Resistance Training Rehabilitation (RTR) was established by APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist John Contreras in 2012 to provide Strength & Conditioning and Physiotherapy based Pilates training to health and fitness professionals. RTR specialises in combining the Physiotherapy knowledge of injury management, the strength and conditioning skill of high performance training with the Pilates approach to teaching movement.Workshops and courses provided by RTR provide clinicians with practical tools and clinical guidelines to lead patients from injury rehabilitation through to higher performance, using effective, evidence based exercise programs.
APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Pilates Coach
B.Physio (Hons) B.Sc M.ExSci M.Sports Physio
John is an APA Sports Physiotherapists who graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2001. He completed a Master of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) in 2011 from Edith Cowan University and a Master of Sports Physiotherapy from Latrobe University in 2016.
John has a special interest in designing injury prevention and sports performance gym programs for athletic patients following lower limb and spinal injuries. He also has over 12 years experience teaching Physiotherapy based Pilates, Strength Training and exercise rehabilitation courses to health professionals across Australia, the UK, Europe, Brazil and the USA. He is also a former Master Trainer the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI).
Using his experience combining Physiotherapy, Strength & Conditioning and Pilates training principles, and with a desire to deliver exercise education with a strong evidence base, John launched Resistance Training Rehabilitation (RTR) in 2012.
John has previously worked with Football Federation Victoria (FFV) state squads, Brentford Football Club (UK), the Victorian Bushrangers, Collegians FC (VAFA Premier) and various triathlon teams. He currently has an interest in providing gym based rehabilitation programs and assisting the athletic development of young and adolescent athletes. Though John previously played soccer, he now commits more time to cycling, running and gym training.
John is currently based in Melbourne consulting from Physiosports Brighton.