Mark Poolan

Mark opened MSK Sports Injury Clinic in 2016 with the intention of creating a practice that would combine the best of traditional Physical Therapy with the principles and techniques of Massage Therapy, Alternative Medicine and Rehabilitation.

With over 10 years of clinical experience, Mark's practice follows the philosophy that therapy is most successful when people are treated as whole human beings, not as individual parts, and his work is focused on finding and treating the root causes to live a pain free life.

I started practicing in 2011 after graduating from the University of Northumbria. Since graduating I worked in one of the top Sports Injury Clinics in Newcastle gaining knowledge and experience treating a wide range of patients from adolescence to professional athletes.

MSK Sports Injury Clinic


  BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports and Exercise Science - Northumbria University

  Level 5 Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy - Cambridge School of Sports Massage

  Diploma in Osteopathic Muscular Energy Techniques (MET) - OMT Training

  Diploma in Osteopathic & Chiropractic Spinal Manipulations - OMT Training

  Diploma in Osteopathic Articulation - OMT Training

  Radial Shockwave Specialist Certified - Venn Healthcare

  Advanced Certificate in Dry Needling - Breeze Academy

  Level 4 in Sports Massage Therapy - Eclipse Training

  Diploma in Electro-Acupuncture and Electro-Dry Needling - OMT Training

  Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders - Venn Healthcare

  Kinesiology Taping Practitioner - OMT Training

  Athletic Strapping and Clinical Taping - OMT Training

  Theragun Performance Specialist - Therabody University

  Theragun Certified Practitioner - Therabody University

  Myofascial Dry Cupping - Core Elements Training

  Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) - OMT Training 

  Certified Exercise Practitioner - BASES 

  Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy - ITEC 

  Blood Flow Resistance Training - OMT Training

  Clinical Compression Flossing - OMT Training

  Cancer Rehabilitation - The Wright Foundation

  Exercise for the Management of Lower Back Pain - Premier Training Global

  Sports Conditioning - Premier Training Global

  GP Exercise Referral - Premier Training Global

 Personal Training - Premier Training Global


  Gym Manager in a Private School

  Exercise Rehabilitation Therapist at Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic

  Senior Fitness Manager and Sports Therapist for largest Health and Fitness facility in Dubai

  Founded MSK Sports Injury Clinic Newcastle in 2016

Professional Achievements

My biggest achievement to date was getting recognised from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science as a Certified Exercise Practitioner (CEP). I am currently the only person in the North East on the BASES website to hold a CEP status.

Therapist Associations

 BASESBritish Association of Sport and Exercise Science
 The SMA - The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists
 CNHC - Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council