On The Green Physiotherapy is owned and run by Perth Sports Physiotherapist Mark Ryder.
Mark has 20 years’ experience as a physiotherapist, and in the past has worked with sporting teams including:
In 2013 he returned to his home town of Perth, after working for over a decade in the UK as Owner/Senior Physiotherapist of two private practices in The City of London.
Mark played league football for both East and South Fremantle in the West Australian Football League.
He was a member of the successful 1985 Teal Cup team and was awarded All Australian Honours at State Schoolboys level in 1983.
He has completed three marathons.
Reformer Pilates Staff
Our Pilates Practice Manager is Leila Coogan.
Why I Love Pilates: I love it for so many reasons, but possibly the main reason is how adaptable it is for all bodies, all fitness levels, all ages. You can use it for everyday fitness and strength, endurance race preparation and recovery, injury rehabilitation, all age mobility, and the list goes on. After practising pilates for just a few months, the changes we see in our clients’ bodies are incredible. Their posture is remarkably better, their flexibility has improved, they are stronger and more comfortable in their body. To watch that all happen and be a part of it for someone is immensely satisfying.
Personally, I love to challenge my body and mind by entering different competitions (ultra-marathons, swim/run, port-to-pub, etc.) As I age, the recovery is varied, sometimes easy, sometimes with a few bumps in the road. I have found that if I incorporate Pilates into my pre-race preparation and recovery, my body performs better and my joints, muscles, tendons and mind are happier.
Vivian Dias Lopes
Why I Love Pilates: I fell into Pilates while participating in a Spin class when a fellow Instructor suggested I try Pilates. I started with Mat Pilates and had been teaching for 4 years before I enrolled in the Studio course with Polestar.
The training, although intense, had many benefits, particularly spine and hip mobility and stronger stabilising muscles. I found my body moved with ease and no back pain!
It brings me great joy to see members progressing in their health and fitness by including Pilates in their lifestyle, and I believe Pilates can benefit every body.
Why I Love Pilates: My Pilates addiction began when I started taking classes in London, whilst working in the crazy corporate world. I can’t tell you whether it was the impact Pilates had on my body pre-baby, during pregnancy, or as a post-natal mama, or whether it was the impact that it had on my mindset that affected me more. Probably both. Needless to say, it made me question my day job, and made me realise that it was never too late to start again.
In my classes, I use Pilates to help your body feel its absolute best. I love creating a challenging class that is full of so much goodness for the body for our public reformer classes and the incredible athletes on the LTAD program at Wesley, and professional athletes here in Perth.