Senior Occupational Therapist & Clinical Pain Coach

Michelle Broughton

Master of Occupational Therapy; Bachelor of Science in Sport Science, Exercise & Health.
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Michelle Broughton is a Occupational Therapist with a special interest in persistent pain, mental health and sports science. She is dedicated to helping clients live rich, meaningful lives by empowering them to take control of their recovery journey.

My Background

Michelle's curiosity and desire to understand the unique relationship between the mind, body, and social interactions led her to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. After completing a double degree in sport science, exercise & health, and a master's degree in occupational therapy, she joined Painless in 2020 as a Patient Experience Team Member, eventually transitioning to her current role as an Occupational Therapist and Pain Coach. In addition to her role at Painless, Michelle oversees a mental health hospital ward, splitting her time between the Painless practice and the hospital.

My Approach

Michelle believes in treating pain as a unique, human experience that requires a holistic approach. She not only looks at the physical and psychological aspects of each person but also the social aspects in various contexts. By collaborating closely with other multidisciplinary team members, she provides quality care catered specifically to her clients' needs. Michelle is committed to empowering patients to engage in and make informed decisions about the treatment process, ultimately placing the power back in their hands.

My Favourite Therapies

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Sensory Processing interventions
  • Life Skills Coaching
  • Mindfulness training and practice
  • Pacing strategies for pain and fatigue management
  • Personalized care plans for chronic pain or disabilities
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary team members to provide comprehensive care

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Michelle Broughton


Available in person or via telemedicine, anywhere in Australia.