Garvin Francis


Soft Tissue Therapist



  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Maj. Sports Studies)
  • Advanced Diploma of Health Science (Soft Tissue Therapy)
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Kinesio Taping KT1-2

Association Memberships

  • Massage and Myotherapy Australia (MMA) Provider #23640

Professional Achievements

  • Soft Tissue Therapist, Canberra Raiders National Youth Competition (U20s) 2012 – 16
  • Soft Tissue Therapist Canberra Raiders (NRL), 2014 – 2017
  • Soft Tissue Therapist (previous):
    • Australian Rugby League Kangaroos World Cup team 2017
    • Canberra Runners Festival
    • Mont 24hr and Scott 24hr Mountain Bike Races
    • Victorian Volleyball 23 and Under National Championships
    • Touch Football ACT
    • Touch Football Australia
    • QLD U19s Softball
    • Gunghalin Bulls Rugby League Football Club

Treatment areas of interest

  • Special interest in Pelvic, Lower Back.
  • Shoulder dysfunction and maintenance
  • Tendonopathy
  • Postural issues – neck pain, headache
  • Sporting injuries and management:
    • Recovery Management
    • General Remedial Massage

About Garvin

Garvin has worked with elite athletes for many years. As a former Parasport athlete, he understands the importance of maintaining your body to get the most out of it with the least chance of injury.  Working with Parasport and Elite Able-Bodied athletes and the Canberra Raiders Rugby League Team has heightened his skill set with the sporting population.  The need to understand the necessities for each sport and the nuances they bring is a feature of Garvin’s experience.

Having also previously worked in an office environment, Garvin understands the impact of poor posture. He is committed to addressing ongoing posture related issues and improving functional movement and reducing loss of movement and reducing pain.

As an athlete, Garvin competed in the Vision Impaired sport of Goalball.

  • World Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2002
  • IBSA World Championships and Games (Paralympic Qualifier) Quebec, Canada 2003
  • World Championships, South Carolina, USA 2006


Appointments can be made with Garvin at Clinic 88 in Macquarie.