Jean Healy




As the Principal Physiotherapist, Nikki has over sixteen years experience in working in the area of orofacial pain and head, neck and shoulder disorders and established About Faces Physiotherapy in 2004, after seeing a need for comprehensive assessment and treatment in this specialised area.


When not treating patients, Nikki is Mum to two gorgeous kids and is also developing Prometheus with husband Trevor Montgomery.  Prometheus is a software solution that gives live feedback on your posture and blink-rate via your web-cam. Nikki completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Western Acupuncture at AUT in 2002 and a Masters of Health Practice (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) (1st class Hons) in 2006. Nikki is the only New Zealand Physiotherapist who is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain (ANZAOP).


She is an Executive Committee member of the Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand and teaches needling around the head and neck on the AUT Postgraduate Western Acupuncture course as well as teaching Dry Needling courses with Trevor Montgomery.

We are pleased to welcome Jean Healy (fulltime physiotherapist) to About Faces physiotherapy. Irish Born, Jean qualified with a BSc Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from University of Brighton in 2010. Jean gained experience in musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy while working in the National Health Service in England for 4 years. She was also the physiotherapist for her local rugby club where she carried out physiotherapy in clinic and at pitch side.


In 2015 Jean moved to New Zealand and began working in a private Physiotherapy clinic in Nelson.  Within her roles she incorporated knowledge of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and exercise rehabilitation to provide a dynamic service to the community. She has undergone certificate training in Mulligan mobilisation, Dry Needling as well as treatment of Headache/Migraine, Neck Disorders, Temporomandibular Disorders and Facial Disorders such as Trigeminal Neuralgia and Bell’s palsy.


Jean treats all musculoskeletal conditions but has a particular interest in head, face, neck and shoulder conditions and a drive to provide holistic treatment which addresses the underlying cause of dysfunction. When not working, she enjoys mountain biking, tramping and exploring the New Zealand countryside.