Dr Aman Ahuja, MBBS, MD, FCARCSI, FFPM, FANZCA
Director, Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist
Dr. Ahuja is a dual specialist in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia. Having trained across many continents, obtaining MD Anaesthesia from India, Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists, Ireland, Masters in Pain Medicine from UK, Fellow of Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia, Australia, he eventually decided to settle down in sunny Townsville.
Dr Ahuja has been providing pain management services for over 10 years and strives to offer the highest quality spine, musculoskeletal, and pain care with compassion, integrity and excellence. Dr. Ahuja is a highly qualified specialist in all aspects of pain medicine with particular areas of interest in interventional pain management.
His expertise covers most types of acute and chronic pain conditions like spinal pain, cancer pain and neuropathic pain. He is also experienced in advanced pain interventional techniques like nerve and joint blocks, epidural injections, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation and other advanced neuro-modulation techniques. He has particular expertise in managing lumbar back pain and sciatica, neck, shoulder and arm pain, facial pains/headaches and other unexplained pain conditions.
Dr Ahuja is also currently working as a specialist pain medicine physician and consultant at the North Queensland Persistent Pain Management Service, Townsville, Australia, where his work focuses on clinical practice, research and advancing rational therapies for a diverse range of conditions. Over the years, Dr Ahuja has participated in multiple audits and research projects, which have been presented both nationally and internationally at medical conferences, and published in Indexed journals.
Dr Ahuja’s active interests include understanding the role of non-pharmacological approaches to managing pain. His current passion is to study the expanding role of radiofrequency in field of Pain Medicine.
Craig Sullivan: Director, Occupational Therapist
Craig graduated with a class 1 honours degree in Occupational Therapy from James Cook University. He has been working in the area of chronic pain management; hand therapy; rehabilitation; and Lymphoedema therapy within acute and subacute sectors.
Craig also has also published research in the area of neurological rehabilitation, being the lead author of research published in the international Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. Craig is also a qualified lymphoedema therapist who is currently registered with the Australasian Lymphoedema Association.
Craig has predominantly worked in Townsville, however has provided outreach services across north and central Queensland. He has extensive experience working with current and ex-service defence force personnel and individuals with complex medical conditions. He is passionate about achieving the best possible result for each person he works with.
Johnathan Entriken: Physiotherapist
Jonathan graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from James Cook University.
During and prior to his time working as a physiotherapist, Jonathan has developed an interest in and skills in the areas of pain management, paediatrics and sporting injuries and rehabilitation. Jonathan enjoys working with people across all ages to inform and assist them in getting the best physical and functional outcomes available to them.
Jonathan enjoys learning and operating in, the multidisciplinary clinic that Livewell Pain Management Centre offers. He believes that the ability for him to offer physiotherapy input in his focus areas, as well having a variety of highly trained professionals under the same roof, enables him to offer the most effective care possible to the people he sees.
Sharon Isle: Clinical Psychologist
Sharon completed her undergraduate study at Curtin University in WA and had a number of clinical roles in WA and QLD before heading North and graduating from James Cook University with a Master of Clinical Psychology. She has worked in a range of clinical positions across hospital and community settings, with patients including victims of crime, defence force personnel, and people with chronic illnesses. Whilst working in this latter area, Sharon’s interest in pain and its management really developed. She is passionate about working with people to assist them to have satisfying and meaningful lives despite their pain.
Julia Sullivan: Psychologist
Julia completed her undergraduate degree and postgraduate Diploma of Psychology at James Cook University. She worked in several positions for the Department of Corrective Services and the Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service; before commencing work in the alcohol and drug sector. She has developed a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions to clients, and family members, whose lives have been impacted by substance abuse. During her 15 years of experience in this industry, she has been able to support many clients across the lifespan to achieve their therapeutic goals. She has been able to provide support to those who manage pain and is passionate about developing these skills further.