Dr Peter Georgius is our medical consultant who provides professional support to the team during weekly case conferences.
Dr. Georgius has been in private practice on the Sunshine Coast since 2008 and has extensive experience in all aspects of musculo-skeletal and neurological rehabilitation. After completing his basic surgical training in Melbourne in 2002, he went on to achieve his Pain Fellowship in Tasmania in 2004, and in 2007, completed his Fellowship in Rehabilitation Medicine in Melbourne. In 2012 Dr. Georgius was appointed Director of the Rehabilitation Unit at Nambour Selangor Private Hospital and Noosa Private Hospital in 2014. He provides inpatient services to Nambour Selangor Private Hospital and the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital and holds clinics at Noosa Heads and Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital. He is on the Medical Advisory Committee of Selangor Private Hospital as well as on the Medical Advisory Board of AusCann and Saluda Medical.
His scope of practice includes pain management and the rehabilitation of patients with complex conditions. He has expertise in advanced pain management procedures including diagnostic blocks, radiofrequency neurotomies and PENs (peripheral nerve stimulation), as well as implantable peripheral nerve stimulators and dorsal column stimulators. Dr Georgius also has expertise in complex pain conditions such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and employs the latest techniques in assessment and therapy, including neuroplasticity therapies such as Graded Motor Imagery.
Dr Georgius implements a multidisciplinary approach to pain management with community-based referrals for ongoing treatment. He believes in supporting the physical and psychological aspects of pain management and has sourced some of the best practitioners on the coast to work alongside. Additionally, his practice includes two registered nurses, both with more than thirteen years of experience in pain and rehabilitation. Dr Georgius also believes that it is important to provide broad treatment options for his patients including emerging therapies and as such he has a Medicinal Cannabis clinic and Scrambler Therapy clinic for those patients with intractable pain.
Dr Georgius has a strong focus on research and education in pain management and has established Sunshine Coast Clinical Research (SCCR), a company that provides national and international clinical trials of medications and implantable devices specifically for chronic pain conditions. He actively publishes peer-reviewed papers and has an ongoing collaboration with the University of Sydney investigating the neuroscience and pathogenesis of pain. He is a regular invited guest speaker at various national and international meetings and conferences.