Dr Dan Bates

Sports and Exercise Physician

Dr Dan Bates is a Sports and Exercise Physician and Director of Metro Pain Group working in the area of chronic musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. He has active research in non-medication based treatments of chronic pain including neuromodulation, stem cells and radiofrequency ablation. He is also interested in exercise as medicine and the future potential role of […]

Samantha Cattach

Physiotherapist and Restorative Exercise Specialist

Sami is an Australian trained and registered physiotherapist who graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2010. Since then she has worked primarily in private practice with a focus on pelvic health and peri-natal care, providing education to pre and post-natal women, yoga teachers (including teachers in training), doctors, and […]

Dr Rudi Gerhardt


Rudi studied Sports-Physiotherapy in Munich, graduating in 1984, and Osteopathy in Belgium (IAO) graduating in 1999. He moved to Australia over 20 years ago and while waiting for his qualifications to be recognised in Australia gained his B.Sc. Anatomy at UNSW, graduating in 2002. He is a registered Doctor of Osteopathy. Rudi considers study of […]

Elizabeth Howard

Osteopath and Pain Educator

Liz has over 20 years of experience as an Osteopath and has worked at the Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia for over 5 years. Her main focus is the holistic management of complex pelvic pain with the interdisciplinary team, working closely with Professor Thierry Vancaillie (Gynaecologist and Pain Medicine Specialist). Her roles include Osteopathic care, pain education, […]

Dr Bruce Mitchell

Sports and Interventional Pain Physician

Dr Bruce Mitchell is a Sports and Interventional Pain Physician and a Director of Metro Pain Group. He has an extensive sports medicine background, previously working as an AFL club doctor and was the former National President of Sports Medicine Australia. He is a Fellow of theAmerican College of Sports Medicine, and has completed a Masters of […]

Prof Thierry Vancaillie

Gynaecologist and Pain Specialist

Professor Thierry Vancaillie is a gynaecologist and pain specialist, renowned for his role in developing minimally invasive procedures, including hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery. His expertise includes pudendal neuralgia, pelvic pain, post-surgical pain and the surgical treatment of infertility with Asherman's Syndrome. He has published over 200 papers, ranging from the application of electrosurgery to the […]

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