Rod Ventura


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Rodrigo Ventura, Physiotherapist extraordinaire, was born in a little country in Central America called, El Salvador. He moved to Australia at the ripe old age of 2, with his Mum, Dad, 2 brothers, and Grandparents on his Dad’s side.

Rod comes from a diverse education background, having dabbled with Science at University for a year, before setting his sights initially on his Bachelor of Human Movement degree in 2006. Upon completion in 2008, Rod decided to move onto his Master of Physiotherapy degree, to which he began to find his passion.

Over the past 10 years, Rod has worked in various environments which have evolved from a therapist, to a consultant, to a manager. All of which, have ingrained some foundational qualities, learnt at university, such as clinical reasoning and problem solving.

For the past 5 years, Rod has been honing his craft in the Musculoskeletal setting – his continued desire to evolve as a therapist, and stay up to date with contemporary literature, has allowed him to develop a niche in his treatment modalities. He is a firm believer that the feet are at the cornerstone of overall Movement hygiene, and is committed to the cause through his footwear of choice; Vivobarefoot. He also understand that as we move, nothing works in isolation. This is why full body assessment is required, when evaluating his clients. Just because you may have pain in your knee, shoulder or lower back, doesn’t mean that particular area is the root cause of your problem.

Movement Theory is about empowering and educating clients, to take onus of their own physical well-being, and create a life where movement, is efficient, and pain free. He understands that pain is multi-factorial, and is encompassed by good sleep, nutrition, hydration, stress management and movement habits.