Watson Dean Dip.Tech.(Physio)., M.App.Sc.(Research)., M.A.P.A., M.M.P.A.A.
Consultant Headache and Migraine Physiotherapist
Dean graduated as a physiotherapist from the South Australian Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 1976. In 1983 Dean completed a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manipulative Therapy (SAIT) and a Master of Applied Science by Research at the University of South Australia in 1991.
The findings of his Master’s program in which natural head posture and upper cervical flexor muscle performance was investigated in cervicogenic headache sufferers were published in Cephalalgiaand have influenced the management of cervicogenic headache.
Dean is Director of The Headache Clinic and the Watson Headache Institute and has been treating headache exclusively since 1991. In this time he has consulted over 6000 headache patients and completed in excess of 13500 treatments.
Dean has taught and presented conference papers in Australia and internationally in New Zealand, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Dean is an Adjunct Visiting Lecturer on the Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy programs at the University of South Australia. He is also a PhD candidate at Murdoch University, in Perth, Western Australia where he is investigating the role of cervicogenic afferent information in the migraine process.
Dean was invited to join the Cervicogenic Headache International Research Group and is also a member of the International Headache Society, the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association.