OUR STORY

Why we exist?

Vision

We strive to build a supportive community where our vision is to
inspire and guide individuals in their pursuit of feeling, moving, and
looking better, creating a positive ripple effect in their lives.

Mission

At MK Movement, our mission is to help 25,000 people achieve amazing things
and build a strong community by the year 2030. Our goal is to support
individuals who are making long-term changes for their health. We provide
unwavering support, creative solutions, and a sense of belonging to empower and
inspire each member. Together, we aim to create a community that celebrates
excellence in health, well-being, and the pursuit of lifelong accomplishments.

Lives Changed

Our local partners we are collaborating with:

Through our experience in the industry we know what works and what doesn’t.

You can expect MK Movement to live by the following:

We get results and positive health outcomes.

We provide people with a clear pathway to their goals.

We take an active and sensitive approach with recovery.

We provide evidence-based treatment which actually works.

We educate and empower people so we can get you to self-manage and rely less on health practitioners.

We go above and beyond for our MK Movement family.

Most importantly, we have loads of fun when we train.

How our sessions generally work: 
What is involved?

We breakdown our sessions into 4 parts

We take a subjective assessment where we get to know you, you give us some background information about what’s going on (e.g. medical history, previous and current exercise training, what has or hasn’t worked in the past), what your goals are.

We assess what’s going on which could involve some aerobic or muscular tests, a few objective assessments like blood pressure, height, weight etc, a functional movement analysis and maybe some balance tests.

We come up with an exercise and lifestyle plan that we think will suit you based on what we have found in our subjective questions and assessments.

Both parties come up with a plan moving forward that we think will work long term. Whether it be completing home exercises, ongoing 1:1 training, group rehabilitation or something else that is suited to you. We aim to come up with the right plan that will get you the best results possible.

We will then continue to review goals and re-assess the program periodically in order to ensure we are achieving success with your roadmap.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high risk from developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.

Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.

Services delivered by an AEP are also claimable under compensable schemes (such as Medicare, TAC, Workcover, NDIS, & DVA) and covered by most private health insurers. When it comes to the prescription of exercise, AEP’s are the most qualified professionals in Australia.

Physiotherapists often work more in the acute phase of rehab. I.e. Imagine you have just torn your ACL and require treatment 1 day post surgery. This is where a physio excels. Once the person moves from the acute phase (Day 1- Day 90) into the longer term phase, that is where an Exercise Physiologist is in their genius mode!

Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists also love collaborating together with clients. Often a Physio will get the client started or assist with some pain management techniques and will soon refer to an exercise physiologist for that longer term care and prevention.

 

How are AEP’s different from physiotherapists?

Distinguishing between a physiotherapist and an exercise physiologist can be quite difficult, as the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Both can work within a broad scope of practice so it’s only natural that confusion exists. Although there are similarities, they aren’t the same thing.

Both are allied health professionals who have done a minimum of 4 years’ study at university, however there are differences in their areas of expertise. Exercise physiologists use evidence-based movement and exercise intervention for chronic disease prevention and management, musculoskeletal injuries and weight management.

Exercise physiologists often work as part of a team of doctors, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals to ensure the best results for their clients.

Physiotherapists can diagnose a range of conditions and use various methods, including hands on treatment, to treat musculoskeletal problems, alleviate pain, restore function and manage chronic conditions.

Matthew Koroneos

Matt Koroneos (BExSc & MExPhys)

Dean Liuzzi (BExSc & MExPhys)

Ciella Berman (BExSc & MExPhys)

Adam Luther (BExSc & MExPhys)

Marichu Gaudiano (Admin Assistant)

Emily Clark (Admin Assistant)