Meet Our Team
Dr Matthew Green
BMBS FAFRM FFPMANZCA FIPP
Musculoskeletal, Rehabilitation and Pain Physician
Matthew practices as a musculoskeletal, rehabilitation and pain specialist.
His dominant area of interest is musculoskeletal medicine with expertise in the area of interventional treatments for spinal and other persistent pain conditions. Rhizolysis, dorsal column stimulation and peripheral nerve field stimulation, epidural injections and nerve root blocks are procedures that he commonly performs.
Matthew consults with general practitioner/physician referred patients, and third party compensable patients (Return To Work SA & Motor Vehicle Accident).
BApplSc (Physio), BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin)
Mark initially trained as a Physiotherapist in Adelaide and worked in the USA for five years assisting people with a wide range of painful conditions including work injuries, arthritis, joint replacements, neurological conditions, burns and following surgery.
Mark then worked in Sydney for five years providing exercise programs for injured workers who were having difficulty returning to work. It was during this time that he commenced his studies in Psychology at Macquarie University. At the completion of his study he returned to Adelaide to undertake a Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree at the University of Adelaide.
Dr Irina Hollington
MD (Hons) (Freiburg, Germany)
Dr Hollington specialises in pain medicine with particular interests in chronic pelvic, abdominal and perianal pain conditions affecting women and men. She is also a specialist anaesthetist, sub-specialising in anaesthesia for colorectal and spinal surgery.
Dr Hollington trained in anaesthesia and intensive care in Germany, Switzerland and Australia, completing her Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) and her Fellowship in Chronic Pain Medicine FFPMANZCA). During her professional development year she subspecialised in chronic pelvic, abdominal and perianal pain conditions. She enjoys having a wide and varied practice with multi-disciplinary teams and has a strong interest in teaching medical students and doctors in training.
Dr Tuan Vo
Tuan is a Specialist Musculoskeletal, Occupational and Pain Medicine Physician working in both public and private sectors. He has special interest in the treatment of musculoskeletal injury and illness utilising both multi-disciplinary and interventional pain management approaches. Tuan grew up in Adelaide and is passionate about improving the quality of life of his patients with chronic pain. He also enjoys teaching and is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.
BA (Psych), GDip Psych, MPsych (Clin), Dip Clin Hyp
MAPS, Member Australian Pain Society, Member Australian Society of Hypnosis
Michelle has worked as a Psychologist in pain management since 2003. She has experience working with a range of chronic pain conditions, as well as experience helping patients manage acute pain resulting from traumatic injury. She is endorsed in the areas of Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology, and regularly provides training to postgraduate university students and health professionals.
Michelle’s interests include pain management and coping with chronic illness, and she has a special interest in pelvic pain conditions for both women and men. Michelle uses a range of psychological approaches including CBT, ACT, mindfulness and hypnosis.
Dr Jonathan Newchurch
MMED (Pain Management)
Jonathan is a specialist GP Anaesthetist who has extensive experience in rural and remote medicine, and is completing the Fellowship in Pain Medicine. He has completed a Masters in Medicine (Pain Management) from the University of Sydney. Jonathan has interests in treating musculoskeletal, spinal, headaches and orofacial pain utilising a multidisciplinary and interventional management approach.
BN, GDipOnc, MNPract
Rebekah has been a part of the team as a Nurse Practitioner at PainMedSA, with post graduate qualifications in Oncology & Haematology. She has completed her Masters of Nurse Practitioner under the guidance of Dr Matthew Green to further grow her skills and to assist in improving the delivery of care here at PainMedSA. Rebekah’s special interests include pain management and the surgical treatment of Neuromodulation. She plays an active role in research here at PainMedSA and is passionate about improving patient access and experience within healthcare.
BN, GDipCritCareNurs, MNPractSt
Nurse Practitioner Candidate
Peter has been a part of the team as at PainMedSA as a Clinical Nurse Specialist since early 2019. He has extensive experience in the critical care sector, working in the intensive care setting for several years and has post-graduate qualifications in this area. He also has wide-ranging management experience through his previous roles within SA Health, and is a lecturer for the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Flinders University. Peter's special interests include novel pharmacotherapy approaches to chronic pain management, cognitive behavioural therapy and multi-disciplinary approaches to chronic pain management.
Dr Katie Rogers
MBBS, BMedSci(Hons), FRACGP, JCCA
Dr Katie Rogers graduated from Medical School at the University of Adelaide before training as a Specialist Rural GP with advanced training in Anaesthesia. She spent several years serving the community on the Yorke Peninsula before returning to Adelaide. This developed her interest in pain medicine, particularly regarding the role of interventional therapies within a multidisciplinary approach. She completed her basic Pain Medicine training at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and is currently completing studies towards Fellowship with the Faculty of Pain Medicine (ANZCA), specialising in the interventional therapies for management of chronic pain conditions.
My philosophy as a physiotherapist is to make myself useless, as fast as possible.
In practice this means empowering patients with helpful information; particularly about pain, facilitating beneficial behaviour change, and restoring and improving function. To me, injury presents an opportunity to develop and improve, rather than deteriorate and regress.
I grew up in Brisbane and studied at the University of Queensland. Since then I’ve worked in a variety of roles around Australia as well as overseas. Physical activity has always been a large part of my life, earlier on in team sport; particularly Australian Rules Football and more recently with the development of a running obsession. An obsession that is currently being satisfied with plenty of km's both on the roads around Adelaide and the trails up in the hills.
My passion for physical activity and belief in the resilience of the human body are reflected in my active approach to physiotherapy.