"Movement Health: choice in both the ‘how’ and the ‘what’ of movement"
Mark’s vision, creativity and profound understanding of the human movement system have allowed new ground to be reached in the systematic analysis and management of movement impairments. His considerable talents now find expression in his many roles, including being a founding Director of Comera Movement Science under which Kinetic Control, TPM Pro and TPM Elite operate.
Mark possesses a special interest in the development of clinically relevant models of movement analysis, retraining, and the understanding of pain’s influence on movement, muscle function, and performance. His mastery of movement retraining, combining a lightning rapidity of thought with a vast multi-disciplinary clinical reasoning knowledge base is a strong clinical strength. Central to the Kinetic Control is the clinical reasoning process giving clinicians a framework to integrate movement, manual therapy into practice. More recently, his ongoing work with long-time collaborator Sarah Mottram and other movement specialists around the world has led to the development of The Performance Matrix movement analysis and retraining system, so central to both TPM Pro and TPM Elite.
He describes his thirty-plus years of experience as ‘diverse’. Working with all levels of pain, impairment, and disability, from those with a long history of chronic, recurrent musculoskeletal pain to elite level sporting competitors and teams, he has spanned the full movement impairment spectrum. As a principle partner in Performance Rehab, (Brisbane, Australia), he keeps his ‘hands and head active’, working clinically with the multi-dimensional approach to the management of musculoskeletal pain, dysfunction and elite-level performance his career has championed. At this elite end, his performance and rehab consultancy has included the Chicago Bulls (NBA), Washington Wizards (NBA), West Side Dance & Physical Therapy (New York City Ballet), Vermeil Sport & Fitness (USA) and Athletes’ Performance (USA).
His exceptional ability to systemise the complexities of movement and its interactions with both pain and performance is world-renowned and continues to be globally sought. Such a reputation draws great attention to his convention appearances and journal articles output focussing on the .control of movement and movement retraining. His early publications continue to prove seminal to much contemporary literature.
Alongside ongoing consultancy and training commitments, he continues to provide teaching and support for both undergraduate and postgraduate university education in the UK and Australia and is currently on the board of Sports Medicine, Australia (Queensland).
Originally educated in his homeland of Australia back in the early 1980s, Mark’s certainly quick to offer generous acknowledgment to the guidance and mentorship of exceptional individuals such as Shirley Sahrmann, Gwen Jull, Paul Hodges, and Lorimer Mosley. This generosity extends to his development of others, always hugely enthusiastic to share the skills and knowledge of clinical insight, clinical reasoning, and therapeutic application he has continued to evolve from the work of these inspirations.