Chronic pain:

A Fresh Approach

Solving the problems associated with treating chronic pain


Our Difference

A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary pain management process

More about our process

Changing lives

Persistent pain is less about the tissue and nerve injury at the site of the original trauma.

It is more about the patterns of increased activity in the brain and spinal cord. The good news is that the central nervous system is not hard wired. It is neuroplastic , that is, it can change its own structure.

Empowering the patient to actively manage their pain encourages new neural pathways. Hence, long term the patient has less central sensitisation, activity avoidance and worry.

This is a fundamental shift in direction from medications and procedures to treat pain to the development of a whole person approach. Eventually, the person learns skills in self management to reduce their reliance on medical treatments

Our philosophy

At Pain Medicine Sydney we believe effective pain management is a process, not a pill.

Our dedicated specialists offer a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management which combines medical and holistic techniques.

By recognising the social, psychological and physical factors that contribute to pain, we can give your patients the best chance of managing their pain and regaining their quality of life.

We focus on building resilience in patients through a five-step process:

  • pain diagnosis and chronic pain planning
  • support for medication rationalisation
  • cognitive behaviour therapy
  • lifestyle planning
  • interventional procedures

With more than a decade’s experience in the field, our team offers a fresh approach to pain management. Recognising pain as a ‘whole person’ issue, our process incorporates a variety of treatment options and results in more favourable patient outcomes.

Our Team

Dr Charlotte Johnstone

Dr Charlotte Johnstone

Pain Specialist



Nunzio Mosca




Claire Grullemans



Sylvia Lim-Gibson

Sylvia Lim-Gibson




Brigitte Seelin
Elisha Renton



More about our team


Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Suite 20, Level 7 Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Barker Street Randwick
NSW 2031

Ph : 02 9650 4988
Fax: 02 9650 4918

Email for information
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Parking: The easiest place to park is under the private hospital. There is a lift on level B4 that takes you directly to Level 7 of Prince of Wales Private Hospital. Access to this car park is easiest from Hospital Road. This runs between Barker Street and High Street.

The other way to access the car park is via the main public hospital entrance on Barker Street.

Public Transport
The bus routes that will take you to the hospital are: 357 359 370 372 373 374 376 377 400 410