Meet The Team
Mark is the owner and director of Groove Health. He is an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist and an Australian Olympic Physiotherapist in Athens and Beijing. He has traveled extensively with sporting teams including the Australian Men’s Hockey, QLD Netball, the Queensland Firebirds, and QAS teams. He has a passion for helping people not only fix their injury issues but to help them excel and reach their potential.
Mark has an interest in treating running injuries, as well as treating necks and shoulders.
Sarah completed her Masters of Sport and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Griffith University in 2010 after obtaining a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) from the University of Sydney in 2001. She also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) from QUT, and a Bachelor of Education, also through QUT.
After completing her physiotherapy studies, Sarah worked in public hospital in New South Wales. When she moved back to Queensland she worked with Queensland Health before moving back in to private practice and has worked in a couple of different practices since 2005. She has been involved with sporting teams and organisations across a number of sports, including rugby league, rugby union, football, AFL, netball and school sports.
Personally, Sarah was involved in netball for many years, umpiring, playing and coaching. At school she played every sort she could. She discovered triathlon and all its elements. Sarah enjoys the challenge of three different triathlon disciplines, and has participated in Ironman triathlons and wants to improve her time over this distance.
Jesse graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Jesse has been involved with a number of sporting sides in a physiotherapy and field coverage capacity. His involvement in Rugby has included 2 seasons with Brothers Rugby Union covering games and dealing with a vast range of contact injuries. Jess has also worked with Villanova College covering games, and working with the rugby development program screening for injuries. Jesse has also worked extensively with field hockey players, providing coverage for UQ 1st division hockey in 2009, and has worked as a physiotherapist for the Queensland under 18’s, 21’s, and Blades squads. He also regularly works with the QAS Men’s hockey development squad, and will be travelling away with the under 21s and Blades squads to their respective national tournaments this year.
Jesse has an appreciation of all sports; particularly the different physiques, skill sets, and degrees of athleticism required to play them. He believes that this is important to understand the requirements of different athletes when it comes to their injury management and rehabilitation. Jesse also enjoys working with elderly patients and kids and believes in a holistic approach to their physiotherapy management.
Amanda graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and is a current member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). Before graduating she worked as a Clinical Pilates Instructor and since graduating has further continued to develop her Pilates skills through additional training.
Amanda enjoys working with all populations including children through to the elderly and sub-elite athletes. She is a keen long distance runner, having competed in numerous half marathons and marathons around Australia, and most recently competing in the 2014 New York City Marathon. Consequently, she has a special interest in all sports injuries, in particular running injuries, and enjoys incorporating her Pilates experience in managing many injuries.
Amanda has also been providing physiotherapy services to the Mayne Tigers Australian Football Club for their senior and reserves teams for the past four years. Outside of work her interests include running, Pilates, travelling and baking.
Ben graduated from The University of Queensland with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies and is a current member of the APA. Ben also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) from The University of South Australia.
Ben has previously worked in exercise science, strength and conditioning for injured sub-elite Australian Rules athletes, as a tutor within the Human Movement program at The University of Queensland, and he spent four years with the Brisbane Lions as a Sports Trainer.
Ben is currently involved with the QAS Women’s Hockey Program and QAS/Volleyball Australia Elite Development Program. He is the physiotherapist for the QLD 18U Men, 21U Women and Queensland Scorchers AHL teams. Previously, Ben has worked with The Queensland Firebirds, Netball Queensland’s Elite Development Squad, Sunnybank Dragons, Tennis Australia and Clairvaux MacKillop College. Ben is also a Clinical Educator for final year students from The University of Queensland and Griffith University programs.
Hi my name is Sofia and I’m one of the Remedial Massage therapists at Groove Health. I love what I do with great passion and I’m dedicated to helping each and every client with their health and wellness goals. I started my own health journey using massage as a tool and was so amazed by the results I become a Remedial Massage therapist to help others in their own health and wellness goals. I am also dedicated to my own health by doing yoga, bush walking and running. I am committed each day to make the best choices for my body and what it needs. I love the outdoors and find nature is a wonderful calming influence for me.
I believe we can add to our health routines each day whether it be eating nutritious food, taking time to renew in nature, moving our bodies, taking mindful deep breaths, to much more- adding self care moments are important to body mind and spirit.
- Diploma in beauty therapy
- Diploma in remedial massage
- Aroma-touch technique provider
- Yoga teacher training
- Dry needling