Dr Alison Sim qualified as an osteopath in 2001. She has a Masters of Pain Management from Sydney University Medical School and Royal North Shore Pain Management Research Institute. She treats patients from all walks of life, but takes a special interest in persistent pain. The approach that she uses is what might be described as a “ bigger picture approach” where an emphasis is placed on addressing all aspects of a person’s life that might be impacting on the pain. Alison has also lectured at Australian Catholic University, Victoria University, RMIT and George Fox University in a variety of science and clinical subjects. In addition to her lecturing appointments, she has worked as part of the teaching team at Deakin University Medical School.