The Soaring Health
Story

Dr. Marco Makari

Dr. Marco Makari has had a lifetime fascination with elite sports. His earliest memory was climbing the fence of Bob Jane Stadium (Lakeside Stadium) with his brother to watch Melbourne Victory play, in particular, their hero Archie Thompson.

As a teenager, he learned about fitness and the relationship between mindset, movement, food and health. Marco’s passion led him to become a Chiropractor and later a Victoria committee member in the inaugural Sports Chiropractic Australia (SCA) committee. He spent years working and traveling nationally & internationally with elite athletes and has witnessed the growth of local athletes into national record holders, Commonwealth Medalists and Olympic Champions.

Early 2012, Dr. Marco Makari established Soaring Health to support aspiring athletes reach their goals. This is where we share with you the ways in which you can take your sport & health to the next level, flourish under elite pressure and physically compete longer than the average Australian Athlete.

The Soaring Health Method has helped everyday athletes reach their dreams and has the potential to do the same for you.

Soaring Health has received multiple service awards and featured in leading health and wellness magazines including Women’s Health & Fitness and The Good Health. Dr. Marco has presented at leading national exhibitions including the Australian Fitness exhibitions & Australian Health & Fitness Expo.

 

Nav Ahmad Khan

Senior Physiotherapist

Nav has been at Soaring Health since late 2017. He graduated from university in 2014 and has been working across Melbourne in various settings since including hospitals, community health, nursing homes and private practice.

Nav manages clients with musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries, rehabilitation post surgery, TAC recovery, strength and conditioning training, hydrotherapy and pain management. He manages his clients with manual therapy, soft tissue therapy, dry needing, exercise prescription and hydrotherapy.

Jenna Wood

Physiotherapist & Community Engagement

Jenna graduated from Curtin University in Perth 2015. She has since worked all over the country including in country WA, QLD and now here in Melbourne. She has a special interest in Clinical Pilates and Yoga.

Patrick Jackson

Myotherapist

Myotherapy is for clients with specific complaints regarding muscles, bones, nerves and most importantly fascia. Expect lots of hands on treatment with additional modalities such as cupping and dry needling. At your initial session Patrick will talk about your specific compliant and set treatment goals, followed by measuring them with evidence-based tests and creating a bullet proof plan for you.

Alyson Gatt

Remedial Massage Therapist

Alyson has a vast sporting background which includes pole dancing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and running. She understands the demands high performance sports can take on the body. Alyson offers dry needling, cupping, trigger point work as well as exceptional relaxation massages to help you feel better faster. Alyson’s motto is “Feel Amazing – Be Amazing”

Adrian Parisi

Life & Performance Coach

As a Teacher, Personal Trainer and Life and Performance Coach, Adrian has spent the last 15 years working with a diverse range of people. In doing so, he has witnessed the impact that the stress and demands of work, study and everyday life have on the individual. Adrian’s own personal experiences coupled with his empathy for others, is what drives his passion for helping and educating people to lead both physically and mentally healthier lives.

Throughout his career, Adrian has taught in Primary and Secondary schools, worked alongside elite sports teams, athletes, CEOs, individuals and families. He has delivered a number of workshops for students, parents and corporate offices in the areas of mental health, performance development and wellbeing and has been a keynote speaker at conferences.

Using a holistic approach, Adrian ensures that each of his clients leave with a sense of empowerment and the knowledge and tools required to achieve their goals.

Adrian always has time for a laugh, and loves his sport, exercise and spending time with his loved ones.

Aneeta Benyameen

Client & Administration Team

Aneeta has been working at Soaring Health since late 2017. She is an outgoing, professional and friendly person who is motivated to help our clients as soon as they walk through the door. Aneeta has over 3 years of experience in customer service, administration and reception duties and is an organised, efficient and passionate member of Soaring Health. She is very approachable and has excellent communication skills as she speaks Arabic, Turkish and Assyrian fluently. Aneeta enjoys spending time with her family, going out with friends and being involved with her local community.

Chantelle Azzopardi

Client & Administration Team

Chantelle is a dedicated Client & Administrative Care Assistant. She graduated from Victoria University in 2005 and then began her career. Chantelle spent most of her early years and into her teens on the track competing as a sprinter, where she was invited to train for the Commonwealth Games by receiving a letter from her childhood idol Cathy Freeman. Although most of Chantelle’s time is now taken up by activities with her children, she continues to train and still has a love for the gym and all things fitness. She loves her role at Soaring Health and is always waiting to greet you at reception with a smile on her face.