About Doctor Marx - Phlebologist, Exercise Physiologist, Aviation Medicine
John specialises in dealing with Vein problems (Phlebology). He is a member of the Australasian College of Phlebology and has more than 12 years' experience in treating vein problems, with Sclerotherapy, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, Compression Therapy, and Laser Therapy of facial spider veins.
In addition, John has more than 20 years' clinical practice in sports medicine, and is a member of the Australian College of Sports Physicians. During that period he has worked with many national and international teams and athletes, including the St. Kilda Football Club, and the Melbourne Football Club in the AFL.
John is strongly committed to Compression Therapy - its role in treating vein problems and also improving sports performance. John delivered the first ever research paper on "Sports Pressure Syndrome" to the Australian Sports Medicine Conference just before the Sydney Olympics in August 2000.
For the last six years he has been conducting research on air pressure - in particular the much publicized Economy Class Syndrome (Deep Vein Thrombosis). John has had several meetings and presented to Members of Parliament on the significance of this problem.
He has now presented two papers on venous function in hypobaric environments to the Australasian College of Phlebology. The first study at Mt. Kosciuszko was presented in 2002. The second study, on a Sydney to Melbourne flight was presented in May, 2004. He is currently planning a third study that will be performed in a hypobaric chamber late in 2004.