About The SMART Centre
In 2014, The SMART Centre was established as a clinic to provide high level soft tissue therapy by Vince Cosentini in Canberra.
At The SMART Centre we have a team of therapists who can tailor a treatment specific to your requirements 7 days a week.
Leaders in massage therapy
At The SMART Centre you’ll receive a one-on-one assessment from a qualified massage therapist, experienced in deep tissue and remedial treatments. With every massage session you can be assured that you will receive the very best treatment outcome.
Vince has been a practicing massage therapist since 2001.
He developed and refined his expertise during his time employed by the Australian Institute of Sport between 2005-2018. During his time there, he gained valuable experience on the ideal way to assess, treat and manage injuries whether being sporting or occupational.
Vince has years of experience treating Australia’s very best athletes at major competitions including Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championships.
He is currently the Massage Therapist with the Men’s National Football Team (Socceroos).
He has been granted the title of ‘Advanced Therapist’ with the Massage and Myotherapy Australia Association.
Away from his clinic, he has been an educator in the field of massage therapy for the past 8 years where he runs workshops within Australia but also internationally.
He has been elected to the National Board of Directors for the Massage and Myotherapy Australia Association and is in his second consecutive term.
Vince’s interest lie in many fields especially dealing with athletes all of sports but he also has a strong focus on all types of back and neck pain resulting from poor occupational mechanics/posture.
Experience at major events
Vince has provided his massage therapy expertise at the following major events:
2007 AIBA Amateur Boxing World Championships
2009 AIBA Amateur Boxing World Championships
2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games
2011 AIBA Amateur Boxing World Championships
2011 ICF Canoe World Championships
2012 London Olympic Games
2013 AIBA Amateur Boxing World Championships
2014 Boxing Australia Commonwealth Games Preparation tour Belfast and Glasgow
2015 FINA World Championships
2015 U17 FIFA Football World Cup
2016 Rio Olympic Games
- 2017 Cricket Australia Womens Ashes Campaign
- 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
He moved to the Australian Institute of Sport in 2010 on scholarship and held that until the end of the athletics program in 2014. Athletics has been his main focus for the past decade and still loves it. He started well, achieving 5th place in the T13 (vision impaired class) at the 2011 IPC World Championships, and was then selected for the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
Since then, he has changed events from the 800m to 1500m in preparation for Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020.
Asides from athletics, Sam has completed a Cert IV in Massage Therapy and is due to finish his diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy at the end of 2018 which has been a long time coming as he has been studying part time, balancing it with his athletics career. Sam is really keen to start applying his learning to a greater population of clients to help them achieve their goals.
Sam is excited to be a part of the professional team at The SMART Centre as a massage therapist, and with his skills he will be able to provide clients with an opportunity to relax, de-stress and recharge.
Sam’s areas of interest are:
Stress Related Relief
Prior to completing his massage qualification at Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), he commenced a Bachelor of Coaching Science at the University of Canberra but after 2 and 1/2 years he felt drawn to the physical therapies side of sport and from that into physical therapy in general.
His sporting interests have been based around my previous involvement in Football and Cycling but now he is a keen Mountain Runner where he has represented Australia at World Championships in 2017 and 2018.
He currently use a combination of dry needling, massage therapy and education to achieve results and alleviate symptoms.
His interests are helping clients with running Injuries and office Related Injuries related from poor postural habits.