Staff Profiles

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Mark Goswell (Director of ProActive Rehab)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Social Science (Human Movement)
  • Graduate Diploma Education (PDHPE)
  • Graduate Diploma in Pilates Rehabilitation (International recognised Polestar accreditation)
  • Diploma of Contemporary Pilates (Tensegrity Training)
  • Certificate IV in Workplace and Training
  • Certification to apply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy principles to programs

Membership:

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist and member of The Exercise and Sport Science Association (ESSA)
  • Registered member of Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science (MAAESS)
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
  • Level 3 Pilates Practitioner Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA)

Experience:

I have specialised in Exercise Physiology since 2000, developing areas of expertise with injuries to the lower back, shoulders, neck and knees. I have also gained extensive experience in dealing with clients with complex neural conditions. I have an interest  in assisting clients with PTSD, anxiety and depression in coping with their condition through the use of effective exercise techniques. I was one of the first Exercise Physiologists to become accredited with the National Disabilitay Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and I have assisted clients with Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Stokes, Acquired Brain Injuries, Amputation, Para-plegia and Gillian Barre Syndrome.

I am a qualified Rehabilitation Pilates Instructor since 2004 and have an excellent and comprehensive understanding of the involvement of core stability in the rehabilitation of all major injuries. My knowledge in the development of exercise routines incorporating core stability ensures that clients have a high success rate in improving their condition. My skills in Pilates assist in increasing client’s core, lumbopelvic, scapula and cervical stability. I am currently trained in the delivery of exercises on the reformer, trapeze table, combo chair, ladder barrel, and Freeform Boards.

I have trained clients that have psychosocial problems usually as a result of injury and used personal experience and training to apply the principles of CBT to achieve excellent results with a return to the workforce or an upgrade in duties.

I have a Certificate IV in Workplace and Training which allows for the assessment of workers within the workplace, which provides greater improvements in the programs due to understanding of work environment and conditions.

My new venture is the implementation of The GARUDA method which is a new form of movement and stability training that provides increased strength, stability and co-ordination of movement for rehabilitation of musculo-skelatal injuries through to the development of peak strength for elite athletes. We have the only GARUDA machine in NSW.

 

Tracy Thirkell 

Qualifications:

  • Bach of Exercise Science (Wollongong University)
  • Graduate Certificate Exercise Science (Charles Sturt University)
  • Diploma of Contemporary Pilates (Tensegrity Training)

Membership:

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist and member of The Exercise and Sport Science Association (ESSA)
  • Registered member of Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science (MAAESS)
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)

Tracy has worked with ProActive Rehabilitation and Health since 2011 and is an integral part of the team. She has an extensive knowledge of the health and fitness industry and has been involved in the health industry since 2000. She attained her Pilates qualifications in 2012 and has been providing rehabilitation programs for clients with musculo-skeletal injuries to assist them with a return to work and function. Her specialty is in Diabetes management and lower back rehabilitation.

 

Anita Delbridge Goswell (Director of Lifestyle Pilates)

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Qualifications:

  • Grad. Cert. Ex. Sci. (Rehab)
  • B Ed. (PDHPE)
  • Level 4 Pilates Practitioner (APMA)

Anita is an accredited Exercise Physiologist with the Exercise and Sports Science association (ESSA). She completed her Graduate Certificate in Exercise Science (Rehabilitation) at Charles Sturt University in 2009 and her Bachelor of Education (PDHPE) at the University of Newcastle in 1995. She has lectured at the NSW TAFE in the Health and Recreation Department since graduating, and has been in the fitness industry since 1990, specialising in programming for general fitness, strength, rehabilitation and weight loss. Her area of interest is women’s health issues, including exercise prescription for pre and post natal and menopausal women.

Anita is also a Level 4 Pilates Practitioner with the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA), having completed her graduate Certificate in Pilates Method at the University of Technology in Sydney in 2002. She is also the Director of Lifestyle Pilates and Rehabilitation Studio in Adamstown