Mandy Carter


Mandy Carter qualified from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy in 1983. She worked in Cape Town for 3 years, in the Princess Alice Orthopaedic Hospital and as a lecturer at the University of Cape Town. She moved back to her home town of Harare, in Zimbabwe, and ran her own successful Physiotherapy practice there for 16 years.

During that time, she studied under many international lecturers: Dorothy Sweatman MCSP (Trigger Point Massage and Nervous System Mobilisation), Graham Smith GradDipPhys FCSP Dip TP (Treatment and Management of Sports Injuries), Jostein Ellingsen (Advanced Manual Therapy – Norwegian Approach) and Charles Liggins MCSP GradDipPhys HT Dip TP (Acupuncture).  She has always had an interest in energetic medicine, and has studied Acupuncture and Reiki, as well as being involved in Tai Chi for many years.

She moved to Brisbane in 2005, and continued working as a Physiotherapist in general orthopaedic private practice. 

In 2007 she started studying Touch for Health, and has continued with her Kinesiology studies, achieving a Diploma in Kinesiology in 2011 and becoming a Registered Specialised Kinesiology Practitioner with the Australian Kinesiology Association.

She has studied advanced Cranio-Sacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute and is able to integrate all these skills in her CranioPhysio practice in order to achieve harmony,  balance and the best possible outcome for her patients. She has added an extensive array of skills to her treatment of jaw dysfunction and has a high degree of success with complex jaw issues, especially in patients with a displaced TMJ disc. We often receive calls from bemused dental specialists wondering how she does it!

Mandy has revelled in the dynamic clinical environment of Headline Physiotherapy, it's cranio-mandibular mentorship and regular Masterclass opportunities.  She has been at the forefront of delivering the practice guidelines for treatment of Sinusitis using Ultrasonics, as well as muscle re-education therapies for those suffering from Bell's Palsy and head and neck cancers.

Mandy is a much loved member of the Headline team as her wonderful sensitivity and gentle manner are truly appreciated by her patients and colleagues alike.