Dr John Marx
M.B.B.S (Melb), BSc (Hons)
Phlebologist (Varicose Veins)
Dr John Marx has been practicing sclerotherapy in Melbourne since 1992. In 1994 he was admitted to the Australasian Sclerotherapy Society as a full member. He specializes in treating all vein problems (Phlebology) with Injection Sclerotherapy, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, Endovenous Laser Therapy and Pressurization Therapy.
In 2006 he introduced Vibrating Needles into his sclerotherapy practice. By copying the mosquito’s precision technology, vibration has transformed the current conventional needle into a “high performance” needle. These vibrating “high performance” needles can now finally deliver the higher level of precision required for sclerotherapy, and with significantly less pain. Since 2006, Vibrating Needles have now been successfully used to treat over 9,000 sclerotherapy patients. He presented these results to the world phlebology conference in Boston, September, 2013.
In addition to his sclerotherapy practice, he has an Honours degree in Science, specialising in Exercise Physiology. His honour’s thesis was on Exercise-Induced Asthma. With this background he has more than 20 years’ clinical practice in sports medicine. In 1984 he was awarded his Diploma of Sports Medicine. During this period he has worked with many national and international teams and athletes, including the St. Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League. He worked at both the McKinnon Sports Medicine Clinic, and at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre. Tissue pressurization is a central feature of both Sports Medicine and Phlebology: - its role in improving venous function, and now its emerging role in sports performance enhancement. He delivered a research paper on "Sports Pressure Syndrome" to the Australian Sports Medicine Conference just before the Sydney Olympics in August 2000.