Dr Joanne Bullock-Saxton

Advanced Physiotherapist| Brookwater Team Leader | Headache Clinical Stream Leader | Research Consultant


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons, Class 1), University of Queensland
  • Master of Manipulative Physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland


  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Mater Centre for Neurosciences

About Dr Joanne Bullock-Saxton

Dr Joanne Bullock-Saxton is gifted in both the arts and sciences. She is a talented painter and loves to cook and garden. Joanne is one of our most experienced and accomplished physiotherapists who brings expert knowledge, wisdom and dedication to clinical excellence in physiotherapy.

Joanne is one of Active’s senior leaders and team clinical mentors. During a career spanning more than three decades, Joanne developed a particular interest in treating spinal pain and headaches. She works closely with neurosurgeons and neurologists and other members of the patient’s health care team, to deliver the highest quality care. With her diagnostic abilities and empathic approach, Joanne strongly advocates for her patients, to ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes.

Joanne spent more than 20 years as a full-time academic at the University of Queensland and has gained both a Masters and PhD in physiotherapy. She was the Australian protégé of the late Professor Vladimir Janda, a neurologist from Prague, highly regarded for his work in musculoskeletal health care. She is a significant contributor to physiotherapy research, authoring more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and presenting at national and international conferences.

Jo’s favourite quote:

 “Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new!” – Albert Einstein

Areas of Practice

  • Antenatal and Postnatal Physiotherapy
  • Backs and Necks
  • Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Dry Needling / Acupuncture
  • General Surgery Pre- and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Headaches
  • Mars Clinic (Child and Adolescent Continence)
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Neurological Physiotherapy
  • Neurosurgical Pre- and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic Pre- and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Shoulders and Knees
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation