Our Team

Multidisciplinary Network

Managing Pain is a private multidisciplinary 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 Specialist Pain Medicine Physician 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 Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and Specialist Anaesthetist at Nepean Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital and the Northern Pain Centre.

Recently Dr Ring moved back to northern New South Wales and currently works as a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician 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. Personally, Dr Ring enjoys being active in the outdoors, preferably surrounded by nature.

Dr Duncan Sanders
PhD, MScMed (Pain Mgmt), MPhty, BExSci

Duncan is a Senior Lecturer for the Master of Medicine (Pain Management), Sydney Medical School at the Pain Management Research Institute, University of Sydney and he is a Pain Management Physiotherapist. He completed his Ph.D. at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Kings’s College London. His Ph.D. exploring the brain mechanisms and modulation of persistent pain using modern neuroimaging techniques, which was nominated for the Kings College London graduate school prize. Over the last four years, his research focus has shifted from neurobiological mechanism of pain, to look at clinically relevant work focused on early identification, prevention, and management of chronic pain-related disability. He is currently working with colleagues on a project looking at early screening and intervention across the Primary Health Networks in Australia, which is jointly supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre.

Clinically Duncan has worked as a Physiotherapist in various settings, including pain clinics, the British Military, private practice and large tertiary hospitals. He was the Educational Development Physiotherapist and Clinical Specialist in Pain Management at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London. His main area of interest over the last 15 years has been in multidisciplinary pain management, working in world-renowned facilities including the Michael J Cousins Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, and the UNPUT Pain Management Unit, St Thomas’ Hospital, London.

He is the past chair, vice-chair and current committee member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association NSW Pain Group. Many moons ago Duncan loved playing rugby. Now he enjoys running and loves skiing, almost as must as hanging out with his wife and two boys, 6yrs and 7yrs old.

Dr Duncan Sanders
PhD, MScMed (Pain Mgmt), MPhty, BExSci

Duncan is a Senior Lecturer for the Master of Medicine (Pain Management), Sydney Medical School at the Pain Management Research Institute, University of Sydney and he is a Pain Management Physiotherapist. He completed his Ph.D. at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Kings’s College London. His Ph.D. exploring the brain mechanisms and modulation of persistent pain using modern neuroimaging techniques, which was nominated for the Kings College London graduate school prize. Over the last four years, his research focus has shifted from neurobiological mechanism of pain, to look at clinically relevant work focused on early identification, prevention, and management of chronic pain-related disability. He is currently working with colleagues on a project looking at early screening and intervention across the Primary Health Networks in Australia, which is jointly supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre.

Clinically Duncan has worked as a Physiotherapist in various settings, including pain clinics, the British Military, private practice and large tertiary hospitals. He was the Educational Development Physiotherapist and Clinical Specialist in Pain Management at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London. His main area of interest over the last 15 years has been in multidisciplinary pain management, working in world-renowned facilities including the Michael J Cousins Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, and the UNPUT Pain Management Unit, St Thomas’ Hospital, London.

He is the past chair, vice-chair and current committee member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association NSW Pain Group. Many moons ago Duncan loved playing rugby. Now he enjoys running and loves skiing, almost as must as hanging out with his wife and two boys, 6yrs and 7yrs old.

Dr Anthony Sayce
BSc, MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Sayce is a Provisional Fellow in Pain Medicine, qualified GP Anaesthetist and former Military Doctor. He holds a Science Degree from the Australian National University and a Medical Degree from the University of Sydney; he spent several years in the Australian
Army comprising multiple overseas deployments including Afghanistan working as an emergency doctor, retrieval doctor and primary care physician. During this period, he attained a fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Subsequently he undertook four years of Anaesthetic training in Sydney and Port Macquarie and discovered a passion for pain medicine. He worked for several years as an Emergency and GP Anaesthetist in rural and remote indigenous communities across
remote WA, QLD and NSW before commencing formal Specialist Pain training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2020.

Dr Sayce currently works as a Provisional Pain Fellow for Gold Coast Health and John Flynn Private Hospital and as an Emergency Doctor at Byron Central and Murwillumbah Hospitals.

