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.
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.
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.