TELEHEALTH CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE DURING TEMPORARY CLINIC CLOSURE

In the interest of public health we have temporarily closed our clinic and will be providing online consultations via TeleHealth at a reduced rate.

For further information about this service please call 03 5331 3060.

 

WELCOME TO BALLARAT MYOTHERAPY CLINIC

We provide optimal care and management for muscle dysfunction. Specialising in manual therapy we are able to diagnose clients and treat their muscular and connective tissue injuries.

WHAT IS MYOTHERAPY?

Myotherapy is the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of many forms of muscle pain and related soft tissue injuries and conditions.

Myotherapy is a highly-effective, holistic approach to rehabilitation and pain management.

Acute sporting or occupational injuries and postural conditions are common complaints that benefit from Myotherapy care. It can also be used for pain management of chronic musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders, in addition to pain associated with muscular overuse, misuse or disuse, as well as helping to prevent injury.

The highly trained and educated Myotherapy practitioners use hands-on therapy to treat a wide range of muscular pain including:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Hip & Sciatic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Arthritic and Joint pain
  • Pre and post natal pain
  • Restricted Movement and Inflexibility
  • Injuries relating to sporting activity

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

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Great people who know their stuff. I couldn’t do without Kate.
- Peter

Fantastic place to go to get all of your muscle problems sorted. Highly recommended.
- Jeremy

SERVICES

  • Client Education & Advice

  • Deep Tissue Manipulaiton

  • Dry Needing

  • Cupping

  • Structural & Funcitonal Taping

  • Exercise Prescription

  • Home Management Plan

How does a Myotherapist and Remedial Massage Therapist work?

Our therapists use a combination of treatment tools and client education to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.

Some of which include:

  • Deep tissue manipulative techniques
  • Myofascial Dry needling
  • Cupping
  • Myofascial stretching
  • Functional taping
  • Thermal therapy
  • Therapeutic, prescriptive and corrective exercises
  • Nutritional education

One of the keys to effective treatment is the assessment skill of the practitioner. Using a combination of tactile skill, anatomical knowledge and clinical understanding, our therapists can identify abnormalities in muscular and connective tissues. This knowledge helps determine the therapeutic techniques to be used within each treatment.

The appropriate use of education strategies is crutial to engage patients in the recovery process, and assist in the prevention of future injuries.

Exceptional patient management and principles are an important aspect of working as a practitioner within the Ballarat Myotherapy Clinic team.

What to expect from our services before, during and after your consultation?

CONSULTATIONS

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Initial Consultation

45 to 60 minutes

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Extended Consultation

60 minutes

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Standard Consultation

45 minutes

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Brief Consultation

30 minutes

Ballarat Myotherapy Practioners are registered for Private Health rebates and WorkSafe. We offer fee reduction for clients with a Health Care card, Pension and Full-time Students. 

MEET THE TEAM

Melissa Schoer

Melissa Schoer

Clinical Myotherapist

Mel has interests in chronic pain conditions and sports injuries. Her aim is to reduce pain, improve function and take individualised care with every patient to ensure ongoing resolution of her patient’s condition. Mel ensures each individual understands their condition and what they need to do with clarity.

Mel has competed in a range of sports, primarily Calisthenics, from the age of 5 to an elite level. It is from this that she developed an interest in musculoskeletal conditions especially in performing artists. She has also worked in AFL, rugby, netball and soccer and is knowledgeable in all aspects of sporting rehabilitation.

The treatment of chronic pain is of special interest to Mel. She uses a clinically wholistic approach of healthcare to assist in improving function and pain levels. She finds the journey she takes with these clients very rewarding and empowering.

Sam Balson

Sam Balson

Clinical Myotherapist

Sam is passionate about helping people achieve their activity, movement and pain relief goals.

Sam is interested in a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions from sporting injuries to those with pain ongoing for a long time. On top of being naturally biased towards treating performers due to being a former professional ballet dancer –  neurology, hip pain and shoulder pain are of particular interest.

Before joining the Ballarat Myotherapy & Exercise Physiology team, he worked with the Australian Ballet and professional music theatre companies, as well as sporting teams such as the Richmond AFL team and the Melbourne Victory (A-League). His passion for rehabilitation derives from his own injury experience and finds musculoskeletal medicine a fascinating field.

Sam enjoys working with all people to help them achieve their activity and pain relief goals.

Eliza Fletcher

Eliza Fletcher

Reception

Eliza brings over 8 years of service experience to clinic having worked in the Day Spa industry as a beauty and massage therapist.

Her wealth of knowledge and experience enable her to deliver exceptional customer care, as well as exceptional support to our practitioners as an integral member of the administration team.

Eliza is passionate to support individuals on their health & wellbeing journey, and is committed to providing outstanding customer service experiences within the clinic.

Nic Moran

Nic Moran

Exercise Physiologist

Nic is a true sportsman at heart with a passion for helping people of any level of fitness to improve their ability. He possesses the skills to assist those wanting to increase athletic performance or wanting to make everyday tasks easier. He is excited by discovering better and innovating concepts of exercise prescription and applying them to best suit the needs of our clients.

Nic gained extensive knowledge and experience through hands-on experience working within gym and hospital settings. Nic enjoys working with several conditions including a keen interest for back and hip pathologies in addition to diabetes management, mental health, chronic pain and cancer.

Competing as an elite rower led to further training and testing with the Victoria Institute of Sport. This experience facilitated his fascination for sports science and exercise physiology; Nic was intrigued by how the body worked and had a desire to learn more, he wanted to know how to get the best out of his body efficiently. Nic enjoys living an active lifestyle, keeping busy and travelling whenever possible. With a keen passion in many sports, he still trains and plays for Football, Rowing, Brazil Ju-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Mixed Netball.

Stacey Ciccarelli

Stacey Ciccarelli

Remedial Massage Therapist

Stacey is a Qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with extensive experience in both day spa and clinical settings.

Her knowledge and approach are all centered around treating and assessing the body as whole, while focusing on each client as an individual.
Stacey’s main passion is Pregnancy and Lymphatic Drainage Massage, assisting those with multiple conditions, including muscle and joint pain experienced during pregnancy, running injuries and oedema.

Alex

Alex

Reception

When Alex isn’t helping us at the clinic, she is busy looking after her daughter. Alex has a long history of working in the medical field and loves helping our clients on the front desk.

I cannot praise them high enough for the help they have given me, and always with a smile.
- Neil

After only 4 visits I have made so much progress. Thank you Kate for all you are doing for me.

– Jenny

I would be lost without the care and knowledge the team have about the human body.

– Neil

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

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CONTACT US

423 Ascot Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350
Phone 03 5331 3060
info@ballaratmyotherapy.com.au

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Privacy Policy

Ballarat Myotherapy Clinic is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.

We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.

A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.

This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including [interviews, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website www.ballaratmyotherapy.com.au] and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.

We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.

When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.

Sensitive Information

Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.

Sensitive information will be used by us only:

  • For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
  • For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
  • With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.

Third Parties

Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:

  • Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
  • Where required or authorised by law.

Security of Personal Information

Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.

When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

Access to your Personal Information

You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.

Ballarat Myotherapy Clinic will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.

In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information

It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

Policy Updates

This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.

Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries

If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us at:
423 Ascot Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350
info@ballaratmyotherapy.com.au
03 5331 3060