Dr Sayce’s professional interests include trauma and emergency medicine, anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, acute and chronic pain management. He has a special interest in transitional pain and assisting those with cancer and end of life pain. He is a passionate
advocate for those experiencing pain.

Personally, Dr Sayce is a keen mountain biker, loves being outdoors and is heavily
involved in CrossFit.

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pain specialist
Dr Anthony Sayce
BSc, MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Sayce is a Provisional Fellow in Pain Medicine, qualified GP Anaesthetist and former Military Doctor. He holds a Science Degree from the Australian National University and a Medical Degree from the University of Sydney; he spent several years in the Australian
Army comprising multiple overseas deployments including Afghanistan working as an emergency doctor, retrieval doctor and primary care physician. During this period, he attained a fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Subsequently he undertook four years of Anaesthetic training in Sydney and Port Macquarie and discovered a passion for pain medicine. He worked for several years as an Emergency and GP Anaesthetist in rural and remote indigenous communities across
remote WA, QLD and NSW before commencing formal Specialist Pain training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2020.

Dr Sayce currently works as a Provisional Pain Fellow for Gold Coast Health and John Flynn Private Hospital and as an Emergency Doctor at Byron Central and Murwillumbah Hospitals.

Dr Sayce’s professional interests include trauma and emergency medicine, anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, acute and chronic pain management. He has a special interest in transitional pain and assisting those with cancer and end of life pain. He is a passionate
advocate for those experiencing pain.

Personally, Dr Sayce is a keen mountain biker, loves being outdoors and is heavily
involved in CrossFit.

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

Bob is a highly experienced and intuitive Psychologist with a fresh, personable and professional approach to therapy and counselling. He is registered to practise with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. He has degrees in Psychology from the University of Newcastle and the University of New England.

Bob’s international and multicultural experience extends to working in Dubai, Bhutan, Indonesia and more recently, in Singapore; and to consulting with leading professionals specialising in chronic pain and trauma in London and Ireland.

He loves his work and has a specific interest and expertise in working with and supporting individuals suffering from a range of long-term pain and mind-body conditions, including fibromyalgia, migraines, chronic fatigue, IBS and trauma related pasts. He believes that every person, irrespective of how much they may currently suffer, can change, and re-engage in a fulfilling and successful life.

He uses a holistic therapeutic approach based on an integrated biopsychosocial treatment model, and works closely with each person and their health professionals, effectively utilising the latest researched and evidence-based therapies.
Bob brings experience, a reality-based perspective, a human and individual dimension, and when appropriate, a sense of humour to the counselling and consulting relationship.

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

Bob is a highly experienced and intuitive Psychologist with a fresh, personable and professional approach to therapy and counselling. He is registered to practise with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. He has degrees in Psychology from the University of Newcastle and the University of New England.

Bob’s international and multicultural experience extends to working in Dubai, Bhutan, Indonesia and more recently, in Singapore; and to consulting with leading professionals specialising in chronic pain and trauma in London and Ireland.

He loves his work and has a specific interest and expertise in working with and supporting individuals suffering from a range of long-term pain and mind-body conditions, including fibromyalgia, migraines, chronic fatigue, IBS and trauma related pasts. He believes that every person, irrespective of how much they may currently suffer, can change, and re-engage in a fulfilling and successful life.

He uses a holistic therapeutic approach based on an integrated biopsychosocial treatment model, and works closely with each person and their health professionals, effectively utilising the latest researched and evidence-based therapies.
Bob brings experience, a reality-based perspective, a human and individual dimension, and when appropriate, a sense of humour to the counselling and consulting relationship.

Dr Paul Masterman BSc(Hons) PhD(Clinical Psychology)

Paul is a clinical psychologist specialising in the management of persistent pain. He has over 20 years’ experience working in public hospitals, private practice and community settings.

Paul helps people who live with chronic pain to understand the role that central nervous system sensitivity can play in their experience of long-term pain. CNS sensitivity has strong associations with anxiety and mood and the distress that comes with chronic pain. This understanding of how we experience pain opens opportunities for a range of psychological strategies to create positive change, improve quality of life and to reduce pain.

