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David Appleby

David Appleby


David Appleby is an senior clinician at Brisbane Headache and Migraine Clinic. Over his career, David has been fascinated by headache disorders, due to their variety and prevalence in the population. David has a keen interest in emerging research and the current revolution we are experiencing in Headache and Migraine treatment.
David has worked and treated a wide range of patients with musculoskeletal disorders, but has become expert in diagnosis and treatment of headache and migraine disorders. During his career, he has completed several post-graduate courses which have increased his effectiveness, including training in the Watson Headache approach under Dr. Dean Watson himself.

David Appleby


David Appleby 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.
His training has brought a wide range 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.
As a post-graduate, David has completed Level 1 & 2 Training in the Watson Headache Method. David also attended the 2021 International Watson Headache symposium, to learn the latest developments in the field.


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.


  • 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

Fun Facts about David

Outside of work, David is a busy man.
He has 3 young children and an energetic Border Collie too!

David and his family own a working farm, which also offers a destination for camping and weddings. Most weekends this is where you will find him.

In the years 2011-2013, David lived in Sierra Leone and Liberia, where he performed volunteer work with his church. These years were physically very tough due to the conditions and long separation from family and country, but were invaluable to him personally.

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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