Dr Steve Jensen
Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist
MBBS, FAFMM, FRANZCOG
Dr Steven Jensen has consulted in private practice as a full time musculoskeletal pain medicine practitioner since 1993, having spent the previous 10 years in General Practice.
Steve has a long history of active involvement in musculoskeletal medicine, being a member of the Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine (AAMM) since 1986, and an inaugural member and Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine (AFMM) since 1991. He has served on the executive committee of both organisations for many years, including terms as the President of each at different times.
The vast majority of patients he sees have chronic musculoskeletal pain with a complex mix of physical, psychological, social and occupational foundations.
Steve firmly believes that his previous experience as a GP was invaluable in giving him a solid foundation to utilise a holistic approach to the assessment and management of patients with persistent pain.
Special Interests include:
- Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain and Dysfunction
- Spinal Pain – Back and Neck Pain
- Pelvic Girdle Pain
- Shoulder Girdle Pain
- Complex Pain
Consistent with his philosophy of utilising a current best evidence informed approach to his patient’s assessment and management, Steve utilises a biopsychosocial model to determine the biological (physical), psychological and social factors that could be contributing to a person’s pain experience. Steve is then able to establish a multi-faceted management plan to assist people to reach their short and long term goals, and achieve their optimal level of physical functioning.
The clinical skills and therapeutic techniques Steve utilises include: manual therapy, injection procedures (including fluoroscopically guided procedures), medication rationalisation, physical rehabilitation exercise strategies, and cognitive behavioural therapy. When applicable, he also engages the patient in community based multidisciplinary pain management teams.
He has a strong education focus having published several papers, and given numerous lectures and workshops to various undergraduate and post-graduate organisations over the years, which he continues to do.