon McCallum

Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist
Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre

Kew, VIC 3101

 

PainSense

Interventional Pain Clinic, Perth

Claremont, WA 6010

PainSense is Perth’s leading and most experienced Private Pain Management Clinic. We use a multidisciplinary approach to treat patients suffering from persistent chronic pain both cancer and non-cancer related.
 

Dr Nilu Rathnayake

St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital

Frankston, VIC 3199

Neurological rehabilitation with a particular interest in management of movement disorders ( Parkinson's Disease), geriatric rehabilitation including assessment and management of falls and balance related issues.

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