Pam Garton PhD

Pam has over 30 years’ experience working as a health professional in rehabilitation and pain management. She has been committed to improving Injury Management service delivery with a goal for everyone who participates to come away with minimal pain, distress and disability and having regained control of their life.

To this end Pam has worked on the N.T. Work Health Advisory Board, National Executive of the Australian Rehab Providers Association, participated in development of Pain Australia’s inaugural Pain Strategy, and coordinated a multi-disciplinary team in development of the Abilita Program which provides assessment and coaching resources for biopsychosocial rehabilitation.

Pam completed her PhD at LaTrobe University, evaluating the efficacy of structured biopsychosocial rehabilitation in Injury Management.

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Abilita Team

Peter Garton’s experience and qualifications in insurance, law and economics alerted him to the crucial requirement of the Abilita resources in order to improve compensable injury outcomes. In addition to Business Management of Abilita Services Pty Ltd,  Peter undertakes analysis of the comprehensive Abilita database providing outcome reports for customers and contributing to development of the assessment tools.

Pam and Peter are supported by a highly skilled team providing software engineering, financial analysis and website management.


Pam’s PhD thesis may be accessed in the LaTrobe University Research Repository

On completion of her PhD, Pam recorded a 3-part webinar series with titled ‘Systematic approaches to identifying and addressing biopsychosocial barriers – the missing policy in RTW’

                Part 1: “Identification of Psychosocial Risk”

                Part 2: “Psychosocial Assessment”

                Part 3: “Biopsychosocial Injury Management”

Visit Neuroplasticity to Heal Chronic Pain and Emotional Distress for the online consumer pain management self-help course, which aligns with our Abilita Pain Coach course.

Visit for all Abilita online Biopsychosocial, Assessment and Coaching courses.