I spent my formative years in Switzerland working with professional and elite athletes. This involved traveling with teams all over the world. As well as covering for the Swiss Olympic Team, I was particularly involved with professional Cyclists, Dancers, Soccer Players and Tennis Players. Furthermore, I worked with the Swiss Elite Skiers, Rowers and the Swiss National Orienteering team.
Apart from gaining this sports specific expertise, my other areas of specialization include all spinal conditions, headaches, dizziness, and whiplash injuries. We like the challenge of treating complex conditions and take a holistic approach to all problems to provide more optimal outcomes as well as reduce the risk of recurrences.
During 1992 - 1994 I was involved with several research investigations which included examination of balance after Total Knee Reconstruction and Achilles Tendon Grafts in professional soccer players. Additionally we examined The Effects of Vibration on Muscle Fatigue in elite skiers, and investigated the effects of Supplementation using Magnesium on the Incidence of Injury in elite endurance athletes preparing for the Barcelona Olympics in 1992
My dedication to the profession can be gleaned from several publications in Journals of Physiotherapy as well as 2 decades of teaching Physiotherapists around the world. I delivered some of the first courses in Australian Manual Therapy to Europe, Japan and South America. Additionally, I was involved with the introduction of The McConnell Concepts to Continental Europe and South America. I was honored to be invited as a Key Note Speaker at the World Congress of Physiotherapy in Yokohama, Japan in 1998 and at the Inaugural Symposium on Spinal Pain in Rome, Italy in 2005. I co-authored a book on Whole Body Vibration which was published in 2010.
Based on this wealth of experience, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you into our care.
Martin Krause - Curriculum Vitae
Higher School Certificate NSW
University of Sydney - Bachelor of Applied Science (Physio)
University of Sydney - Master of Manipulative Physiotherapy
University of Sydney - Post Grad Certificate Health Science Education
TAFE - Certificate IV Workplace Assessment & Training
University of Sydney, Australia - Graduate Diploma Health Science (Exercise & Sport)
|2001 - present ||Private Practice, North Sydney||Australia|
|1998 - 2001||TAFE: Functional Anatomy & biomechanics teacher||Australia|
|2000||Swiss Olympic Team - Sydney 2000 and SOCOG volunteer||Australia|
|1994 - 2000||Wentworth Falls Physiotherapy (Associate in Private Practice)||Australia|
|1995 - 1999||Australian Orienteering Team Physiotherapist||Australia|
|1992 - 1993||Rennbahn Klinik Muttenz - Basel (Elite & Professional Sports Rehabilitation and Biomechanist)||Switzerland|
|1989 - 1993||Swiss Orienteering Team Physiotherapist||Switzerland|
The West Hill Hospital, Kent
|1988 - 1990||Medical Centre Bad Ragaz||Switzerland|
|1988||The Norfolk & Norwich Hospital||England|
|1986 - 1987||The Wollongong Hospital||Australia|
Languages: Fluent English and German. Conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Some French, Italian, and Japanese.
Professional Development & Experience
1992 - 2003:Teaching of clinical reasoning, biomechanics, and neurophysiology of pain in Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy in Germany , Switzerland , Portugal , Holland , Ecuador , Chile , Brazil , Zimbabwe , Japan , and USA . Presentation in Yokohama , Japan for WCPT in 1999. Development of skills in the dissemination of information and communication. Refinement of my language and cultural sensitivity skills. Several publications in Spanish and one in English (Manual Therapy, 2000, 5, 72-81). Presenting issues on exercise and the immune system at the inaugural physiotherapy orthopedic conference in Rome 2005.
1989 - 2000: Sports physiotherapy experiences in Germany , Switzerland and Wentworth Falls . Worked in a sports rehab clinic with Olympic doctors Seggesser, Jenoure and Held. Primarily involved in post operative knee, ankle, Achilles, & shoulder rehabilitation. Clients were 'professional', 'elite-amateur' and 'amateur' athletes from Italian Series A and German 1st division soccer and Swiss national downhill skiing, road cycling, rowing, and pentathlon teams. Additionally I treated members of professional European (Tour de France) cycling teams and members of the Swiss Davis Cup tennis team. My most significant involvement in sports was a 5 year (1989-1993) development plan for the Swiss National Orienteering Team to achieve a gold medal (reached within 2 years, where successes continue to this day due to the structure and processes we implemented). These experiences gave me the opportunity to learn about the whole gamet of sport, from junior development, coaching, team building, psychology to professional sports organization. As an Australian I am grateful for the confidence that the Swiss put in me, as a foreigner, to wear their national uniform. Importantly, over a 10 year period I attempted to excel competitively in both road cycling, mountain running and orienteering, thereby gaining first hand experience of international sports participation.
1986 - 2018: Physiotherapy continuing education in exercise and sports science, manual and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Emphasis on the integration of soft tissue, joint, and exercise physiology principles to enhance my treatment repertoire. These courses included postural/structural integration (Sahrmann), muscle energy (David Lamb), Swiss ball, Pilates, Mulligan's & McKenzie techniques (Nags/Snags/MWM's), Osteopathic Manipulations (David Lamb), Neural Mobilisation Techniques (David Butler), the McConnell method, Thoracic Ring Relocations (Linda Joy Lee), Neuroplasticity in Tendons, various international and local conferences/congresses, soft tissue trigger points and myofascial dry needling techniques. I completed significant further studies in Exercise and Sports Science and in Health Science Education.
Sports participation: Soccer (20 years), road cycling (23 years), water polo (2 years), orienteering (40 years), and triathlon (5 years), mountain marathons (3 years) adventure sports including rogaining (25 years). Recreational golf, tennis, canyoning , abseiling, hiking, swimming and mountain biking.
Future Directions: Integration and refinement of skills for the development of my abilities in Health, Physiotherapy and Education. Continue to develop excellence of care at Back in Business Physiotherapy and encourage overseas colleagues to come and work with me. Revitalize my clinical application of issues in health (sarcopenia, osteoporosis and obesity), exercise & ageing and the role of physiotherapy in the maintenance of the immune systems. Continued worldwide dissemination of clinical knowledge to physiotherapists through the maintenance of this free website.
Involvement with Australian Physiotherapy Association: Student member since 1986 and full member on graduation. Continued membership whilst living overseas. Organizing committee of NSW biennial MPA conference in 1998, Australian biennial MPA conference in 2003, continuing education committee 2000-2001, & provided input into the development of 'specialization ' as well as the role of physiotherapy in health related issues (e.g. aging)
Advocacy: Maintain strong political advocacy for safe cycling in NSW
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Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) 1993 Curtin University, Western Australia
Master of Manipulative Physiotherapy 1999 Curtin University, Western Australia
Sharna started working as a physiotherapist at Royal Perth Rehabilitation Hospital treating spinal injuries and orthopaedic injuries including post-op rehabilitation of all orthopaedic surgeries such as ACL reconstructions, total knee and hip replacements and spinal surgeries amongst others.
Sharna was also the physiotherapist for an AFL club for three years.
Sharna then worked in London and New York in private practices in Harley Street, central London and Manhattan whilst gaining further qualifications in acupuncture, dry needling and further manual therapy techniques before relocating to Sydney with her husband and four children.
Sharna is a keen swimmer, cyclist, runner and tennis player and participates in regular ocean swims, triathlons and cycling events. Sharna has extensive experience treating spinal, sports and musculoskeletal injuries and finds it very rewarding to see her patients improving and returning to their activities that they love to do.