"I am a wellbeing guide (a default facilitator and self proclaimed curator), I help current, old and new patients and clients to explore and identify blockages, issues and obstacles by guiding them through our therapies, activities and resources to enhance their quality of life. Whether it is suggesting exercise and treatments, encouraging lifestyle upgrades and/or helping installing more positive habits. I join the dots and work behind the scene towards a more valuable, sustainable and intrinsic patient/practitioner experience."
Diego is our head fitness and exercise trainer, sports and neuromuscular practitioner and director at HQ.
Born and raised in Argentina, Diego studied a Bachelor of Law at Rosario University. Despite enjoying the subjects, he couldn't see himself being a lawyer for the rest of his life (no disrespect) and by the age of 22 he left Argentina for good, final destination unknown.
Having lived, worked and studied in Israel, Italy, Spain and the UK, he moved to NZ in 2010 to start his family with his lovely kiwi wife Christine.
His initial steps in Health and Fitness were in the so called "alternative or complementary" side, with Chinese medicine and Shiatsu at the MediSin Institute in Tel Aviv. He then continued with more western based disciplines such as anatomy, physiology and chiromassage in Barcelona, deep tissue, myofascial and neuromuscular techniques.
Later in London he completed further studies on Olympic level sports massage combined with fitness training and physical rehabilitation at St Margaret's University in London, among other relevant courses. Over the years he created an array of exercises programs that range from rehab, controlled basic movements to more intense, vigorous combinations using body weight and functional equipment, while his "massage" skills are known not to be for the faint hearted.
His approach of an integrative view of the individual patterns led to search for a collaboration model with other practitioners that brings a fresh dynamic to the traditional way of dealing with pain and symptoms. His vision of a community focused multidisciplinary practice was one of the catalysts for the creation of Health Quarters. He's been married to the beautiful and extremely patient Christine for 11 years now and is a proud dad to mischievous Seth and Dante.
He speaks 6 languages, all badly and with an accent. His eclectic musical taste and indecipherable sense of humour keeps getting him into trouble 'till present day.