Mark is the owner and Managing Director of Ducker Physio. He qualified in 1988 from the 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 graduated initially from the Adelaide University in 2005 with a B.Sc. Hons Physiology. He then went onto his Physiotherapy degree at the 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.
Chris graduated from the University of SA in 2003. He initially spent three years in London working in Outpatient Departments in NHS hospitals. He commenced with Ducker Physio in March 2008. His areas of interest include treatment of musculoskeletal problems as well as neck, back and sporting injuries. He is also known for his expert skills in Dry Needling. Personally, he enjoys most sports including Australian Rules football, cricket, skiing and running.
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, musculoskeletal 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.
Penny completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011 in India, and spent three years working in their various private hospital and outpatient settings. She then obtained another Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand in 2019. She spent another two years in New Zealand working in Private Practice treating a wide variety of conditions using a wide spectrum of physiotherapy skills including hands-on manual techniques, massage, dry needling, cupping management, occupational health, workcover/vehicle accidents, sporting injuries as well as chronic pain management. Penny has worked with all ages from paediatrics to school children to the adult population and elderly care. She uses Mulligan Techniques, movement assessment and hands on treatment for injury prevention, education and rehabilitation. Her interests are with injury prevention, biomechanics, occupational health, breathing performance and rehabilitation. She has now decided to live in Australia with her young family to continue her physiotherapy career of 11 years. Penny is fluent in English and Hindi.