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Amanda Galvin

Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre

Royal North Shore Hospital, Douglas Building

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amanda.galvin@health.nsw.gov.au

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Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards NSW 2065

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Michale J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre

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St Leonards  NSW  2065

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Patient Stories

PMRI has helped thousands of Australians to manage their acute, chronic and cancer pain. This section profiles the stories of some of our patients.

 

Some names have been changed in the stories below to protect privacy, but all factual details are as submitted to us.

THE BARBARA WALKER CENTRE

Barbara Walker entered an ADAPT course in 1995 "feeling very skeptical, as it sounded like some Pollyanna fairy tale", but was taught practical pain self-management strategies. Her success at ADAPT led her to her family's support for the establishment of a pain management clinic at St. Vincents Hospital in Melbourne under her name. Read more

BARBARA'S STORY

Barbara Walker suffered chronic pain after a breast cancer operation, crossed the world in search of a cure, and finally entered the ADAPT course, which she says turned her life around...

LORRAINE'S STORY

Lorraine, 76

"I'd had six major back operations - pieces of bone taken from my hip, braced to my spine, titanium screw put in, taken out...

REBECCA'S STORY

Rebecca, 18

"I was 14, doing gymnastics training 15 hours a week, when I ran into the vault horse and fractured my lower back. I changed my mind at the last minute and baulked...

STEVE'S STORY

Steve, 42

"I was a cop for 20 years, mostly in plain clothes. In 1995, I was walking along a footpath, when a 4-wheel drive ran off the road and pinned me aginst the wall with its roo bar...

SIMONE'S STORY

Simone, 39, was 20 years old, studying to be a concert pianist, newly married and driving with her husband, when a car accident left her a quadriplegic...

ROSS' STORY

Ross gives a throaty chortle as he recalls his first week at the ADAPT pain management course: "I felt so angry, I was going to throw the bloody psychologist out the window"...