Mark Pennington is a much loved member of our Leap Health Physiotherapy team. Mark is known for his passion for sports and physiotherapy. He is also known for going above and beyond to ensure fantastic outcomes and results for his clients. Originally from Queensland, Mark can often be found exploring natural areas around Hobart and beyond in sometimes questionably suitable attire for the weather conditions.
Here we spend five minutes with Mark so you can get to know him a little better.
1. What is the thing you love most about being a physio?
The ability to help people. I thrive on helping them achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.
2. What is your best tip for a weekend warrior?
Learn to listen to your body – it tells us all the right answers.
3. What is your favourite meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner?
All 3 – I love eating.
4. My motto is…
Happiness is the true measure of success.
5. You wouldn’t know it but…
I held an Australian shot put record as a 10 year old.
6. I’m inspired by…
The human body – there is so much we do not know about it, and it continues to amaze me with how well it heals, handles stressors and ultimately functions.
7. I can’t live without…
Exercise – it is my mental health controller as well as my trusted pair of thongs.
8. Tea or coffee?
Coffee – more for the kick than the flavour.
9. If you could be a superhero for one day, what would you be?
Invisible man – then no one will notice me when I walk into a room!
Mark Pennington – Physiotherapist