“My passion is achieving the best possible results for patients by providing the highest standard of evidence-based healthcare.”
Dr Gerard Keown has been in practise since 1996 and has a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), a Master of Chiropractic, and an Advanced Diploma (Remedial Massage). He has taught myotherapy and lectured Anatomy and Physiology at university, and authored peer-reviewed, indexed research on neck pain.
“Being a researcher and a clinician focuses your attention on what works. Over the years I’ve treated professional athletes, actors, musicians and comedians. All of them had to perform at their best. They needed effective treatments.”
The Headache and Neck Pain Clinic was established by Dr Keown to integrate multiple modalities into treatments. His combined qualifications, skills, and experience are specifically focussed on the evidence-based diagnosis, treatment and management of headaches and migraines, neck pain and jaw pain, dizziness and vertigo. This multi-modality approach makes The Headache and Neck Pain Clinic unique.
Dr Keown’s approach is patient-centred and actively involves patients in their own treatment and recovery.
“As a lecturer I had to make complex science understandable. Educating people and ensuring that they understand their injury or disorder is a critical component for their successful recovery. I’m committed to working with patients to establish specific goals that are important to them. By using a multi-modality treatment approach my focus is to help them to achieve this. The long-term aim is to improve health, and to reduce the frequency, severity and duration of relapses.”
Multi-modality treatments may include manipulations (adjustments), mobilisation, soft tissue treatments, dry needling, progressive exercises, nutritional and herbal medicine, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).