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 Anthony Sayce
BSc MBBS JCCA FRACGP FFPMANZCA

Dr Anthony Sayce is a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician,
a qualified GP Anaesthetist, and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Sayce began his medical training at the University of Sydney before serving in the Australian Army where he completed multiple overseas deployments as an emergency, retrieval and primary care physician. Anthony then commenced training in Anaesthesia in Sydney and Port Macquarie. This is where he developed an interest in Pain Medicine and began using his newly acquired skills to provide care in rural and remote indigenous communities throughout Australia. He completed his formal specialist training in Pain Management at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Gold Coast Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre.
Dr Sayce is currently working at John Flynn Private Hospital as a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician.

DR SAYCE’S AREAS OF SPECIAL INTERESTS INCLUDE:

» Pain Medicine
» Anaesthesia (including regional) » Interventional Pain Medicine
» Neuromodulation
» Regional Anaesthesia

He is passionate about advocating for those experiencing pain and ensuring all his patients get the personal treatment and care they need in a timely manner. His creativity enables him to anticipate problems and find innovative solutions.

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pain specialist
Dr Anthony Sayce
BSc, MBBS, FRACGP

BSc MBBS JCCA FRACGP FFPMANZCA

Dr Anthony Sayce is a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician,
a qualified GP Anaesthetist, and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Sayce began his medical training at the University of Sydney before serving in the Australian Army where he completed multiple overseas deployments as an emergency, retrieval and primary care physician. Anthony then commenced training in Anaesthesia in Sydney and Port Macquarie. This is where he developed an interest in Pain Medicine and began using his newly acquired skills to provide care in rural and remote indigenous communities throughout Australia. He completed his formal specialist training in Pain Management at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Gold Coast Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre.
Dr Sayce is currently working at John Flynn Private Hospital as a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician.

DR SAYCE’S AREAS OF SPECIAL INTERESTS INCLUDE:

» Pain Medicine
» Anaesthesia (including regional) » Interventional Pain Medicine
» Neuromodulation
» Regional Anaesthesia

He is passionate about advocating for those experiencing pain and ensuring all his patients get the personal treatment and care they need in a timely manner. His creativity enables him to anticipate problems and find innovative solutions.

Dr Brook Burchgart
BMBS(FlindersUniversity). Masters of Psychiatry (NSW Institute of Psychiatry). FRANZCP.  Cert Addiction Psychiatry. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (UQ)

Dr Brook Burchgart is an addiction psychiatrist who specialises in the management of dual-diagnosis conditions. Dr Burchgart has experience working in adult psychiatry, chronic pain, trauma and addiction disorders within both public and private health sectors. She also provides inpatient addiction services through Ramsay Clinic New Farm in Brisbane.

Dr Burchgart trained initially as an Occupational Therapist through the University of Queensland. She worked extensively in community mental health and forensic services in Australia and the United Kingdom before commencing medical training at Flinders University in Adelaide. Dr Burchgart undertook psychiatric specialist training through tertiary teaching hospitals in Sydney and the Gold Coast. Dr Burchgart graduated with an Advanced Certificate in Addiction Psychiatry and a Masters of Psychiatry in 2019. Dr Burchgart continues to work across northern NSW, the Gold Coast Brisbane. She has dual NSW and Queensland certification for s8 medication prescription and opioid replacement therapy.

Dr Burchgart is excited to join Managing Pain in 2022.

Dr Brook Burchgart
BMBS(FlindersUniversity). Masters of Psychiatry (NSW Institute of Psychiatry). FRANZCP.  Cert Addiction Psychiatry. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (UQ)

Dr Brook Burchgart is an addiction psychiatrist who specialises in the management of dual-diagnosis conditions. Dr Burchgart has experience working in adult psychiatry, chronic pain, trauma and addiction disorders within both public and private health sectors. She also provides inpatient addiction services through Ramsay Clinic New Farm in Brisbane.
Dr Burchgart trained initially as an Occupational Therapist through the University of Queensland. She worked extensively in community mental health and forensic services in Australia and the United Kingdom before commencing medical training at Flinders University in Adelaide. Dr Burchgart undertook psychiatric specialist training through tertiary teaching hospitals in Sydney and the Gold Coast. Dr Burchgart graduated with an Advanced Certificate in Addiction Psychiatry and a Masters of Psychiatry in 2019. Dr Burchgart continues to work across northern NSW, the Gold Coast Brisbane. She has dual NSW and Queensland certification for s8 medication prescription and opioid replacement therapy.
Dr Burchgart is excited to join Managing Pain in 2022.

