Born in Vienna, Austria, Roman initially started working with
patients as a nurse and in 1979 trained to become a Hospital Theatre
Assistant. He soon became interested in preventative methods of health
care. In order to take a more active role in supporting recovery and
convalescing of people he obtained a Diploma in Remedial Therapy in
1986. The style of training Roman went through, traditionally involved
close contact with treating Physiotherapists and Doctors.
In 1987 Roman migrated to Australia and commenced business in Hobart,
Tasmania in 1988. Working within the biggest fitness centre in town, he
soon found himself busy treating athletes of all sports as well as
being contracted by the Tasmanian Institute of Sport. In the lead up to
the 1992 Olympic Games the White Water Slalom Canoeing Team started to
take Roman onto the road with them. With Peter Eckhardt, part owner of
this clinic, qualifying for the Barcelona Olympic Games, this was the
beginning of a collaboration that lasted until today. When Peter became
Nat. Team Coach and Physiotherapist after 1994, Roman kept traveling and
working with the team up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
With the opening of the first internationally accredited Massage
College in Hobart, Roman obtained a Teaching Certificate II and taught
Massage Therapy until 2002.
In 1996 Roman became part of the Hobart Pain Clinic which offers sufferers of chronic pain with skills for management.
This led him to further his studies in the area of counseling, stress management and modification of attitude.
Roman runs classes in Relaxation and Meditation and holds a certificate in Reiki II.
This clinic looks after athletes of all ranges as well as
convalescing with injuries sustained at the work place or in a MVA.
Since Sportscare was established in 1992 Roman, Peter and Debbie have
worked together closely and found their skills complement each other