Ronda Smith

BSc (Anatomy)

PGDip (Phty)

MHSC (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)


APA Musculoskeletal and Pain Physiotherapist

Ronda has more than 25 years’ experience as a specialist pain physiotherapist.

She is the Senior Physiotherapist at Sydney Pain Management Centre, mentoring and supporting our skilled allied health team.

In her role as senior physiotherapist, she has trained multiple new staff to develop skills in biopsychosocial pain management.

She is a current member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a member of the Australian Pain Society.

Ronda has been vital in Sydney Pain Management Centre’s development and implementation of our pain critical care pathways, leading our multidisciplinary approach for integrated and effective patient care.

Special Interests

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Persistent back pain
  • Palliative care


Ronda studied a Bachelor of Science (Anatomy) at the University of New South Wales, together with a Post Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy at the Cumberland College of Health Sciences.

In 2004, she was awarded a Master of Health Sciences (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) by the University of Sydney.

Ronda became a Member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists as an APA Pain Physiotherapist in 2019 through the Pain Physiotherapy Australia Group.

Ronda’s pain philosophy: “Walking through the door of a pain clinic and asking for help can be the hardest thing to do. Pain management is not about quick fixes that are only short-term help, it is about empowering people to take back control of their own lives. At Sydney Pain Management Centre, we fit together the missing pieces to help our patients reach their potential and fulfil their goals.”