Director of ProActive Rehabilitation and Health
Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSA)
- Bachelor Social Science (Human Movement) – 1997
- Graduate Diploma in Pilates Rehabilitation (Polestar International) – 2004
- Graduate Diploma Education (PDHPE) – 1998
- Diploma of Contemporary Pilates (Tensegrity Training) – 2013
Mark has specialised in Exercise Physiology since 2000, developing areas of expertise with injuries to the lower back, shoulders, neck and knees. He has extensive experience in dealing with clients with complex neural conditions and has an interest in assisting clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression in coping with their condition through the use of effective exercise techniques.
Mark was one of the first Exercise Physiologists to become accredited with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in Newcastle. He has assisted clients with Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Stokes, Acquired Brain Injuries, Amputation, Paraplegia, Autism and Gillian Barre Syndrome, by way of improving and managing their conditions.
He is a qualified Rehabilitation Pilates Practitioner and has a comprehensive understanding of the involvement of core stability in the rehabilitation of all major injuries. His knowledge in the development of exercise routines, that incorporate core stability, ensures that clients have a high success rate in improving their condition. Due to his extensive knowledge in the Pilates Method he can assist in increasing a client’s core, lumbopelvic, scapula and cervical stability.
Mark is also an educator, writing and delivering courses to Exercise Physiologists around Australia on Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation techniques, including assessment procedures and exercise prescription. Due to his extensive knowledge on musculoskeletal rehabilitation he has been invited to speak at companies on manual handling techniques, stress management strategies and injury management.
What is an exercise physiologist?
Exercise Physiologists are university qualified Allied Health Professionals who
provide specialist treatment through exercise prescription. They have extensive knowledge of the human body and movement analysis for special populations and injury management.
An Exercise Physiologist is a qualified specialist in the management and treatment of chronic injuries and also deliver strategies for disease prevention. The main benefit of engaging an Exercise Physiologist is that they educate clients on the most effective methods to manage an injury long term. This is achieved through exercise prescription that is specifically designed to the individual.