Rehab Trainer Educators

Rehab Trainer Educators are highly experienced elite sports physiotherapists and physical therapists.

ULRIK LARSEN

Rehab Trainer was founded by highly experienced Australian Sports Physiotherapist Ulrik Larsen, who brings with him 30+ years of injury management at elite and social sports levels.

After years of working with coaches and Personal Trainers, Ulrik realised that one of the main frustrations for Fitness Professionals was dealing with chronic pain and niggling injuries in their clients. Whether it is the re-emergence of an old football injury or the sudden onset of pain while doing a particular exercise, if not dealt with effectively, clients ended up dropping out, creating a hole in the Trainer’s diary and disillusionment for the client.

Ulrik realised the need for some education to bridge the gap between the medical world and the fitness industry, and so Rehab Trainer was born.

CHRIS MALLAC

Chris is a highly qualified Physiotherapist and Human Movement Educator, writes extensively for the monthly web based Sports Injury Bulletin. In the past few years Chris has heavily focused on using his experience to help coaches, personal trainers and exercise physiologists prevent and manage injuries in their clients through the Rehab Trainer courses. He has worked with elite level State and National level rugby and football teams in Australia, the UK and France.

His most recent rugby work was in the UK as Head of Performance for London Irish Rugby Union and followed that with a consultancy role with a professional French Rugby Union team. Chris is now living in his homeland Australia and recently acted as the High Performance Manager for the Brisbane Roar Soccer Team who play in the Australian A League. Chris is the primary Rehab Trainer educator in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and works in private practice in Brisbane and Noosa in Australia.

ABEDNEGO SETIAWAN SANTOSO

Abed is founder of ForeverFit Indonesia, a published author, the presenter of a live radio show, and a sought-after speaker for numerous hospitals, colleges, sports events, radio and television shows. He is also a certified sports nutritionist and perpetually active as a counselor and coach.

After suffering two major injuries, Abed sought deeper understanding about bridging the gap between sports injury science and practice. He has worked with countless clients for over a decade, giving using individualized approaches working with his team doctor to build prehab programs that use strength training as rehab training.

FILIPE PEREIRA

Rehab Trainer Educator, Singapore/Functional Training Educator

Filipe has extensive high-level experience in the fitness industry working as a personal trainer since 2002, delivering functional training educational courses across South East Asia for the past three years, as well as managing multi-site fitness facilities in Singapore and Indonesia. He is passionate about implementing corrective exercise strategies into strength and conditioning training. His own education has been in the areas of Functional Strength & Conditioning, Sports Management and later specializations in manual therapy and corrective exercise.
ARIEF CHANIAGO

Arief has been through injury hell and came out determined to share what he learnt about injury prevention and recovery with many people for their health and happiness. His fitness industry journey has taken him from former Indonesian Athlete for Karate and on to being a fitness trainer since 2009 and managing for high level fitness chains in Indonesia.

He is passionate about implementing corrective exercise strategies into general or specific fitness training. His own education has been in the areas of Functional Training, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Management, Corrective Exercise and Exercise in Medical Purposes.

BORIS BOJANOVIC

Boris' passion for strength training has lead to a multifaceted career as a competitor, coach & presenter. Possessing a degree in Exercise Physiology, his major area of interest is functional anatomy and how to optimise movement for performance as well as injury prevention.

Boris' work is deeply embedded in two sides of the fitness industry; he is in high demand as a corrective exercise personal trainer and nutrition coach, yet also works tirelessly to bolster the quality of the Australian fitness industry through teaching for Australian Institute of Kettlebells and CrankIt Fitness, writing articles and developing educational materials for Fitness Australia. He gets immense satisfaction from using his expertise in corrective exercise and functional training to help clients and transferring these skills to other trainers.

DEXTER JEMUEL TAY

Dexter has been in the fitness industry for 10 years and specializes in rehab and kettlebell training (WKC, IKSFA & RGSI certified). Formerly an EBFA Master Instructor, he is also currently teaching for Smart Tools (USA), IFPA & Trigger Point Therapy.

Being trained in yoga, Thai massage, kinesio taping, IASTM and BFR (Smart Tools), he advocates training for ‘Strength, Stability, Mobility & Flexibility’ so that his clients and students can all move well and pain free.

Also a NKT, REHAB Elite (Australia) and ‘Exercise Is Medicine’ certified fitness professional, Dexter now focuses on fitness education, travelling the region (Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Pakistan, Thailand) to share his wealth of knowledge and positively impact lives.

GARY WAGNER

Gary Wagner is a highly dynamic multi-award winning fitness professional, business owner and coach. Highly experienced in educating and developing novice and seasoned amateur athletes, PT’s and Coaches. Gary incorporates corrective exercise into all elements of his PT practice whilst passionately instructing his clients in the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for top tier performance.
EBONY HORNIBROOK

Ebony is a highly motivated Australian physiotherapist, personal trainer and pilates instructor. She has had extensive experience both participating in, and treatment in multiple sporting disciplines including martial arts, running, olympic lifting, crossfit, snow and water sports and dancing. Ebony has always worked closely with personal trainers to optimise client outcomes.

She is extremely passionate about bringing Rehab Trainer to the world of health and fitness in order to ensure all clients receive the highest standard of care from Personal Trainers so they might overcome any injury barriers and achieve their fitness goals.

GAURAV NEGI

Gaurav is a director of Human In Motion Fitness Group in New Delhi, India, which incorporates teaching and coaching of national and international NCCA accredited Fitness Certifications and workshops and Indian Military Fitness Bootcamp.

