Dr. Joanne Bullock-Saxton, PhD., M.App.Phty.St (Manips), B.Phty (Hons).

Joanne is the principal physiotherapist of the private musculoskeletal practice, Fig Tree Pocket Physiotherapy. Her aim is to maintain, improve or restore physical function as quickly as possible. She focusses on a combination of “hands on” treatment and home exercise programs tailored individually. She is natural, unassuming, accurate and efficient.  Currently she shares her clinical time between two practices Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy where she works as a Senior Team member and mentor for younger team members and principal at Fig Tree Pocket Physiotherapy.

Joanne graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 1984. Over the next 8 years she worked as a clinician, clinical tutor and researcher and completed a first class honours degree in 1985 and a PhD by 1992. She later completed a Clinical Masters degree in the field of Musculoskeletal physiotherapy (1999) while working full time. Her studies reflect a love of the profession and of continual inquiry which has lead to her pursuit of answers to clinical questions to improve diagnosis and physiotherapy practice.

For the first 20 years of her professional career Joanne was the Australian protégé of the late Prof. Vladimir Janda from Prague. Prof. Janda’s specialist understanding of the motor system and its control as a neurologist and manual medicine doctor provided an important foundation for Joanne’s practice. Joanne recognizes the need to maintain a broad perspective on patient presentation and to understand the view of a multidisciplinary team on any one problem. She has spent her clinical career in a variety of settings with adults, adolescents and paediatrics in both the public and private health sector.