Martin graduated from Curtin University in 2007 and spent the following six years working in private practice in Bullcreek. In treating a wide range of clients and conditions in that time, Martin developed strong diagnostic and treatment skills encompassing a variety of approaches and techniques. Martin believes in a hands on manual therapy approach as the basis to his treatments and follows this with targeted, patient specific exercise prescription. He has a wealth of experience in dry needling techniques for both acute and chronic conditions. Martin has directed his ongoing professional development towards his particular interest in spinal health and has achieved great clinical outcomes for patients suffering upper cervical pain and headaches, postural pain, thoracic region pain and dysfunction and lower back and pelvic pain. He has considerable experience with chronic pain conditions having worked closely with pain management specialists, Dr John Salmon in particular. Martin has a special interest in rheumatology, especially treating patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis and other inflammatory joint conditions. Martin enjoys working with patients of all ages and is keen to continue to work with adolescent patients. Having worked part time in aged care for three years, Martin understands the issues people face as they age and is passionate about assisting aging without frailty. A qualified teacher prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, Martin is passionate about educating patients about their conditions as a way of optimising treatment outcomes.
His areas of special clinical interest include:
- Spinal Health: cervical (upper cervical), thoracic, lumbar
- TMJ/Jaw pain: dry needling, muscle re-training, joint mobilisation.
- SIJ/Pelvic Pain
- Postural pain
- Rheumatology: treatment and exercise, ankylosing spondylitis
- Chronic pain: manual treatment, cognitive behavioural therapy, therapeutic exercise
- Lower limb injuries
- Sports: running, basketball, rugby, football, hockey