Shoulder Pain that limits your range of movement? Neck pain causing headaches?
Mark gained a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science at the University of Western Australia. Combining the love for his sport and interest in human biology units in early school, Mark’s passion directed him towards wanting to understand the body and how to manage musculoskeletal injuries.
A career in Physiotherapy was the only choice!
Mark has worked in Perth as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist as well venturing into the corporate world as an Occupational Physiotherapist. A burning desire to explore what living abroad would be like, Mark took his Physiotherapy to a small ski-town called Nelson, deep in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Working out of a strength and conditioning facility, Mark was fortunate enough to live the life he had only dreamed of; snowboarding by morning and being a Physiotherapist by afternoon. Being grateful for his time abroad, all 2-year visas must come to an end. Mark has returned to Perth in late 2018 and now resides in Osborne Park as he brings Back2it Physiotherapy to 360 Allied Health and Fitness in Osborne Park.
From niggles to chronic pain, Back2It has you covered through some of the services listed below
Acupuncture needles are placed into symptomatic or hypertonic (tight) areas in a muscle to provide immediate relief in pain and an improvement in range of motion. A twitch response is often elicited indicating the release of a trigger point or muscle knot.
Muscles, tendons and joints are manipulated in a variety of ways to improve range of motion, reduce pain, enhance healing and regain correct postural alignment.
An individual can have an injury brought about from an imbalance of strength within the body. Once such strength deficits are identified, a tailored program can be created to ensure that the correct muscles are activating in the correct ways.
Movement imbalances within the body cause vulnerability to injury. Tailoring a mobility program can ensure that you enhance your body’s healing environment whilst decreasing the chance of such injuries returning in the future.
You may be fit and healthy, but what body positions are you adopting for the majority of the day? Postural management plans allow you to learn which muscles need to be stretched and which muscles need to be strengthened to restore correct alignment within the body.
1:1 Rehabilitation focusing on restoring range of motion & improving strength as you embark on the most pain-free proactive rehabilitative process ever.
A thorough assessment will be performed. This first involves gaining a detailed insight into the background of your injury in order to let your story be heard and help to understand potential explanations for injury. A series of objective tests will be performed looking at things such as movement restrictions, strength deficits and pain irritability. A diagnosis can then be formulated and explained regarding your condition and a management plan can immediately be put in place. Alongside treatment, the Physiotherapist may also put in place mobility or strength exercises to help self-manage your current injury and prevent it returning in the future. Please ensure if you also have an scans (MRI, CT, X-ray) or any letters/documents from your doctor or surgeon to please bring along.
Subsequent appointments involve reviewing the injury and progressing the treatment. The benefits of physiotherapy are such that your body will be in less pain and better able to tolerate more loads as you continue along your new pathway to a better moving body. Your physiotherapist will advise progressions in exercise or work-related tasks and ensure that you have all the tools necessary to self-manage these and other injuries going forward!