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Calvary Central Districts Hospital(CCDH)

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Ducker Physio is the sole external physiotherapy provider to all in-patient services at CCDH. We provide full physiotherapy services for

  • Post-op surgery for the 10 Orthopaedic Surgeons operating there for all conditions of the knee, hip, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.
  • Back and Neck pain
  • Sporting Injuries
  • All Medical Conditions
  • Lung Conditions
  • Fracture management
  • Gait re-education
  • Patient Conditioning & Fall Prevention for the Elderly
  • Palliative Care

Mark Ducker

Mark is the owner and Managing Director of Ducker Physio. He qualified in 1988 from University of South Australia. He also worked in the public sector to consolidate his skills at the Repatriation General Hospital at Daw Park, South Australia. He then entered the private sector working for various private physiotherapy firms for 4 years before commencing the business that we know today. He has a keen interest in sport following careers in both football and cricket. He played league football for the Norwood Football Club from 1986-1994 as well as district cricket for the Prospect Cricket Club in A and B grade level. As a result he has a keen interest in treating sporting injuries as well as spinal, orthopaedic and musculo-skeletal problems.

Mark Covino

Mark graduated initially from the Adelaide University in 2005 with a B.Sc. Hons Physiology. He then went onto his Physiotherapy degree at University of SA where in 2009 he graduated. He has special interests in sports injuries especially ankle rehabilitation, low back pain and core stability. He previously worked at the Rostrevor Old Collegians Division 1 Amateur Football League 2006-2008, the Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL) in 2009 and joined Ducker Physio in 2009.

Ann Gardner

Ann completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia in 2005. She has worked across several areas including Private Practice and Aged Care but gained most of her experience working in the public sector at the Modbury Hospital. In her 10 years there, she obtained a high level of experience and exceptional skills in both the inpatient and the outpatient setting by professionally associating / exchanging knowledge and skills with all levels of the medical and the allied health professions. She has recently joined the team at Ducker Physio in 2017 working at Calvary Central Districts Hospital as well as the Private Practice rooms at Salisbury. Her professional interests lie in the areas of orthopaedics, musculo-skeletal and spinal conditions. She endeavours to be always patient focussed and to always provide high quality hands on treatment, education and exercise based therapy to empower the patient to regain control of their condition.

Matt Nowosilskyj

Matt graduated in 2012 from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He has spent his first 5 years in Private Practice, working across both the outpatient Private Practice rooms setting and the hospital setting. He has a special interest in post-surgical management and orthopaedic rehabilitation, and is part of our enthusiastic Hospital Team at Calvary Central Districts Hospital.

Getting to Ducker Physio Calvary Central Districts Hospital(CCDH)

25-37 Jarvis Avenue, Elizabeth Vale , SA 5112

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