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.
Matt graduated from the University of SA in 2005. He worked briefly in Rehabilitation before commencing working with Ducker Physio in June 2007. He is a keen participant with sport, running and resistance training. Professionally he has an interest with injury prevention and musculoskeletal problems and has completed a vast amount of post-graduate study in various techniques to assist these interests. He also has the additional skills of Dry Needling.
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 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, 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.
Kelly completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia in 2018. She made the change to study Physiotherapy after having previously completed a Bachelor of Business with double majors in Marketing and International Business. Kelly has spent the last 4 year working with the Sturt Football Club and is now the Head Trainer for the Women’s league and junior teams which adds to her interest in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Along with treating sporting injuries, Kelly has an interest in treating neck pain and headaches, thoracic and lower back pain, upper and lower limb injuries, weakness and instability. Having ridden and competed with horses since a young age, Kelly has a good understanding of the toll riding can take on the body and has a passion for helping riders to feel their best in the saddle and helping them to get back in the saddle after an injury.
Lachlan graduated from the University of South Australia in 2017. He went straight into the private sector where he gained experience and training in treating spinal pain, post-surgical patients, and sporting injuries. Lachlan joined our Ducker Physio team in July 2020. He is also qualified in performing dry needling techniques. He has worked with various sporting teams including North Haven Football Club, Port Adelaide Baseball Club, the West Adelaide SANFL Women’s’ team and the WASPS sprinting/athletics group.
He currently plays football for the Henley Sharks, as well as coaching and competing as a sprinter and for Port Athletics Club and Grange Surf Lifesaving club.
This has given Lachlan a great understanding and experience in managing and preventing sporting injuries through the development of running programming, gym programming, and technical correction of running.