Cairns Private Hospital
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Cairns Private Hospital specialist Zeshan Ali - Director of Rehabilitation Services at CPH

Dr Zeshan Ali - Director of Rehabilitation Services at CPH

MBBS, MMed (Pain Management), FAFRM – RACP

Cairns Private Hospital is delighted to welcome Dr Zeshan Ali. Dr Ali is a Queensland trained Rehabilitation Medicine Physician and has recently relocated to Cairns from the Sunshine Coast and brings with him a wealth of diverse clinical skills. Dr Ali is the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Cairns Private Hospital.


Dr Ali graduated in 2002 from King Edward Medical College in Lahore with Honours and was awarded a Gold Medal in Anatomy. He moved to Australia where he commenced his training in Rehabilitation Medicine at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Spinal Injuries Unit in Brisbane. Dr Ali also trained at The Prince Charles Hospital and Mater Brisbane as well as the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. On completion of his training he was awarded the Fellowship of Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine with Royal Australasian College of Physicians.


Dr Ali went on to complete a Master of Medicine specialising in Pain Management at the University of Sydney with Distinction and has a special interest in the management of complex pain conditions. Zeshan has a strong interest in medical education and training in both the clinical setting, and is an adjunct Senior Lecturer at James Cook University.


Dr Ali brings with him a wide range of experience in Rehabilitation Medicine from both the public and private sectors, including the management of stroke and spasticity, neurodegeneration conditions, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, orthopaedics (pre and post-operative cases) complex pain management, musculoskeletal injuries and amputee rehabilitation.


Dr Ali is a passionate advocate for developing rehabilitation services in regional Australia. He has relocated to Cairns with his young family. Zeshan enjoys going for long walks, reading and regularly presents at seminars to promote patient self-efficacy, independence and education.

• Orthopaedic rehabilitation (pre and post-operative phase)
• Chronic and complex pain management (neuropathic pain impairment and related conditions)
• Post stroke rehabilitation
• Spasticity management and botulinum toxin injections
• Neurodegenerative diseases
• Musculoskeletal disorders
• Cerebral palsy (adult)
• Acquired brain injury
• Spinal cord injury
• Cardiac rehabilitation
• Pulmonary rehabilitation
• Cancer rehabilitation
• Capacity assessment for decision making, return to driving and work assessment
• Deconditioning post medical or surgical conditions
• Day therapy programs

Consults at :

Cairns Private Hospital Rehabilitation, P (07) 4052 5214, F (07) 4052 5476