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.

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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.

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.

Liz

Liz has worked in preventative health and rehabilitation science since graduating with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Applied Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from University of Queensland in 2004. After a number of years working primarily with patients with chronic health conditions in gyms and medical centres in Australia, Liz relocated to the UK where she worked as the clinical lead in community cardiac rehabilitation and type 2 diabetes management in the team responsible for developing the pilot Healthwise GP Referral Program for the Greenwich PCT which is now offered widely across the UK to support people with chronic diseases to become more physically active. On her return to Australia, motivated by her passion for the fields of neuroscience and musculoskeletal health and her desire to better support her patients with more complex health presentations went on to complete a physiotherapy degree from Griffith University (2011). Then relocated to Sydney to complete a Masters in Pain Management from University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine (2017) while working at both the Northern Private Pain Centre and the Royal North Shore Pain Management and Research Centre, a national tertiary leader in the multi-disciplinary treatment of chronic pain. 

In her clinical work Liz continues to be motivated by her desire to better understand and enhance the interaction between neuroscience and musculoskeletal health in human development, performance, pain and aging. Liz applies her breadth of skills and knowledge across exercise physiology and physiotherapy in her clinical practice to increase her patient’s capacity to increase and maintain a more physically active lifestyle. And where necessary Liz works with her patients to develop support networks of allied health and movement professionals within their more immediate community. 

Liz also is a dedicated health educator and has held clinical teaching roles at University of Queensland in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and at University of New England in the School of Exercise and Sports Science while continuing to work clinician. 

Outside work Liz enjoys farm life, the beach and time with her family and two young children. She also loves a physical challenge and has completed the Three Peaks Challenge (UK), Kokoda Track (PNG), a number of 10km community organised runs and half marathons. Often these events are to raise support for Australian based health oriented charity organisations including The May 50k for MS research, and Send Hope Not Flowers who provide healthcare and support for vulnerable mothers in Papua New Guinea and across the developing world. 

REBATES 

Liz is registered provider under Medicare Chronic Disease Management Program (Exercise Physiology item 10953 and Physiotherapy item 10960 services), DVA and a number of private health funds. She is also available to provide services through self-funded and managed NDIS programs, Work Cover Qld and Workcover NSW (SIRA). 

Liz

Liz has worked in preventative health and rehabilitation science since graduating with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Applied Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from University of Queensland in 2004. After a number of years working primarily with patients with chronic health conditions in gyms and medical centres in Australia, Liz relocated to the UK where she worked as the clinical lead in community cardiac rehabilitation and type 2 diabetes management in the team responsible for developing the pilot Healthwise GP Referral Program for the Greenwich PCT which is now offered widely across the UK to support people with chronic diseases to become more physically active. On her return to Australia, motivated by her passion for the fields of neuroscience and musculoskeletal health and her desire to better support her patients with more complex health presentations went on to complete a physiotherapy degree from Griffith University (2011). Then relocated to Sydney to complete a Masters in Pain Management from University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine (2017) while working at both the Northern Private Pain Centre and the Royal North Shore Pain Management and Research Centre, a national tertiary leader in the multi-disciplinary treatment of chronic pain. 

In her clinical work Liz continues to be motivated by her desire to better understand and enhance the interaction between neuroscience and musculoskeletal health in human development, performance, pain and aging. Liz applies her breadth of skills and knowledge across exercise physiology and physiotherapy in her clinical practice to increase her patient’s capacity to increase and maintain a more physically active lifestyle. And where necessary Liz works with her patients to develop support networks of allied health and movement professionals within their more immediate community. 

Liz also is a dedicated health educator and has held clinical teaching roles at University of Queensland in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and at University of New England in the School of Exercise and Sports Science while continuing to work clinician. 

Outside work Liz enjoys farm life, the beach and time with her family and two young children. She also loves a physical challenge and has completed the Three Peaks Challenge (UK), Kokoda Track (PNG), a number of 10km community organised runs and half marathons. Often these events are to raise support for Australian based health oriented charity organisations including The May 50k for MS research, and Send Hope Not Flowers who provide healthcare and support for vulnerable mothers in Papua New Guinea and across the developing world. 

REBATES 

Liz is registered provider under Medicare Chronic Disease Management Program (Exercise Physiology item 10953 and Physiotherapy item 10960 services), DVA and a number of private health funds. She is also available to provide services through self-funded and managed NDIS programs, Work Cover Qld and Workcover NSW (SIRA). 

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