The Team

Dr Anne Daly

Director & Physiotherapist

D Clin Physio, M Manip Physio, Grad Dip Manip Ther, B App Sc ( Physio)

Pain Physiotherapist (APA)
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (APA)

Anne is currently a Registrar of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, specialising in Pain. She is an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) titled Pain and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over 25 years experience working with people with complex pain. Anne enjoys working collaboratively with both colleagues and the people who come to see her for assistance with their pain.

Anne has recently joined the postgraduate teaching staff at La Trobe University and is also a consultant to the Clinical Panels at both the Victorian Workcover Authority and the Transport Accident Commission. Anne has previously worked for 25 years in the Austin Health Interdisciplinary Complex Pain Service.

Anne has a Clinical Doctorate, a Masters Degree, a Graduate Diploma and a Bachelors Degree, all in Physiotherapy and Manipulative Therapy. She has undertaken research related to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and has a number of publications related to this and other subjects. She has presented at national and international conferences throughout her career.

Anne represented the Australian Pain Society (APS) on the Management Advisory Group to ePPOC for 5 years, (the electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration) and is currently involved in a number of state and federal steering groups related to pain initiatives in primary and tertiary care. Project ECHO is a current passion. She belongs to the APA, the APS and the International Association for the Study of Pain.

Anne aims to provide excellent, evidence informed, honest and compassionate pain care to those seeking her assistance in achieving control over their pain. 


Dr Philippa Frances

Director & Clinical Psychologist

B A Hons, D Clin Psy


Philippa is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working in the field of persistent pain-management in Australia and the U.K. Philippa greatly enjoys working in the dynamic team at The PainCare Collective where she values the opportunity to work with other highly skilled health professionals who are committed to providing excellent holistic services for both patients and health professionals.

Philippa worked for 17 years as Senior Psychologist for the Austin Health Pain Clinic in Melbourne, where she developed and ran group programs and worked with individual patients facing the enormous challenges of living with persistent pain. She has also worked extensively in Private Practice and in 2012, along with Dr Emma Gollings, she opened the Wellspring Centre for Clinical and Health Psychology, in Kew. She regularly provides university lectures to undergraduate and post graduate students, and provides professional supervision to a number of psychologists working in the public health sector in Melbourne. She has worked in general psychiatry, and forensics, and has a special interest in health psychology (the interface between physical and emotional health).

Philippa is committed to supporting people to bring out their very best, whatever their challenges.

Philippa has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and also works as an adviser to the Clinical Panel of the Victorian Workcover Authority. She is a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and its Clinical College, and is a member of the Australian Pain Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain, Pain Australia and the Victorian Psychologists Association.

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