ABOUT FOSTER PHYSIO
Foster Physio was established in 2011 in Pound Road Medical Centre in Narre Warren by Joan. Having worked in the area for 6 years already, Joan had built up a strong client base and relationships with doctors and specialists in that area. There was also significant growth in population numbers in the surrounding suburbs of Berwick, Clyde North, Hampton Park and Hallam.
Due to the growing demand, Mark Foster joined the practice and brought along his expertise, passion in sports physiotherapy and happy demeanor.
In 2013, a second location in Colchester Medical Centre, Bayswater North was created. Other branches soon followed.
After Joan and Mark were married in June 2014 the name ‘Foster Physio’ was established.
At Foster Physiotherapy we are committed to our patients and their injuries – we will reduce your pain, explain what is going on and get you back to what is important to you as quickly as possible.
Joan became a physiotherapist in 2005 to fulfil her passion of helping people take control of their body and health. As a result, educating patients about their injury, long-term management and preventative measures is as important as the treatment provided at Foster Physio. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne, she has completed extensive post graduate studies in sports taping, sports physiotherapy, clinical pilates, chronic pain, spinal injuries, women’s health, occupational physiotherapy and dry needling.
Outside of work, Joan enjoys baking, gym classes, home decorating and family time.
Mark’s strengths are in his strong scientific based approach to injury assessment and management. He utilises a hands on approach of manual treatment, which includes soft tissue and myofascial releases, joint and spinal mobilisations and exercise prescription. Mark has particular interest in tendon related injuries (such as tennis elbow, rotator cuff and Achilles injuries) and lower limb biomechanics. He has previously worked as the senior physiotherapist with Oakleigh Chargers football club and Box Hill soccer club.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys running, listening to podcasts, basketball and playing made up games with his 2 boys.