My name is Mark Austin. I am a physiotherapist based out of Calgary, Alberta. I have been practicing as a physiotherapist since 2013.
My clinical experience has included treating and managing people with chronic pain and disability, traumatic injuries from the Alberta oilsands; athletes and sports teams; concussion and brain injury; CRPS/RSD; stroke; multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease; pre- and post-operative patients; older adults looking to maintain their independence, and everyday people from all walks of life, whether they be CEOs, blue- and white-collar employees, serious athletes, weekend warriors, or busy moms and dads.
My full credentials can be found by clicking here.
Prior to my clinical work as a physiotherapist, I worked in a hospital research lab dedicated to exercise rehabilitation and neuroplasticity (our brain and nervous system's way of growing, adapting, and healing), which has given me a strong passion for science-informed care. I am also a registered yoga teacher and believe that when tailored to the individual, yoga can be a powerful tool in managing chronic pain and promoting overall health and well-being.
I treat the whole human. I am passionate about human mechanics, alignment, and exercise rehabilitation. I have also completed training in acupuncture, dry needling, spinal manipulation, mechanical diagnosis of back and neck pain, and whole-body functional movement assessment. While I employ manual techniques, I have come to learn that there is much more to physiotherapy than hands-on therapy and exercise. My interests have expanded to include the roles of lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, mental health, and overall well-being in healing and recovery.
I believe that no matter what your situation is, you have the power to define what health and well-being mean to you, and the power to take control in shaping your own best-possible future. My passion is in helping others achieve their best potential for health and wellness through dedicated one-on-one care and strengths-based coaching. You are always stronger than you think you are. I believe that we are all entitled to access affordable quality healthcare that beats the current status quo in today's healthcare industry.
If you are interested in getting to learn more about how I may help you, feel free to reach out to me at Mark@physiobox.ca