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Amy Gowland

Senior Occupational Therapist 

Pain Coach

My pain journey started when I was quite young, guiding my desire to work with persistent pain, as an Occupational Therapist. I grew up as an avid dancer, passionate for ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap, with several recurrent injuries occurring during my early teens, subsequently resulting in a persistent pain journey from then on.
 
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Monash University, I have worked in acute inpatient and long-term rehabilitation psychiatric settings, as well as inpatient eating disorder clinics within the public health system. More recently, I have worked in the public health Pain Management Clinic, prior to transitioning into a full-time role at Evolving Pain in October 2022.

These experiences have provided me with the opportunity to appraise the individual biopsychosocial factors contributing to an individual’s presentation, guiding the implementation of assessments, interventions, and evaluations, in accordance with evidence-based practice. I thrive off recognising the unique nature of individuals and the impact their environment has on their pain presentation and psychological wellbeing.

I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and love to incorporate aspects of this into clinical practice. I have had the opportunity to learn off some inspiring individuals that have also contributed to my passion for pain and continued desire to learn.
 
The opportunity to work with patients in pain is a privilege and something I will never take for granted, you are your own person, and your journey is as unique as you are!

Amy Gowland Evolving Pain

Special Areas of Interest:

  • Connective tissue disorders, including Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

  • Connective tissue disorder co-morbidities, including, but not limited to: 

    • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Dysautonomia

    • Gastroperesis, and

    • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

  • Sensory Processing and Pain

  • Neurodivergence and Pain

Meet Amy!

TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you so much. I can't express quite how wonderful and relieving it is to have someone so supportive and proactive with regard to assistive technology and improving quality of life. It's exactly what I need right now!"

Anonymous

"As a family, we are very fortunate to have you in our corners. You are truly an amazing person"

Anonymous

"Your service approach is very sensitive, and I really love the way you get to know your clients"

Anonymous

"Thank you so much for help this past year, we have accomplished so much, more so than I’ve have previously with any OT.  It’s all down to your hard work....I am in complete and utter awe of you....as usual you really did calm me down so much by just reassuring me." 

Anonymous

"The journey with Amy has been

a knowledgeable one for me with good 

benefits to my health. I am grateful for the support, knowledge and guidance that I have received from Amy. I wish Amy and the team at Evolving pain good success."

Sylvia

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