Dr Paul Masterman BSc(Hons) PhD(Clinical Psychology)

Paul is a clinical psychologist specialising in the management of persistent pain. He has over 20 years’ experience working in public hospitals, private practice and community settings.

Paul helps people who live with chronic pain to understand the role that central nervous system sensitivity can play in their experience of long-term pain. CNS sensitivity has strong associations with anxiety and mood and the distress that comes with chronic pain. This understanding of how we experience pain opens opportunities for a range of psychological strategies to create positive change, improve quality of life and to reduce pain.

Sam Greenfield BPhty, P.G Cert (Pain)

Sam graduated from Otago University in 2007. 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 – 2011, including holding the position of head sports medic for several high school and men’s premier division teams as well as working with 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. His training in such varied areas gives him a unique perspective when helping pain patients achieve their goals. 

Sam has also developed a unique class at All About Physio, which incorporates clinical pilates, functional strength training and meditation; this currently runs on a 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 BPhty, P.G Cert (Pain)

Sam graduated from Otago University in 2007. 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 – 2011, including holding the position of head sports medic for several high school and men’s premier division teams as well as working with 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. His training in such varied areas gives him a unique perspective when helping pain patients achieve their goals. 

Sam has also developed a unique class at All About Physio, which incorporates clinical pilates, functional strength training and meditation; this currently runs on a Wednesday evening. When he’s not in the clinic there’s a very good chance he’s out in the surf.
Catherine Ketsimur  BPhty, MSc (Pain)
APA Pain Physiotherapist

Catherine is an APA Pain Physiotherapist with extensive musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and pain management physiotherapy experience. She has worked in public and private healthcare both in the UK and Australia. Catherine trained and worked as an Extended Scope Practitioner in the UK, working within a multidisciplinary Orthopaedic teams including Guys’ and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, and Central London Community Healthcare Trust, becoming a founding member of the Association of Foot and
Ankle Physiotherapists (AFAP, UK).

She completed her MSc (Pain: Science and Society) at Kings College London in 2012, and gained Titling with the APA as a Pain Physiotherapist in 2018. Catherine has worked within multidisciplinary pain teams including the Northern Pain Centre (Sydney) and Managing Pain Clinic (Gold Coast), and has undertaken research with the Pain Management Research Institute (University of Sydney).

Additionally she is an invited lecturer for the Macquarie University Doctorate of Physiotherapy, and examiner on the MSc in Medicine (Pain Management), through the University of Sydney.

Catherine continues to work in private practice with general physiotherapy and has a keen interest in Clinical Exercise and holistic health management. Catherine is otherwise kept busy with her 2 boys, heading out to soccer and the beach, as well as working towards her half marathon goal.

Catherine Ketsimur  BPhty, MSc (Pain)
APA Pain Physiotherapist

Catherine is an APA Pain Physiotherapist with extensive musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and pain management physiotherapy experience. She has worked in public and private healthcare both in the UK and Australia. Catherine trained and worked as an Extended Scope Practitioner in the UK, working within a multidisciplinary Orthopaedic teams including Guys’ and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, and Central London Community Healthcare Trust, becoming a founding member of the Association of Foot and
Ankle Physiotherapists (AFAP, UK).

She completed her MSc (Pain: Science and Society) at Kings College London in 2012, and gained Titling with the APA as a Pain Physiotherapist in 2018. Catherine has worked within multidisciplinary pain teams including the Northern Pain Centre (Sydney) and Managing Pain Clinic (Gold Coast), and has undertaken research with the Pain Management Research Institute (University of Sydney).

Additionally she is an invited lecturer for the Macquarie University Doctorate of Physiotherapy, and examiner on the MSc in Medicine (Pain Management), through the University of Sydney.

Catherine continues to work in private practice with general physiotherapy and has a keen interest in Clinical Exercise and holistic health management. Catherine is otherwise kept busy with her 2 boys, heading out to soccer and the beach, as well as working towards her half marathon goal.

Multidisciplinary Network

Fiona Bond

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

Pain management clinic gold coast

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