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CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES

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Sue - Chronic Lower Back, Weekend Warrior

I started EP 2.5 years ago, at the recommendation of my physio. I had lower back surgery in 2009 and while the surgery improved my quality of life, I lived in fear of hurting my back. This fear stopped me from playing sport and from living what was previously an active life. Not only did my physical health suffer, but so did my mental health.

The first day I walked into the gym I was terrified. I was unfit and unhappy, and had very little confidence in myself. The difference between me then, and me now, is incredible. I no longer live in fear of hurting myself, my mental health has improved enormously and my health is the best it has been in years. I have confidence in what my body can do, and my back no longer stops me from doing anything.

Dane has changed so many aspects of my life – the physical aspect is only part of the change. With his guidance and support, I have learnt how to prioritise making time for me – physically and mentally – and have learnt how important the 4 pillars are – nutrition, sleep, exercise and relaxation.

I am a different person than I was 2.5 years ago. Although he will say it was me who did the work, I couldn’t have done it without Dane’s encouragement, guidance and support. His knowledge of everything EP is immense, but to me, the care and compassion he has for his clients and the drive he has to help them achieve their best is what sets Dane apart from his peers.

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Billy - Shoulder Rehab, Circus Acrobat

My job as a full time acrobat and aerialist requires a high level of strength and fitness. Last year I got a shoulder injury that removed me from the training and performing space for 5 months. After some rest and physiotherapy I began my strength and rehab program with Dane, he effortlessly adapted my programs to be most valuable for the strengths and movements required for circus. Alongside building strength we also trained breathing techniques that assisted me to trust my body again, I found this particularly helpful when returning to full time rehearsals and training.

Dane is personable and knowledgeable. He is a great person to have on your rehab team.

Thanks for all your help Dane!

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Piri - Neck Rehab, Circus Acrobat

As a professional touring acrobat working with Dane has been invaluable to my career and my physical ability. Dane’s incredible depth of knowledge, holistic approach training and obvious passion for his work are the perfect combination to help achieve, and even surpass, your goals.
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Meg - Lower Limb Rehab, Weekend Warrior

I started seeing Dane to recover from lower limb injury. His unique blend of expertise and empathy have helped me not just recover, but thrive! Dane listens carefully to me and my body, always finding suitable, fun and challenging exercises to support my well-being and my goals. I love being able to run, ride and lift, as well as feeling strong and balanced as I grow older. Thank you, Dane, you’re a treasure!

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Kat - Circus Performer, Multiple Injuries

I have been guided through the rehab process a few times over the years with Dane for neck, knee and hand injuries. With various injuries requiring a different approach to rehab I have always felt confident in Dane’s ability to work with me so that I can get the best outcome for my body.

Dane has a great ability to work not only on the goals and rehab requirements to return from an injury but to also listen and work with the person in front of him. Recovering from an injury is never the easy progression path that we would like it to be, however Danes knowledge, continual curiosity in movement and passion for what he does, makes recovering that bit easier.

At the end of my recovery I always feel that I am stronger than before, not only physically, but also with a wealth of knowledge I can use in my day to day training. Having seen the improvements during my rehab with Dane, I now utilise Danes wealth of knowledge to continually update my conditioning programs so that I can build on my strength and circus goals.

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Danielle - Chronic Lower Back, Weekend Warrior

