Meet Daniel, a highly experienced exercise and rehabilitation specialist who specialises in soft tissue therapy (remedial massage) and Exercise Physiology
He's a member of multiple reputable professional associations, including the Association of Massage Therapists, ESSA, and Fitness Australia. Daniel is also the founder of Accelr8 Rehabilitation, a practice dedicated to helping clients achieve optimal physical wellness.
As a trained applied scientist, Daniel brings a logical and scientific approach to his work, ensuring that his clients receive the maximum benefit from their investment of time and effort. He was recognised for his expertise in 2004 when he was awarded the ACT Personal Trainer of the Year. Additionally, he won the Comcare team award as a part of ACTNOW, for excellence in workers' rehabilitation, due to his individualised and specific rehabilitation programs.
Daniel has a passion for working with a diverse range of clients, from those with acute injuries to those with chronic injuries, and from morbidly obese individuals to elite athletes. He is dedicated to helping anyone who is serious about improving their health and lifestyle and is willing to investigate their injury further if previous treatment has failed.
With his direct, scientific, and no-nonsense approach, Daniel stands out from other trainers and therapists who lack his experience. He is currently a service provider for several prestigious organisations, including The Canberra Raiders, VSACT, Carers ACT, Aged Care, Comcare, and all insurance companies. He combines his skills as a corrective exercise specialist, personal trainer, and soft tissue therapist to provide an integrated service that has a positive influence on his clients.
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Daniel is a dedicated exercise and rehabilitation specialist who practices what he preaches. In addition to training hard in the gym, he has competed in competitive basketball for over 25 years and has tried nearly every sport imaginable, including underwater hockey.
When he's not exercising, Daniel can be found researching his industry, spending time with his wife and Daughter, or wrestling with his dog.
Daniel's expertise includes several common conditions, such as low back pain, sciatica, neck pain and headaches, hip complaints, pelvic alignment, groin injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder dysfunction, thoracic outlet syndrome, tendinitis, muscle strain and pain, myofascial pain syndrome, and trigger points. He is particularly knowledgeable about these conditions and has helped numerous clients overcome them.
Daniel is also an excellent therapist who has had experience with clients who have fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome, migraines, ongoing rehabilitation from serious injury or neurological disease, shin splints, IT band syndrome, patellofemoral pain, and insomnia.
Daniel's qualifications include a Master of Exercise Science (Rehab) from Charles Sturt University, a Diploma of Remedial Massage from the NSW School of Therapeutic Massage Sydney, a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Canberra, and an Ass Dip Applied Science Fit & Recreation from the Canberra Institute of Technology.
He is registered as an exercise physiologist, personal trainer (he was awarded the 2004 Personal Trainer of the Year), aqua instructor/gym instructor, and remedial massage therapist. Additionally, he holds a senior first aid certification.
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2009 - 2010 Charles Sturt University Master of Exercise Science (Rehab)
2002 – 2004 NSW School of Therapeutic Massage Sydney Diploma of Remedial Massage
1998 – 2001 University of Canberra Bruce Bachelor of Applied Science
1992 – 1994 Canberra Institute of Technology Bruce Ass Dip Applied Science Fit & Recreation
1994-2023 - Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer (2004 Personal Trainer of the Year)
1994-2023 - Aqua Instructor/Gym Instructor
2003-2023 - Remedial Massage Therapist
2023 - First Aid (senior)