Executive Team | Greg Mackenzie
Greg was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He was raised on a farm in the midlands of Natal, riding horses and was competitive in showjumping, cross country and Dressage. He graduated from Hilton College where he also played rugby, cricket and ran track. He then went on to study for his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Stellenbosh, near Cape Town and thereafter his Master’s of Sports Science at the University of Natal, Durban.
Greg owned and operated a Sports Medicine clinic, Kings Park Sports Medicine Centre, in South Africa for 14 years. Greg also spent many of these years as the official Physical Therapist and Trainer for the Natal Sharks Rugby team and the international Springbok Sevens Rugby team. He traveled extensively all over the world, including multiple trips to New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Paris, London, Dubai, Malaysia, Fiji and also many South American countries including Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. He brings to Xcel a wealth of orthopedic, manual and sports physical therapy experience.
After moving to the USA permanently and becoming a US citizen, he gained much experience working in various clinics and hospitals in the greater Dayton area and Indiana. Xcel Sports Medicine was established in 2006, with the core principle being the ‘hands-on’ approach to PT which defines the philosophy of the clinic. This is the fundamental basis of the clinic’s approach to the management of orthopedic, and sports injuries that constitute the bulk of the patient population at the clinic.
An avid marathon runner, Greg has run in many area races, including the New York, Columbus, Cincinnati Flying Pig, Air Force, and Boston Marathons and he has run the 56 mile Comrades in South Africa 8 times. He enjoys sharing the benefits of this sport with as many people as possible. Greg is married to Celeste, a master Pilates instructor and owner of Peak Personal Pilates. They have 2 grown children; Brett, a graduate of the University of Louisville and competitive swimmer and Sarah, an NYU graduate currently pursuing a career in the arts in New York City.