Pain Specialist, Rheumatologist, Proceduralist & Paediatric Specialist

Pavla Walsh

Medical degree, MBBS, 2003; Pain Proceduralist; Post-graduate diploma Paediatric Rheumatology; Paediatric Rheumatologist, FRACP, 2014; Pain Specialist, FFPMANZCA, 2015
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Pavla is a dedicated pain specialist, rheumatologist, proceduralist, and paediatric specialist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is passionate about caring for people of all ages living with chronic pain and strongly believes in patient education and empowerment.

My Background

Pavla's medical journey began with a passion for pain management and paediatrics. She completed her specialist training in rheumatology at the Fremantle Pain Medicine Unit and learned minimally invasive procedures for complex, chronic pain. Later, she moved to Melbourne to complete further training in Paediatric Rheumatology and a Fellowship in Pain Medicine, successfully integrating her two passions into a meaningful career. Since then, she has worked in both private practice and government-funded pain clinics, treating patients from young children to those in advanced age.

My Approach

Pavla's approach to pain care is diverse and personalized, focusing on uncovering the underlying causes of an individual's pain and formulating a tailored plan to address it. She values patient education and supports patients to become active, informed participants in their healthcare. By helping patients understand the brain's pain processing and implementing active self-management strategies, Pavla aims to give them a sense of control and independence on their recovery journey.

My Favourite Therapies

  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Care: With a deep understanding of this complex genetic disorder, Pavla provides tailored care, assisting patients in managing the multifaceted challenges of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
  • Rheumatic Disease Management: Harnessing her expertise as a rheumatologist, Pavla offers comprehensive management for a range of rheumatic conditions, ensuring patients receive both relief and long-term care strategies.
  • Minimally Invasive Pain Procedures: With a proceduralist's precision, Pavla employs minimally invasive techniques to effectively alleviate pain, ensuring reduced recovery time and minimal discomfort for patients.
  • Nerve Blocks and Ablations: Utilising her skill in advanced pain procedures, Pavla conducts nerve blocks and ablations to directly target and manage sources of chronic pain.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation: Leveraging technology's latest advances, Pavla offers spinal cord stimulation as an innovative approach to modulate and manage chronic pain signals.
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems: Pavla employs this targeted drug delivery approach, ensuring efficient medication administration directly to the spinal fluid for optimal pain control.
  • Pain Management Education: Passionate about patient empowerment, Pavla provides extensive education on pain management strategies, giving patients the tools to understand and take control of their pain journey.
  • Pain Medication Management: With a holistic view of pain management, Pavla prescribes and carefully manages pain medications to ensure effective relief while considering potential side effects.
  • Patient and Family Education on Disease Management and Self-care Strategies: Recognising the importance of a supportive environment, Pavla extends her educational approach to families, ensuring both patients and their loved ones understand disease management, fostering a collaborative approach to self-care.

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Available in person or via telemedicine, anywhere in Australia.