Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth Howard

Advanced Pain Management Osteopath & Pain Educator

  • BAppSc(Clin Sc)
  • BOstSc
  • MScMed(PainMgt)
  • Member of Osteopathy Australia

Elizabeth is an osteopath with over 20 years’ experience in the treatment and management of acute and chronic pain. She has a special interest in holistic pain education, pelvic pain and pregnancy-related pain.

Liz graduated from RMIT in 1996 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Clinical Science) and a Bachelor of Osteopathic Science. She has completed a Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) and assists Prof Vancaillie with his pelvic pain practice. Liz has been awarded the title Advanced Pain Management Osteopath by Osteopathy Australia.

Her roles include Osteopathic care, pain education, clinical specialist in sacral neuromodulation (Boston Scientific) and facilitating group education for pelvic pain. Most recently Liz has been helping manage the women suffering with pelvic pain after mesh surgery for prolapse or incontinence.

Her teaching experience ranges from lectures and technique in Undergraduate and Master’s Osteopathic programs (University of Western Sydney, Southern Cross University), clinical supervision of Osteopathic students (UWS, SCU, SportsMed Mumbai), Osteopathy Australia National Conference presentation, Pelvic Floor Seminars, GP education evenings and Allied Health events.

Liz travels to Moree with WHRIA gynaecology colleagues to provide osteopathic services at PIUS-X Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre

Publications in major journals 

Vancaillie, T., Chan, K., Liu, J., Deans, R., & Howard, E. (2020). Asherman syndrome: Audit of a single‐operator cohort of 423 cases. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Vancaillie, T., Kite, L., Howard, E., & Chow, J. (2018). Sacral neuromodulation for pelvic pain and pelvic organ dysfunction: A case series. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 58(1), 102-107.

Vancaillie, T., Tan, Y., Chow, J., Kite, L., & Howard, E. (2018). Pain after vaginal prolapse repair surgery with mesh is a post‐surgical neuropathy which needs to be treated–and can possibly be prevented in some cases. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 58(6), 696-700.

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