About

Director & Co-Founder Dr Christelis holds two specialist medical qualifications in pain medicines. He is trained in all aspects of pain medicine including advanced interventional techniques like nerve blocks, radiofrequency and spinal cord stimulation.

Epworth hospital locations

Hospital

Epworth Cliveden

Hospital

Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade

Hospital

Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Pain Specialists Australia

Level 4 600 Victoria St
Richmond VIC 3121

Special interests

  • Interventional pain medicine - all forms - nerve blocks, radiofrequency, neurostimulation
  • Spinal pain - all forms - back pain, facet & sacroiliac joint, discogenic, post surgical
  • Head & neck pain - migraines, facial pain , trigeminal neuralgia, cervicogenic, occipital
  • Neuropathic pain syndromes - CRPS, peripheral nerve damage, neuropathies,
  • General pain - pelvic pain, pudendal neuralgia, refractory angina, vascular disease

Education and training

  • Pain fellow at The Alfred Hospital
  • Most supportive mentor (2013)
  • Anaesthetic registrars

Research

  • Proteolytic mechanisms of chronic neuropathic pain (NHMRC grant)
  • Neuromodulation in chronic pain
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) following joint arthroplasty

Qualifications

  • FFPMANZCA (merit)
  • FFPMRCA
  • FANZCA
  • FRCA
  • MBBCHh

Professional Associations

  • INS
  • ISIS
  • IASP
Rehabilitation is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians who collaborate in providing care for patients, developing individualised programs and setting recovery goals.