getback™ treatment programmes are delivered by trained therapists in a caring and professional clinic environment. Our therapists are supported by a head office team specialising in research and clinical practice, customer services and IT.
All getback clinics are staffed by Physiotherapists and Accredited Exercise Physiologists dedicated to helping you live a better quality, more enjoyable life.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are tertiary qualified health professionals with a minimum of four years of training, specialising in movement therapies for musculoskeletal conditions.
Exercise Physiologists are accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and recognised by Medicare, Worksafe, TAC and most private health insurers.
BApp Sci (Human Performance), B App Sci (Physiotherapy), Consultant to Australian National Sporting Teams, Accredited National Coach
Geoffrey Mackay is co-founder of getback and founder and owner of Middle Park Physiotherapy. He has over 20 years of experience working with elite athletes and researching and developing the most effective means of addressing low back and neck pain. Geoffrey was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for his service to international sport. His contribution included working with the Australian cricket team, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Olympic team and the Australian Commonwealth Games team. He also served with Australian tennis for 14 years and contributed at a national level across cycling, squash, modern pentathlon and Australian rules football.
Dip PE, BSc, Msc, PhD; Emeritus Professor, Victoria University; Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL); Former Director, Victoria University Research Center for Exercise Rehabilitation, Sport and Exercise Science
Professor John Carlson has published more than 100 refereed journal papers and book chapters, and been awarded in excess of $8.75 million in grant money for research in exercise and sport science and exercise rehabilitation. John has worked with Australian national sporting teams including track cycling, hockey, tennis, badminton, water skiing, modern pentathlon and triathlon, AFL clubs Collingwood, St Kilda, Essendon and the Western Bulldogs, Melbourne storm in the NRL, and the Melbourne Tigers basketball club, plus many others. John has also served for an extended time as an external advisory consultant to the Australian and Victorian Institutes of Sport.
Adam is an accredited Exercise Physiologist and Head of Exercise Physiology at Middle Park Physiotherapy. He has seven years’ experience working across local gyms, public hospitals and numerous sporting clubs before settling into private practice.
Adam was drawn to Exercise Physiology after years of competitive running. Having sustained many injuries, Adam learnt the value of exercise in his personal rehabilitation process and that if prescribed carefully, exercise is medicine.
Adam believes in the careful prescription of exercise (strength, mobility, functional) to improve a client’s quality of life, allowing them to engage in their chosen activities. Adam is proud of the fun team environment and Middle Park Physiotherapy and the team’s commitment to provide clients with evidence based interventions that align with clinical best practice standards.
Qualifications: BAppSci (Human Movement), MClinicalExPhysiol (Rehabilitation), Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
John Meckiff is a specialist healthcare consultant, with over 20 years of experience working in various roles in both the private and public health sectors. Prior to this, John was a Physiotherapist in private practice in Melbourne.
Natasha competed in swimming at a state level as a junior before working as a swimming instructor. After suffering from recurring shoulder injuries she became passionate about helping others return to sport.
She has worked privately with athletes on the spectrum competing at a national level, providing resistance exercise gym prescription and swim coaching.
Natasha is process oriented and focused on developing her skills in program planning, execution and reflection.
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, majoring in Sport Nutrition
Chris is a digital product manager and content professional with more than 20 years of experience developing and operating digital media properties across the wellbeing, sport and travel sectors.
Paul’s broad experience in web and digital marketing enables him to gain insights into the way our patients connect and interact with our practices online and how we can best assist them with their back rehabilitation and spinal health. Paul is a certified Google Partner and expert in search marketing.