B.Phty (Hons), APAM
Trained Watson Headache® Practitioner
Mattias McAndrew, the second Headache Clinician to join the team at The Brisbane Headache and Migraine Clinic™, has developed a passion in helping people that suffer from migraines and other forms of headache, as well as other musculoskeletal injuries or conditions.
With a background of exercise prescription, Mattias has also completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (honours) through the University of Queensland, one of the leading schools of physiotherapy in the world. Post graduation, Mattias has continued study to become formally recognised as a trained Watson Headache® practitioner, a trained Mulligan Concepts Practitioner and is also trained in dry needling and Western Acupuncture.
Mattias believes that finding the root of the problem is the key to relieving the symptoms experienced by his patients, rather than simply masking the symptoms with medications. This approach requires understanding his patient’s individually, and applying an appropriate treatment intervention after a thorough assessment process. Using this individualized approach, and in accordance with the Watson Headache® Approach, Mattias is able to achieve results leading to significant improvement in symptoms within the first 5 treatments.
Quality of care
Mattias has 6 years of university education in both Physiotherapy and Human Movement science, as well as over 10 years of experience with exercise prescription. With the skills acquired throughout this period, Mattias has helped countless clients and patients with their goals of living a pain-free, active and full life. He guarantees that his patients will receive the highest quality and highest evidenced level of care, now and into the future. His continuing education is as important to him as it is to his patients, as healthcare is one of the most rapidly developing, in terms of research, of any industry, as we develop new and improved ways of treating patients to achieve the best outcome.
Below is the list of his qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy (honours)
- Watson Headache® Practitioner
- Level I Watson Headache® Foundation Course
- Level II Watson Headache® Consolidation Course
- Mulligan Concepts Practitioner
- Part A ‘Mulligans Upper Quadrant Course’
- Part B ‘Mulligans Lower Quadrant Course’
- Dry Needling/ Acupuncture
- Kinesiology Tape Provider
- Diploma of Fitness (Fitness Therapist)
What you don’t know
Mattias has, and still does, lead a life of activity. Throughout his early to mid 20s, he competed at an international level in martial arts. Currently, he regularly participates in rock climbing, including national level rock climbing competitions. However, his passion for rock climbing revolves around venturing outdoors to beautiful destinations rarely seen by most.