Isa Woermann Dreyer APA Pain Physiotherapist; B.Sc (Physiotherapy); DPT; Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management)
graduated with a Physiotherapy degree from the University of Cape
Town, South Africa, in 1986. She completed a Clinical Doctorate of
Physical Therapy at the Boston University, USA, in 2006 and her
Masters of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) with the University of
Sydney in 2014.
has worked in various different countries and health care settings and
has extensive experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy,
rehabilitation and sports injuries. Isa has been
practicing physiotherapy in Hobart since 2006; she has worked in
private practice and at the Persistent Pain Service, Royal Hobart
Through her further study and work at the pain service, Isa has
realised that there are practical and innovative ways to help people
with persistent pain
Isa is involved in educating other health practitioners in
managing chronic pain through Medicare Local and Pain Management Research Institute, University of Sydney.
Des O'Shaughnessy APA Pain Physiotherapist
graduating as a physiotherapist over 20 years ago, Des developed broad
experience working in hospitals, community health centres
and private practices across Australia and the UK. He teaches
effective management approaches
for numerous conditions, including: pain that started due to an
accident, in relation to work, or for no clear reason; pain that is
continuing despite multiple different treatments; pains occurring in
multiple parts of the body and pain that is now affecting
side or their relationships.
Des works to assist people to achieve goals that support
their lifestyle, tailoring care to an individual’s situation, health and
personal aims. He encourages people to
share how pain is effecting them, works with people to improve movement and
physical function, and always considers the whole person. He uses a variety of techniques to alleviate
pain and help people gain new skills to live a fuller life with ongoing pain.