Geoff is a rheumatologist
practising in Melbourne, Australia and is director of the Monash
Medical Centre, Rheumatology Department. He has been particularly
interested in fibromyalgia since his training in Toronto in the
late seventies when doctors Harvey Moldofsky and Hugh Smythe were
recognizing fibromyalgia as a definable problem. He has continued
to explore mechanisms and management strategies for fibromyalgia
over the last two decades. He has been interested in the overlap
of the fibromyalgia syndrome with other chronic pain syndromes
such as whiplash, post-injury low back pain, RSI and overuse syndrome.
He has published widely, and talks regularly to health professionals
and people with such problems nationally and internationally.
Rosemary is a psychologist and
certified Hakomi therapist working with groups and individuals,
in Melbourne, Australia, and specializing in body-centred approaches
for chronic pain and trauma. Also trained as a physiotherapist,
hypnotherapist, and teacher she has developed an integrated approach
to self-management of chronic pain currently available on tapes
and posters and being developed as an interactive self-study program.
Rosemary has trained in both Hakomi Integrative Psychology and
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma resolution. She has been
an invited speaker and presenter at national and international
conferences and offers workshops for health professionals in body-centred