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David Appleby

David Appleby

BExSc, MPhty, APAM

Trained Watson Headache® PractitionerDavid Appleby


David Appleby is an associate clinician at Brisbane Headache and Migraine Clinic. 

He has completed two degrees at Griffith University on the Gold Coast of Queensland; the Bachelors degree of Exercise Science and a Masters degree of Physiotherapy. During his studies and research he was granted the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence.
Since then, David has worked and treated a wide range of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. During his career, he has completed several post-graduate courses, including training in the Watson Headache approach under the tutelage of Dr. Dean Watson himself.


David has always been intrigued by headache disorders and sought to learn the most sophisticated method of conservative treatment. David believes that health and wellbeing is at the centre of a well-rounded, happy life. David seeks to communicate and get to know his patients, so that he can provide the best possible treatment in a holistic manner for their individual needs and goals. David is a firm believer in combining hands on therapy, patient education and exercise prescription to create the best treatment plan for everyone.

Quality of care

David takes pride in connecting with every patient and improving symptoms that his patients originally thought they had to live with. His training has brought a wealth of experience working in leading musculoskeletal clinics as well as public and private hospitals in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. This experience equips David with the knowledge and skills to practice at the highest standard.


  • Bachelor of Exercise Science
  • Master of Physiotherapy
  • Watson Headache® Practitioner
    • Level 1 Watson Headache® Foundation Course
    • Level 2 Watson Headache® Consolidation Course
  • Musculoskeletal Segmental Layering and Dry Needling
  • Introduction to Matwork and Reformer Pilates

What you don’t know

Before studying Physiotherapy, David worked as a tradesman and as a volunteer overseas in West Africa. David enjoys playing Rugby League, Soccer and Boxing. On the weekend you might find Dave with his wife and kids, on the family farm, hiking a mountain or just curled up with a book…

Common Headaches Treated

The Assessment

Phase 1

Accurately diagnose your condition for effective treatment

The Treatment

Phase 2

Experience the latest treatment methods that are evidence-based

The Results

Phase 3

A life free from migraines or headaches is now proven possible

The Difference

Phase 4

A medication-free solution that treats the cause not the symptons

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