Luke started off his career in the trade industry as a commercial painter, completing numerous brand new apartment blocks and warehouses. Although learning valuable life lessons and trade skills, painting was not a passion of Luke’s. After five plus years in the trade industry Luke took a leap and decided to change his career, his life and follow his passion of sport and helping people better themselves.
Luke has always had a passion for sports, in particular Volleyball. Luke’s enthusiasm for this sport stems back twenty years to when he first attended high school. Over that time span Luke has represented his state as a player and as a coach. In the recent years Luke’s passion in the sport led him to create his own volleyball club. Luke’s club is now in its fifth year and has seven teams and over 100 playing members compiled of male and female playing members.
Through Luke’s three years of study at Victoria University, Luke developed a connection with treating and understanding the shoulder. Over the years, receiving numerous injuries himself due to repetitive volleyball actions to his own shoulder Luke was able to understand and relate to pain, the rehabilitation and healing process of which clients present with.
Luke’s studies over the years have led him to understand the holistic approach of treating his clients. He has found that treating the surrounding region as well as the area of pain/discomfort yields the best result, followed by educating the client as to why there is a problem and how they can best prevent it from happening again.
Luke believes that “If you educate a client as to why they are experiencing pain/discomfort, they become empowered and aware of their own bodies, and in the long run, recover faster and are more grateful!”
Luke graduated from Victoria University with qualifications of:
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (Sports)
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
Through Luke’s keen interest in soft tissue treatments he has worked or participated in the following:
Australian Tennis Grand Slam
AFL Western Bulldogs
AFLW Western Bulldogs
VFL Western Bulldogs
VFL Frankston Dolphins
Volleyball Victoria State Indoor and Beach Programs
Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival
The Bloody Long Walk National Series
Currently Luke has been reading and investigating how nutrition helps and aids in the recovery and healing process of injuries and the body.