Meet Ananda Mahony, PainWISE Facilitator

Ananda works on pain solutions with people who are struggling with chronic, ongoing pain that’s caused by a wide range of conditions such as neuropathy, functional issues for example headaches or migraine, IBS and fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases and injury-related pain and more.

“I am passionate about keeping up to date with research and new approaches, and as a senior nutrition lecturer and student supervisor I am able to do this and support new nutritionists on their journey. I also enjoy embracing professional education. I studied Human Nutrition at a post-graduate level at Deakin University after which I shifted my focus to a Masters in the Science of Pain Management at Sydney University to align more closely with clinical practice.”

Ananda works on pain solutions with people who are struggling with chronic, ongoing pain that’s caused by a wide range of conditions such as neuropathy, functional issues for example headaches or migraine, IBS and fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases and injury-related pain and more.

Over the last decade she has also been working extensively with clients experiencing chronic and persistent pain. Her interest in pain management was born out of frustration that some clients were not getting good results using standard naturopathic and medical approaches, as well as an innate curiosity about what underpinned their pain and how to work more effectively with it. She ended up creating her own program that addresses the complicated issues associated with pain and ultimately brings about positive change for many of her clients.

Now, as a PainWISE facilitator, Ananda Mahony has opened up a wide network of referring doctors, pharmacists and allied health practitioners working together to find the best outcomes for patients with persistent pain. Most of Ananda’s clients arrive by referral – either from other health care professionals or previous clients who have had successful outcomes.

Chronic pain is associated with a wide range of conditions including autoimmune conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis), digestive complaints (SIBO, IBS), hormonal conditions (endometriosis), functional issues (migraines, fibromyalgia, vulvodynia, irritable bladder), musculoskeletal problems and neuropathies.

Ananda can help you with:

Pain related conditions:

  • chronic pain
  • trauma or injury related pain
  • fibromyalgia
  • painful bladder syndrome
  • vulvodynia
  • neuropathy
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • osteoarthritis, gout and arthralgias
  • endometriosis and dysmenorrhoea
  • migraines and headaches

Skin conditions

  • eczema, acne, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis

Autoimmune conditions

  • psoriasis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • thyroid conditions – hashimotos, graves and sub-clinical hypothyroid
  • vitilago and hair loss

Mood and energy

  • depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress
  • fatigue, insomnia

Digestion

  • IBS, SIBO, dysbiosis and other digestive related issues
  • Standard and functional pathology testing

Ananda is a member of the following associations:

  • The Australian Pain Society
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
  • Australian Natural Therapists Association – an association promoting the registration of Naturopaths

    “Food and nutrition are my life; however, I take a very practical stance. I love to help people with ideas to incorporate local, sustainable and simple whole-foods rather than cutting out food groups or foods you love unnecessarily. The food I serve at my table is based around these principles and I work with clients in the same way.”