Heads Up Physiotherapy Owner and Physiotherapist, Jeanne Read
Jeanne Read is a 1977 Sydney graduate who has worked in both the public and private sectors for over 35 years in both Australia and Canada. Jeanne has now been based in Brisbane for about a decade. Although she has undertaken many courses since graduation to further her skills in all musculoskeletal areas, during the last 20 years, Jeanne has been developing her treatment skills with emphasis in the areas of Headache, Dizziness and in particular TMJ or jaw pain and problems. She first learned the TMJ methods of treatment taught by Mariano Rocobado and has since studied and worked with Kerry Read who includes the important dental aspects of management involved in craniofacial issues as well as the musculoskeletal ones. Jeanne has undertaken study with Annie Strauch in Melbourne, to learn her unique methods of assessment and treatment of voice problems. An important part of this is Vocal Unloading.
Jeanne was a member of the Army Reserve for 6 years teaching on their medical assistant courses and travelled with The Around Australia Army Relay Team in 1986 as the team physiotherapist. In 1989, Jeanne travelled to Nepal as the Army's Scientific Officer. She has had the wonderful experience of working with elite athletes from other countries as a volunteer at the Sydney Olympics. Additionally, she has lectured and tutored undergraduate physiotherapists in both Sydney and Brisbane and lectured to sports trainers at TAFE in NSW and VIC.
Jeanne has a Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Society from UNSW, completed the Australian Physiotherapy approved Levels 1 and 2 Acupuncture Courses in 2002 and has a Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment. Jeanne has studied with Dean Watson, founder of The Watson Institute, completing two levels of his special approach in the management of cervicogenic headaches. Of the many other courses Jeanne has undertaken over the years, the work of David Butler and Lorimer Moseley and their approach to the treatment and management of chronic pain and the complex involvement of the brain and central nervous system has had an ongoing influence.
Jeanne enjoys the challenges of treating the often complex area of the jaw, voice and neck and the satisfaction of relieving others' pain and dysfunction. She offers individualised, one on one treatment to patients in her Brisbane southside practice at Sunnybank focusing the practice on treatment of thehead, voice, neck and jaw.