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.

Catherine Managing Pain Clinic
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.

Bob Gambrill B.A., M.Psych., MAPS
Consulting Health Psychologist

Specialising in Chronic Pain & Trauma. 

Bob is an experienced and intuitive Psychologist with a fresh, personable and professional approach to therapy and counselling. 

He has more than 30 years as a psychologist and in recent times has developed specific interest and expertise in working with those suffering from chronic pain and trauma, to support their journey to a more fulfilling and balanced lifestyle. 

He works closely with other health professionals including General Practitioners, Pain Specialists, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists and Occupational Therapists using an integrated biopsychosocial approach to chronic pain management.

Bob has completed specific pain management training workshop with Sydney University, learning from leading chronic pain specialists including Rheumatologists, Psychiatrists, Oncologists, Physiotherapists and Neurologists. In 2016 he spent time in Singapore, specialising in treatment of chronic pain and trauma, in conjunction with a leading local pain clinic.

Bob Gambrill B.A., M.Psych., MAPS
Consulting Health Psychologist

Specialising in Chronic Pain & Trauma. 

Bob is an experienced and intuitive Psychologist with a fresh, personable and professional approach to therapy and counselling. 

He has more than 30 years as a psychologist and in recent times has developed specific interest and expertise in working with those suffering from chronic pain and trauma, to support their journey to a more fulfilling and balanced lifestyle. 

He works closely with other health professionals including General Practitioners, Pain Specialists, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists and Occupational Therapists using an integrated biopsychosocial approach to chronic pain management.

Bob has completed specific pain management training workshop with Sydney University, learning from leading chronic pain specialists including Rheumatologists, Psychiatrists, Oncologists, Physiotherapists and Neurologists. In 2016 he spent time in Singapore, specialising in treatment of chronic pain and trauma, in conjunction with a leading local pain clinic.

Sam Greenfield Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Sam graduated with the prestigious Otago University Physiotherapy Degree in 2008. He began his career as a Physiotherapist in Christchurch, where he mainly assessed and treated high school students, giving him invaluable experience in adolescent injury management.

Building on this experience, he managed several sports teams between 2008 and 2011, including the renowned South Island school boys rugby team (St Bede’s College), several men’s premier division teams and the U20s Canterbury Crusaders team.

In 2011 he moved to the Gold Coast and joined All About Physio, where he has built up specialist skills in post-operative and work rehabilitation, hydrotherapy and gym programs. Sam has undertaken further training in Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates, and Functional Strength Training. In 2017 Sam completed a Post Graduate Certificate in pain and pain management, an area of special interest for him.

Sam has also developed a unique class at All About Physio, which incorporates Clinical Pilates with Functional Strength Training – this currently runs of Wednesday evening. When he’s not in the clinic there’s a very good chance he’s out in the surf.

Sam Managing Pain Clinic
Sam Greenfield Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Sam graduated with the prestigious Otago University Physiotherapy Degree in 2008. He began his career as a Physiotherapist in Christchurch, where he mainly assessed and treated high school students, giving him invaluable experience in adolescent injury management.

Building on this experience, he managed several sports teams between 2008 and 2011, including the renowned South Island school boys rugby team (St Bede’s College), several men’s premier division teams and the U20s Canterbury Crusaders team.

In 2011 he moved to the Gold Coast and joined All About Physio, where he has built up specialist skills in post-operative and work rehabilitation, hydrotherapy and gym programs. Sam has undertaken further training in Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates, and Functional Strength Training. In 2017 Sam completed a Post Graduate Certificate in pain and pain management, an area of special interest for him.

Sam has also developed a unique class at All About Physio, which incorporates Clinical Pilates with Functional Strength Training – this currently runs of Wednesday evening. When he’s not in the clinic there’s a very good chance he’s out in the surf.

Administration

Jen Allen
Practice Manager

The Medical Register of Australia Diploma Health Counselling
Certificate Medical Terminology

Jen obtained extensive experience in the health management sphere working as practice manager in allied health in Melbourne. In December 2015 she relocated to the southern Gold Coast with her husband to enjoy the warmer weather amazing beaches and outdoor activities. During her career she has attended continuing education and self development programs/seminars to ensure patient excellence prevails within a caring, efficient environment. The administration team ensures the practice adheres to patient information confidentiality and privacy at all times. Her prime focus and philosophy is to provide individual patient care for their overall well being.
Jen volunteers at John Flynn Private Hospital one day a week and assists Currumbin Coolangatta-Tweed Rotary Club. When R&R is available it always involves the outdoors!

Multidisciplinary Network

pain management clinic gold coast - Urzi

(Psychlogist, Varsity Lakes)

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