Dr Chris Orlikowski
Dr Chris Orlikowski is a specialist anaesthetist and specialist pain medicine physician. He is a fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He has also been Director of the Acute Pain Service at the Royal Hobart Hospital for 5 years and is currently attached to the Persistent Pain Service at the Royal Hobart Hospital. He offers a wide range of procedures to reduce pain.
Dr Brad Mertens
Dr Brad Mertens is a clinical psychologist experienced working with individuals with chronic pain conditions. Brad completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology and PhD at the University of Tasmania. Brad is also involved in the Persistent Pain Service at the Royal Hobart Hospital and in private psychology practice in Sandy Bay. In addition to assisting to manage chronic pain, Brad is experienced working with a range of psychological issues including mood disorders (anxiety and depression), anger and frustration, bipolar disorder, specific phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship difficulties, grief, and low self-esteem. Psychological therapy has the potential to improve acceptance and management of pain and mood symptoms, and promotes re-engagement with life. Brad also aims to support the benefits gained in the physiotherapy and medical aspects of chronic pain management.
Isa Woermann Dreyer is a physiotherapist with advanced skills in persistent pain management. She completed a Masters of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) at the University of Sydney. Isa has worked in multiple countries and health care settings and has extensive experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, rehabilitation and sports injuries. Practicing in Hobart since 2006, Isa has worked in private practice and at the Persistent Pain Service, Royal Hobart Hospital. 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.
Megan Willing (Lawrence)
Megan Willing (Lawrence) is a physiotherapist with extensive experience in persistent pain management, as well as in general musculoskeletal and sports injuries. She received a Master’s of Science in Medicine, Pain Management, from the University of Sydney. Megan has worked in Hobart since 1995, in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy private practices and at the Persistent Pain Service, Royal Hobart Hospital. She and Isa aim to enable active self-management and improve function and quality of life.