About Headstart Physiotherapy

Andrew Fuller

Andrew is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a strong clinical interest in the treatment of conditions of the jaw, neck and orofacial region.

He graduated from Curtin University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science (Physio) with distinction, and has subsequently completed a post-graduate Masters of Manual Therapy at the University of Western Australia.

He has also completed further training in temporomandibular disorders, headache, muscle energy techniques, anatomical acupuncture and clinical Pilates.

Andrew has lectured to dental students at the University of Western Australia and conducted continuing education for physiotherapists on jaw pain and dysfunction.

As a member of both the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, Andrew is bound by the APA code of conduct and participates in regular professional development to keep up to date in clinical skills and recent research developments.

Ruth Lira

Ruth is a physiotherapist with a clinical interest in treating balance and vertigo (dizziness) disorders, as well as headaches, neck and jaw pain.

She graduated from Curtin University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science (Physio), and has completed further training in clinical Pilates, vestibular rehabilitation (balance & dizziness), anatomical acupuncture, vocal unloading (musculoskeletal tension associated with voice production) and gender health issues (continence and women’s health).

She is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Vestibular Disorder Association (VEDA) and local Choral Society of Western Australia. Ruth also has a personal interest in sound therapy.


  • To relieve or reduce the severity of symptoms
  • To restore function or minimize further deterioration in function
  • To provide patients with exercises and strategies to help manage their condition
  • To prevent or reduce recurrence
  • To improve quality of life