We provide optimal care and management for muscle dysfunction. Specialising in manual therapy we are able to diagnose clients and treat their musculoskeletal conditions.


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


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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


  • Client Education & Advice

  • Deep Tissue Manipulaiton

  • Dry Needing

  • Cupping

  • Structural & Functional Taping

  • Exercise Prescription

  • Home Management Plan

  • Pregnancy Myotherapy

How does a Myotherapist 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?



Initial Consultation



30 Minutes



45 Minutes



60 Minutes


After-work hours and weekend appointments are available

Please note: Specialty appointments such as perinatal, include a small additional fee. Fees are updated annually on July 1st every year.


Arielle Maddern

Arielle Maddern


Arielle has always enjoyed working and collaborating with people and made the move to Myotherapy to better help her community take an active role in their health.
Arielle has in-depth knowledge regarding assessments and benefits of different treatment techniques and believes that client-centred care, addressing the cause of the pain, is the best way to treat the symptoms. She is passionate about pain reduction techniques and assisting her patients to reach their goals and get the most out of life.

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Outside of the clinic, you can find Arielle enjoying outdoor adventures, baking up a storm, and reading whatever books she can get her hands on.

Ebony Hamilton

Ebony Hamilton

Myotherapist & Perinatal

Ebony has experience in both chronic and acute conditions but is most passionate about creating a unique experience and an evidence-based, safe, holistic approach in healthcare for expecting mothers.

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Her aim is to ensure new mothers are staying pain-free through their journey knowing that they are supported in their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, to fully experience the joy and fulfilment of motherhood.

Genevieve Quan

Genevieve Quan


Coming from a background of nearly 15 years in the health and fitness profession. Genevieve’s interest in personal wellbeing comes from many years of working in the industry, playing and competing in sports, exercise and managing pain and injuries.

Genevieve’s philosophy on life is to have a fantastic quality of life with lots of fun and adventure and to build upon the experiences to become the best version of you.


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After qualifying as a personal trainer back in 2006, G felt like she needed and wanted to give more to her clients and decided to take a course in remedial massage therapy. G is currently studying myotherapy and will complete it this year. 

Before joining Ballarat Myotherapy & Exercise Physiology, G worked full time in sales for the last 14 years in the health and wellness industry whilst treating and training people in her spare time. Her biggest drawcard to finally crossover into the field of allied health full time is due to her own personal injuries and pains. G’s greatest passion is to help educate and show people how they can take back control of their life when it comes to chronic pain. 

In her downtime you will find G enjoying the great outdoors, swinging kettlebells, renovating the house, and training to master her next goal in strength and fitness. Her current goal to complete 10 wall handstand push-ups.

Ash Calleja

Ash Calleja

Remedial Massage Therapist

Ashleigh is a qualified remedial massage therapist and personal trainer who specialises in delivering manual therapy and exercise prescription to help performers and athletes to operate at their peak performance potential.
Ashleigh has been involved in the health and fitness industry since 2015, working across a variety of gym settings as well as directly within performance troupes. This has allowed her to have abundant experience working with athletes, performers and the general population to achieve their goals, freedom of movement and their full athletic potential.
Ashleigh takes a holistic approach by using a mixture of manual therapy and exercise prescription to allow her to achieve the best results for her clients both in and out of the massage clinic.

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Ashleigh has a particular passion for working with athletes and performers due to her experience working as circus performer. This experience as an athlete allows her to understand the physical and psychological demands of high level training which ensures that her clients receive a treatment relevant to their sporting goals. It has provided her with a particular insight for working with individuals who are required to work through extreme ranges of motion or suffer from hypermobility.
In her spare time, you will find Ashleigh hanging upside down on anything she possibly can, training at the gym, playing with her puppy or having adventures on the other side of the world.

Sam Balson

Sam Balson


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.

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Before joining the Ballarat Myotherapy, Sam 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.

Thea Hinchliffe

Thea Hinchliffe

Remedial Massage Therapist

Thea is passionate about helping people improve their health. 

Her background includes studying Exercise and Sport Science and working as an Independent Health Coach.

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As a keen runner and netballer, Thea came to the massage industry after experiencing muscular problems over the years and is looking forward to building her skills further with the team here at the clinic. Passionate about all things running and netball, she is looking forward to treating people with similar issues. 

In her free time, you will find her reading with endless cups of tea, or cutting laps of Lake Wendouree.

Mitch Murray

Mitch Murray

Exercise Physiologist

Mitch joins the team with over 10 years of experience in areas of strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, youth development, athletic development and performance, and more specifically lower limb rehabilitation. 

Growing up in Alice Springs NT, he moved to Ballarat in 2010 in pursuit of University and AFL coaching opportunities.

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Since then he has stayed and made Ballarat his new home as opportunities have arisen. As a junior sportsman, Mitch participated in baseball, athletes track events, beach volleyball, and Australian rules football at both state and national levels. Now into his late 20’s he has retired from impact sports and enjoys competing in regional cross country running events and the adventurous Sunday long run.  

When he isn’t getting lost in Creswick Forrest his own time is spent with this young family. He has also made use of these DIY skills during 2020 with major projects around the house. 

Hopefully get travel to South Africa, Italy, Europe when possible.

Jayde Jones-Birse

Jayde Jones-Birse


Jayde is a born and bred Ballarat local and found Ballarat Myotherapy through VET placement, which she Duxed.

Jayde loves spending time with her family and taking her three golden retrievers on a walk.

A massive thanks for all that you’ve helped me with. Such a friendly and happy team that I’ve enjoyed working with. 


After only 4 visits I have made so much progress. Thank you Arielle 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


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Perinatal Myotherapy & Pregnancy Massage

We focus on detailed evidence-based assessment, treatment and holistic management of pregnancy & postpartum related musculoskeletal issues.


We provide a highly-effective, safe, evidence-based care and education around common perinatal health issues. Myotherapy is a holistic method of increasing comfort and support for soon-to-be and new parents.

Using hands-on treatment, exercises and education, we aim to resolve any muscle, joint and nerve pain involved in and after preganacy.

We provide an important link between the treating medical team and physical therapy supports, identifying potential issues between check-ups while empowering women through their term. We value a passion for passing on knowledge, building a compassionate community with an awareness of the fundamental necessity that Mum’s need care too.




With over 10 years of perinatal myotherapy & massage experience, we can help with:


  • Back and neck pain
  • Pelvic Girdle pain
  • De Quervain’s Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Joint pain (wrists, knees, ankles etc)
  • Abdominal separation and muscle weakness
  • Advice on safe exercise through pregnancy and after giving birth
  • Return to activity advice (walking, running, gym etc)
  • Active birth skills and preparation for labour

Great people who know their stuff. I couldn’t do without Sam.

- Peter

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


423 Ascot Street South
Ballarat VIC 3350
Phone 03 5331 3060

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