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Goran Marković

Ph.D., D.O. (doctor of osteopathy)

Doctor Marković is a full professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, where he gives lectures in the university study courses Basic Kinesiological Transformations and Motor Control. He has finished three study courses (in kinesiology – a graduated professor of kinesiology; in kinesitherapy – a Bachelor’s Degree; in osteopathy – a Doctoral Degree) and after his postgraduate study, became a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in the field of kinesiology (plyometric and sprint training). He finished his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Delaware, USA, under the mentorship of Prof. Slobodan Jarić, Ph.D.

Doctor Marković is a co-founder and the director of the Laboratory for Motor Control and Performance at the Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology. Together with his associates, he conducts research into the functioning and transformation of the human neuro-muscular system in order to increase the knowledge about sports performance optimisation as well as injury and pain syndromes’ prevention and rehabilitation. Up until today, he has published about 70 original articles in prominent international scientific journals from the field of sports sciences and sports medicine. His articles have been cited over 2,000 times. He is a peer reviewer for more than 30 international scientific journals, the leading ones in the field of sports sciences and sports medicine. He has been awarded with two State prizes for science. Doctor Marković has been a mentor for more than 30 Masters of kinesiology, six Doctors of Science (Ph.D.), and four winners of Zagreb University’s Rector’s award. Up until now he has given over 50 oral presentations at international scientific and professional congresses held on five continents.

Alongside his engagement in research and university lecturing, Doctor Marković is extremely active in sports and the practice of rehabilitation. He founded the sports and rehabilitation centre Motus Melior in Zagreb and currently manages its operations. The rationale behind the Centre’s foundation was the idea to create an internationally acknowledged centre of excellence in the field of the optimisation of health, fitness and performance of athletes and the general population as well as in the field of the prevention and conservative rehabilitation of injuries and pain syndromes. He is a licenced acupuncturist. He has participated in over 60 expert seminars on osteopathy, kinesitherapy, sports medicine and sports training programmes. As a physical conditioning coach, therapist, or consultant, he has worked with individual athletes or teams of various sports like athletics, basketball, volleyball, football, taekwondo, tennis, rowing, water polo, ice hockey, table tennis, and others. Among many clients of the MM Centre there are also numerous great athletes from Croatia: Arijan Ademi, Filip Benković, Ivan Buljubašić, Borna Čorić, Junior Fernandes, Ana Konjuh, Filip Krovinović, Marin Leovac, Lovro Majer, Ivan Marcelić, Petra Martić, Damir Martin, Matej Mitrović, Mario Možnik, Dani Olmo, Mate Pavić, Sandra Perković, Bruno Petković, Ivan Raič, Luka Šebetić, El Arbi Hillel Soudani, Sandra Šarić, Filip Ude, Nataša Vezmar, Blanka Vlašić and others. During the season 2018/19, he worked with the GNK Dinamo first team as a coordinator of physical conditioning and rehabilitation of the top team of footballers. Besides his management function in the Motus Melior Centre, Doctor Marković every day performs osteopathic examinations and treatments for the general and athletic populations.

For the last two years, I have been successfully working with Professor Marković on regeneration, fitness and recovery from injuries and pain.

Bruno Petković, football player (GNK Dinamo and U21 Croatian national football team)

Working with Professor Goran Marković was exceptional - fast, high quality and efficient. We can be proud to have such an expert at our side.

Sandra Perković, discus thrower, winner of two gold medals at the Olympics

Professor Marković's knowledge and skill have greatly helped me to come back into the field as soon as possible after an injury or painful condition and in good physical state.

Arijan Ademi, football player (GNK Dinamo and Macedonian national football team)

Motus Melior has helped me numerous times in my career, both in the rehabilitation of injuries from which I came back even stronger, as well as in my conditional plan and nutrition and regeneration.

Luka Šebetić, handball player (Tremblay en France)

Thanks to the Motus Melior team, a back injury that jeopardized my career is behind me, and at the same time I improved the function of my hips and torso.

Damir Martin, rower, two-time silver medalist at the Olympics

Unfortunately, injuries are an integral part of professional sports. That is why it is important to have an expert team on your side, such as Professor Marković's.  The comfortable and beautiful atmosphere of Motus Melior, with its professional and expert staff, is a winning combination for a quick recovery.

Ivan Buljubašić, water poloist (Olympiacos CFP and the Croatian national water polo team)

I have been working with the Motus Melior Center and Professor Marković for 3 years. I am extremely pleased with the collaboration so far as they have helped me a lot in recovering from my injuries and improving my fitness. I look forward to continuing this collaboration in the future.

Filip Benković, football player (Lester City FC and U21 Croatian national football team)

On my manager's recommendation, two years ago I started working with Professor Marković and the Motus Melior Center in the field of injury prevention and treatment and conditioning. So far, I am extremely pleased with the cooperation.  I recommend them fully.

Matej Mitrović football player (Club Brugge KV and Croatian national football team)

Professor Marković is a person I place my trust in. I have been collaborating with the professor and the Motus Melior team for over 6 years, and this collaboration is gaining new dimensions every year.  This has greatly contributed to my professional sports development.

Filip Krovinović , football player (West Bromwich Albion FC)

I have been working with Professor Marković and the Motus Melior team for 5 years and it is with their help that I am where I am today.

Lovro Mayer, football player (GNK Dinamo and U21 Croatian national football team)

This project was co-financed by European Union from European Regional Development Fund. All material content is the sole responsibility of Motus Melior company.

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