Dr John Marx Phlebologist

Dr. Marx specialises in treating Veins problems (Phlebology). He is a member of the Australasian College of Phlebology and has more than 24 years’ experience in treating vein problems, with injection Sclerotherapy, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy and Endovenous Laser Therapy.

In addition, Dr. Marx 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.

Dr. Marx is strongly committed to Compression Therapy and its role in treating vein problems whilst also improving sports performance. He 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 16 years he has been conducting research on air pressure – in particular the much publicised 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 several 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.

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