I started seeing Dane 3 years ago after I woke up one day and could barely stand up straight. I have been seeing Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths at various stages since I was 12 due to ongoing neck and back issues, but only since I started working with Dane have I seen real progress. Dane has helped me unlearn everything I thought I knew about fitness and functionality. Our journey has rebuilt my strength and taught me the importance of not just being ‘fit’ but how to be truely strong.
Josephine Spooner
Josephine Spooner
2023-09-14
During my rowing experience at St Margaret’s from 2018-2022, Dane was our strength and conditioning coach. He helped my crew and shed tremendously. He built our strength and technique in the gym with his deep technical knowledge and encouragement over the course of approx 10 months each year. He not only helped us physically, but also mentally through the mental challenges of rowing and also balancing school with sport. Evidently, our work with him paid off as my crew won the most important race, the Head of the River 2022.
Jeamie De Guzman
Jeamie De Guzman
2023-09-03
Dane has been helping my daughter Allegra work on her back pain management through his physical exercise programs. My daughter s a young elite golf athlete who started getting back pains 2 years ago while her developing 14 year old body copes with the strain of golf performing. Dane has assisted Allegra in getting stronger by working on her core strengths, nutrition and overall health balancing which has helped Allegra to be one of the top junior golf elite girls in Queensland.
Pia Malouf
Pia Malouf
2023-08-30
I’ve been seeing Dane since I was in school and couldn’t recommend him enough. He has guided and taught me so many things when it comes to strength and conditioning and taking care of your body. His attention to detail when creating programs is amazing and guides injury prevention and to work and recover from injuries whilst still being able to perform in the gym. I continue to circle back to the technique and mobility skills Dane has taught me in my everyday life and would be lost without it.
Ruby Greenup
Ruby Greenup
2023-08-30
Had the privilege of being coached by Dane while rowing at school. Dane is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of physical and mental wellness. He helped advance us physically and adjusted programme’s to complement our on-water sessions throughout the season. He also worked through active recovery, meditation, and breath-work with us, which I continue to implement day to day.
Ivy Galguierra
Ivy Galguierra
2023-08-23
Dane has been an integral part of my rehabilitation journey from having a work knee injury since March this year and knowing that I have previously suffered from a lower back injury in the past. I love his holistic approach! He is very knowledgeable and has taught me the importance of combining nutrition, hydration, sleep, meditation and exercise. He listens with empathy and is well intuned with the roller-coaster of emotions and pain levels that I have experienced in my 6 month journey thus far. He has sofisticated equipment he uses to record and track my progress, videos I follow with ease on an app which I've been able to do exercises independently from home or in the office. Initially I was doing hydrotherapy exercises in the pool and Dane informed me of the benefits of cold immersion and breathwork which I've been absolutely loving the results! I was at a low point when my GP and Specialist had told me that even if I have surgery I would only be able to get to 70% recovery. Dane has helped me overcome these thoughts, motivated and encouraged me whilst getting stronger from week to week. I'm now doing weights in the gym using Blood Flow Restriction Cuffs which have been a massive game changer and surprising myself on how far I've come. I'm so grateful to Dane for his professionalism and friendly nature where I look forward to having a few laughs at each session. I can not recommend Dane enough if anyone who is looking for an EP that will really listen to you, help you in your own recovery journey and/or goals to improve your health and fitness levels no matter what your age! I'm looking forward to being at work onboard trains again soon! Choo choo! 🚂 Thank you so much Dane!🙏
Hayley Wilkinson
Hayley Wilkinson
2023-08-20
Unreal! Dane knows his stuff and for anyone needing to reprogram their muscles post injury or illness this is exactly why you get this guy! Dane is used by experts because he is exactly that. Dane has exceptional personable skills making him very easy to communicate with and he’s worked with people of all ages, shapes and sizes. For me personally I have gone from strength to strength with his program post knee and back issues/surgery.
Amelia Baker
Amelia Baker
2023-08-15
Dane is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and I recommend him to anyone dealing with pain or injury. At my first appointment I had severe neck pain and spasms and was barely active. After a couple months of training I’m pain free and back to my usual level of activity, but heaps stronger! Because of the excellent rehab I was able to begin my yoga instructor training and my body feels better than ever.
L U
L U
2023-08-11
In such a competitive industry Dane’s knowledge and genuine nature is incomparable. He’s patient while keeping us goal oriented and focussed. We see Dane for functional ease and overall quality of life, thank you Dane.
Shanelle Flute
Shanelle Flute
2023-08-10
Danes treatment and guidance has been transformative in my life. Not only did Dane help me to strengthen weaknesses in my performance and knee mobility but he helped transition my mindset and exercise philosophy. I was treated by Dane 3 years ago for knee tendonitis but his impact has lasted much longer than the initial injury. I am still referring to mobility exercises and the heavy lifting basics that I utilise day in and day out. Having a shoulder reconstruction since, I often return to the recovery guidance from Dane and his techniques to help train my brain. I couldn’t recommend Dane highly enough for young athletes and open-minded people wanting to redefine exercise and health.
Clare Osler
Clare Osler
2023-08-10
Dane is an amazing Ex Phys! He has helped guide & educate me through injury rehab & now I'm moving with confidence & minimal pain. He understands the injury rehab/pain management isn't just a physical thing & the mental, nutrition & sleep/recovery aspects are just as important for success. I highly recommend Dane to anyone looking for an Ex Phys.

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