Gaurav is passionate about educating the clients and fitness professionals of the industry on fitness philosophy, functional training, corrective exercises, injury management and rehabilitation and has been delivering the same locally in India.

Gaurav also conducts free education for the deserving and underprivileged candidates who can't afford to pay & upgrade themselves however want to grow with the industry and for his work, commitment and dedication for the community and society he has received Personal Trainer of the year Award in Asia Fitness Convention 2015.

Gaurav's passion and desire to learn and grow with the fitness industry has lead to a multifaceted career as a personal trainer, coach and Educator for various courses and certifications in fitness. He is also certified in and teaching some other movement based programs including - TRX, BOSU, RPM, Spinning, HIIT, Bootcamp and Mat Pilates. Since he never stops to grow and learn therefore now he is currently preparing for CSCS from NSCA.

JAMES MCEWAN

James McEwan is a physiotherapist passionate about fixing the human body through manual therapy, exercise and education. He has continued to invest in his own sports medicine education through significant post , as well as working in private practice and founding Adelaide Advanced Physiotherapy. He has significant experience working with orthopaedics and manual therapy, and has a special love of anything to do with the ocean, having worked for several years, treating and training elite surfers. Delivering Rehab Trainer Essentials is the perfect outworking of James' commitment to rehabilitation and education.
KAMAL SINHA

Kamal has an endless passion for the fitness industry and believes investing in and looking after your body is key to living a long, healthy and happy life. He has been involved in the fitness industry for 12 years and his greatest passions are promoting exercise that gets the body moving exactly how it should through 'Functional fitness' and weight loss through a proper diet.

He is Head Trainer at Gold's Gym Ganeshguri (Assam), and has been a part of the team there for over five years. He also offers his services for Personal Training and Group Fitness instruction, working with clients for a range of sports performance goals.

MARK DAVIS

Mark is a physiotherapist and a true leader in Australia in the areas of gym-based rehabilitation, prehab, optimizing function and performance based exercise prescription. He is a regular presenter at national fitness industry conventions such as Filex, and has been seminal in the development of new material and teaching of the fitness industry in the area of exercise and rehabilitation for 25 years.

He is passionate about bridging the gap between allied health professionals and fitness professionals, and in 2011 was awarded the prestigious Australian Fitness Industry Presenter of the Year award. Mark has lectured in exercise and sport science undergraduate programs at the University of NSW and Australian Catholic University and was the founder of Springboard Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.

Rehab Trainer Educator

As an active member of the Malaysian Physiotherapy Association for 13 years, Mat Sahar Sulaiman has been a leading Sports Physiotherapist in Malaysia, owning his own clinic GT PHYSIO AND REHABILITATION CENTRE for the last 6 years.

Ever since learning the Rehab Trainer knowledge and skill-set, he has further enjoyed teaching and treating with the underlying ideas of muscle imbalance, myofascial release and functional movement exercise prescription.

Recently he was involved with SUKMA 2013, and accepted the post of Clinical Instructor for UITM Physiotherapy. He now enjoys seeing that extra level of knowledge being with increasing demand for his ability to educate Fitness Professionals and Physiotherapists in the areas of movement dysfunction and corrective exercise, as a Rehab Trainer Educator for Malaysia.

NELSON CHONG

Nelson Chong is a rehabilitation and functional training specialist with 15 years of experience training, managing and educating in the health and fitness industry. He has been a highly sought after trainer by CEOs, doctors, families, athletes and professionals from 7 to 90 years old with chronic or acute pain, performance issues, movement dysfunction and postural disorder.

Formerly a district fitness manager of a mega gym managing multiple clubs, Nelson has mentored hundreds of trainers, fitness managers and gym owners with his unique approach to mind, body and spirit. He is currently the founder and CEO of Functional Training Institute, mentoring aspiring trainers to become world class rehabilitation and functional training specialists.

Nelson is a selfless, passionate, dynamic and innovative educator that has a great sense of humour. He has developed numerous popular courses and presented rehabilitation and functional training at the Annual Anti-Aging Conference (Singapore Expo), Getfit Gym (Vietnam), Singapore Sports Council, Singapore Institute of Technology, Nanyang Polytechnic and many other institutes. His dedication to functional training and rehabilitation has set a benchmark in the fitness industry to help more people live zestful pain-free lives.

TIM SUNDERLAND

Tim’s obsession with strength and conditioning has lead him to specializing in corrective strength training as a way to achieve health and fitness. He now owns a functional strength and conditioning facility while pursuing a career in educating other fitness coaches in everything functional and corrective training.
VAIBHAV DAGA

Vaibhav is a Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist from India. He has been working in the Sports & Fitness industry for more than 11 years in Pune & Mumbai, largely with professional national & international level athletes. His particular interest in cricket has taken him from roles as Team Physiotherapist to state cricket teams, to currently working with National Development Squads for the Cricket Federation of India. In addition, Vaibhav lectures and delivers workshops around India to the Fitness and Sports Physiotherapy professions on sports injury prevention and management.

WAYNE RODGERS

Wayne is a sports physiotherapist and personal trainer with 21 years experience in the health and fitness industries. He has been a sports physiotherapist for several national and international sports teams, and runs successful sports physiotherapy and health coaching businesses in both Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast. Wayne has a special interest in the value of highly functional and effective training techniques and promotes the development of high performance through personal empowerment. He is a regular presenter at corporate, sports physiotherapy and personal training seminars.

ZAYAR TUN PHYU

Zayar has many years of experience training and managing physiotherapists, doctors, nutritionists and fitness professionals in Myanmar. During his time in the industry he has taken part in international training courses and is passionate about bringing these courses to Myanmar to help fitness professionals grow in knowledge and skill.