The Practice

Pain Management:

Wesley Pain and Spine Centre

Wesley Hospital, Chasely Street, Auchenflower Qld 4066

Appointments: 07 3232 6190

Medico Legal Appointments:


Level 2, Suite 30, Silverton, 101 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane Qld 4000

Telephone: 07 3831 5681

Fax: 07 3831 5682


Dr Leigh Atkinson AO

Book: Manage Your Pain

Review: Manage Your Pain

The new 3rd edition is now available (from October 2011).

Sufferers of chronic pain learn how to adapt their lives so that their pain becomes manageable with the techniques illustrated in this book. A wide range of approaches for managing persistent pain are described, offering chronic pain sufferers options that take into account the level of pain and lifestyle.

Based on two highly successful multi-disciplinary pain management programs in the UK and Australia, the suggestions demonstrate awareness of current medical thinking and draw on the latest scientific research. For people who do not wish to rely on prescribed drugs, an integrated method is used, including physiotherapy and psychological techniques. 


About the Authors:

Dr. Michael Nicholas is the director of the renowned ADAPT Pain Management Program at the University of Sydney. Dr. Allan Molloy is a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine. Lois Tonkin is a senior physiotherapist. Lee Beeston is a registered nurse specializing in pain management.

How to Obtain the Book:

The book can be found in several bookstores:

  • ABC Shop - the online price is $35.00.
  • Doubleday - the online price is $29.95.

Welcome to the Pain Medicine website

On this website, you will find information about:

  • Dr Leigh Atkinson's practice - contact details, location, and information.
  • pain medicine and pain management.
  • links to other sites, including those related to pain medicine and pain management.