WELCOME

Medicine has failed people in pain for far too long.

WELCOME

We're striving to do better.

Painless is Perth's leading integrative pain medicine practice. We understand the challenges of living with pain.

We see you - and we can help.

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Our approach for your pain condition

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Meet our team of pain experts

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

Thinking in equations

Effective pain care is an equation of carefully considered additions and subtractions.

At Painless, we approach pain as an equation. A puzzle. Each case unique.

Typical pain care protocols only ever 'add'. Medications, therapies, tools - these additions can be very valuable, but ultimately fall flat in isolation.

The missing piece in pain care today is the subtraction. We must add the tools needed to manage pain, while removing the factors that drive it to begin with.

SUBTRACTIONS

Painless subtractions.

At best, overlooking 'subtractions' hinders recovery. At worst, it leads to harm.

Our 'subtractions' serve three primary purposes: they remove obstacles to effective care, they minimise risk and they remove underlying drivers of chronic pain.

SUBTRACTIONS

Painless subtractions.

At best, overlooking 'subtractions' hinders recovery. At worst, it leads to harm.

Our 'subtractions' serve three primary purposes: they remove obstacles to effective care, they minimise risk and they remove underlying drivers of chronic pain.

SUBTRACTIONS

Remove obstacles to effective care.

– No addictive drugs

We do not prescribe classical opioids and have strong policies to protect our patients from high-risk, addictive medications.

– No invasive surgeries

We do not perform invasive, high-risk surgeries, nor will we offer procedures without first trialing other options.

– No band-aid fixes

We will not mask symptoms with temporary quick-fixes while ignoring the underlying cause of your condition.

– No access issues

We offer digital appointments via Skype, Google Hangout or Facetime so you can access expert care anywhere.

– No rushed appointments

We do not offer short appointments (less than 30 minutes) that prevent them from providing comprehensive care.

– No long wait list

Our average wait time for new patients is just a few weeks. For urgent cases, our support team are often able to arrange an accelerated appointment.

WE BELIEVE

All pain is real, whatever it's cause.

“Often, the greatest obstacle isn't finding someone to treat you, it's finding people who truly understand and empathise with you. Patients shouldn't have to struggle to be heard by their health professionals.”
MEET TRACY wallwork
Tracy Wallwork is a physiotherapist with a masters degree in the philosophy of physiotherapy and PhD in movement for back pain.
SUBTRACTIONS

Remove underlying causes of pain.

It's impossible to achieve lasting pain-relief without treating the root cause.

Sleep, stress, nutrition and movement form the basis for healthy, painless living.

We place a very high importance on these critical lifestyle factors with our patients. By adopting a "whole-person approach", we always strive to solve the source of pain. Not just address the symptoms.

– Less fear of movement

We'll guide you to slowly and sustainably reintroduce physical movement and meaningful activities to your life.

– Less sleep difficulties

We provide practical medical and lifestyle tools to improve the quality of your sleep — which in turn, dampens your pain levels.

– Less stress & distress

We offer expert support to help your better manage and understand the many psychosocial inputs that contribute to pain.

– Less diet confusion

We break through the diet confusion with practical resources and protocols to build a nutrition plan that's just right for you.

Every "addition" offered at Painless has a clear purpose with proven efficacy.

We are highly selective about our "additions" at Painless. Be it a tool, therapy, medication or procedure, every "addition" we bring to the table has been carefully considered, tested and supported by science.

We believe, as your pain care team, our job is not to "fix your body". Rather, it's our job to support your body, with everything it needs, to heal itself.

ADDITIONS

Painless additions: our carefully curated toolkit.

Integrative

We combine specialist care and multidisciplinary therapies with the principles of integrative pain medicine.

Personalised

We believe the best outcomes are achieved when treatments are made to fit the patient, not the other way around.

Specialised

Every tool, practice and therapy at we employ is designed specifically for persistent pain, and backed by science.

WE BELIEVE

Good science equals good medicine.

“Every 'addition' — protocol, practice or procedure — at Painless is firmly grounded in evidence-based medicine and the science of behaviour change.”
MEET Dr Nicholas cooke
Dr Nicholas Cooke is a general practitioner with decades of experience in pain care, aged-care and rheumatology.