Our Team

Multidisciplinary Network

Managing Pain is a private Pain Medicine practice located at John Flynn Medical Centre. It works closely with a multidisciplinary network that services the southern Gold Coast and northern NSW.

Managing Pain Clinic Dr Liam Ring
Dr Liam Ring BSc MBBS FANZCA FFPMANZCA

Dr Ring is a Pain Medicine Specialist and Specialist Anaesthetist. He graduated from the University of Queensland before undertaking training in Anaesthesia in south-eastern Queensland and far northern New South Wales.

Subsequently he moved to Sydney to complete his training in Pain Medicine at the Michael Cousins Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital the leading centre for research and multidisciplinary management of persistent pain. Dr Ring then worked for a number of years in Sydney as a Pain Medicine Specialist and Specialist Anaesthetist at Nepean Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital and the Northern Private Pain Centre.

Recently Dr Ring moved back to northern New South Wales and currently works as a Pain Medicine Specialist and Specialist Anaesthetist at Lismore Base Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Lismore and John Flynn Private Hospital.

Dr Ring’s professional interests include regional anaesthesia, acute pain management, interventional pain management and education. He is a regular author for Pain Management Today. He is a passionate advocate for people experiencing pain. Personally, Dr Ring enjoys being active in the outdoors, preferably surrounded by nature.

Dr Liam Ring BSc MBBS FANZCA FFPMANZCA

Dr Ring is a Pain Medicine Specialist and Specialist Anaesthetist. He graduated from the University of Queensland before undertaking training in Anaesthesia in south-eastern Queensland and far northern New South Wales.

Subsequently he moved to Sydney to complete his training in Pain Medicine at the Michael Cousins Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital the leading centre for research and multidisciplinary management of persistent pain. Dr Ring then worked for a number of years in Sydney as a Pain Medicine Specialist and Specialist Anaesthetist at Nepean Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital and the Northern Private Pain Centre.

Recently Dr Ring moved back to northern New South Wales and currently works as a Pain Medicine Specialist and Specialist Anaesthetist at Lismore Base Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Lismore and John Flynn Private Hospital.

Dr Ring’s professional interests include regional anaesthesia, acute pain management, interventional pain management and education. He is a regular author for Pain Management Today. He is a passionate advocate for people experiencing pain. Personally, Dr Ring enjoys being active in the outdoors, preferably surrounded by nature.

Catherine Ketsimur BPhty, MSc (Pain)

Catherine is a Director and APA Pain Physiotherapist with extensive musculoskeletal physiotherapy experience in public and private healthcare both in the UK and Australia. Catherine worked as an Extended Scope Practitioner in the UK, working alongside Orthopaedic Surgeons to undertake advanced diagnosis, investigation and management of spinal and lower-limb conditions.

She completed her MSc (Pain: Science and Society) at Kings College London in 2012,and is one of the founding members of the Association of Foot and Ankle Physiotherapists (AFAP, UK). Since returning from the UK, Catherine has worked for the Northern Private Pain Clinic, and undertaken research with the Pain Management Research Institute (University of Sydney).

Currently she is an invited lecturer for the Doctorate of Physiotherapy, Macquarie University and examiner on the MSc in Medicine (Pain Management), through the University of Sydney. She loves working with Pilates and complicated feet! On the weekends, you will find Catherine having fun with her two energetic young boys.

Karin Du Plessis B.Occ.Ther., Grad.Cert.Pain Management Occupational Therapist

Karin is an accredited Occupational Therapist with post graduate training in Pain Management through the University of Sydney and The Pain Management Research Institute at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Karin worked as an Occupational Therapist in South Africa and Canada before moving to Australia in 2009. She has over 16 years’ experience in the rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic pain in a variety of settings, including multidisciplinary rehabilitation and mental health clinics, community and hospital settings and private practice. She uses a whole person approach with a focus on early intervention and functional outcomes.

Karin is passionate about helping people manage their pain so that they can get back to doing the meaningful activities of their lives.

Karin Managing Pain Clinic
Karin Du Plessis B.Occ.Ther., Grad.Cert.Pain Management Occupational Therapist

Karin is an accredited Occupational Therapist with post graduate training in Pain Management through the University of Sydney and The Pain Management Research Institute at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Karin worked as an Occupational Therapist in South Africa and Canada before moving to Australia in 2009. She has over 16 years’ experience in the rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic pain in a variety of settings, including multidisciplinary rehabilitation and mental health clinics, community and hospital settings and private practice. She uses a whole person approach with a focus on early intervention and functional outcomes.

Karin is passionate about helping people manage their pain so that they can get back to doing the meaningful activities of their lives.

Multidisciplinary Network

pain management clinic gold coast - Urzi

(Psychlogist, Varsity Lakes)

(Exercise physiologist and pilates instructor, Murwillumbah, Currumbin and Burleigh)

pain management clinic gold coast - tessa

(Psychiatrist, Bangalow)

Elizabeth Urquhart

(Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist)

pain management clinic gold coast - bob2

(Psychologist, Southport & Coolangatta)

Sam Managing Pain Clinic

(Physiotherapist and Functional Strength Trainer)