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
- Headaches & Migraines
- Arthritic and Joint pain
- Pre and post natal pain
- Restricted Movement and Inflexibility
- Injuries relating to sporting activity
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Client Education & Advice
Deep Tissue Manipulaiton
Structural & Funcitonal Taping
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
- 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?
45 to 60 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
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 is a qualified Clinical Myotherapist, former professional dancer, dance technician and trainer. He is passionate about helping people achieve their activity goals and is interested in a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions. On top of being naturally biased towards treating performers, neurology is a particular area of interest.
He has been lucky enough to perform with companies such at the Australian Ballet and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. His passion for rehabilitation derives from his own injury experience and finds musculoskeletal medicine a fascinating field.
He enjoys working with a variety of patients to help them achieve their activity and pain relief goals.
Amanda completed her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy, along with her Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Australian College of Fitness & Bodywork and is a member of Myotherapy Association Australia (MAA).
Amanda enjoys being able to assist people with muscular pain and postural dysfunctions with a variety of techniques including Myofascial Dry Needling, Myofascial Cupping, Muscle and Joint Energy Technique, Trigger Point Therapy combined with Soft or Deep Tissue Massage. Amanda also treats Pre and Post Natal Conditions, as well as children and young adolescents.
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.
After only 4 visits I have made so much progress. Thank you Kate for all you are doing for me.
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I would be lost without the care and knowledge the team have about the human body.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Mei has a passion for working with athletes and performers. She has a background in acute injury management and in the aerial arts industry, having been a sponsored pole athlete, movement (dance) instructor, and competition/performance coach to place-winners.
Mei completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage from Victoria University and is a registered sports trainer through Sports Medicine Australia and Goldfields AFL.
Her knowledge of specific clientele and varied conditions enables her to utilise appropriate massage techniques relative to training and event needs.
Mei welcomes all members of the community into her treatment space. She thrives on helping clients to manage demanding, high-stress lifestyles and reach their goals from Remedial Massage Therapy.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Lauren completed her Diploma of Sport (massage therapy) in 2004 at GATE in Geelong. She has since extended her knowledge into Pilates Instructing through Breathe Education, Melbourne in 2016.
As an educator in the Diploma of Massage between 2010-12, Lauren has a renewed appreciation for looking outside the box when implementing treatment and recovery, incorporating the use of bodywork and active recovery with Remedial Massage & Pilates.
Whilst primarily treating sports related injuries & chronic conditions, Lauren enjoys the ability to adapt her treatment to assist patients from all walks of life and age groups.
Modalities incorporated in Lauren’s treatment include Cupping, Dry Needling and trigger point therapy along with sports and Remedial massage.
Megan has over 25 years of staff and resource management within the retail sector, along with a successful track record in maximising business potential.
Megan is a motivated and process-driven planner and organiser, with great enthusiasm for building and nurturing strong customer connections, as well as analysing business needs to ensure the most successful outcomes.
Megan is very passionate about the benefits of Ballarat Myotherapy Clinic to the community and relishes the opportunity to utilise her diverse skills and energies to support the needs of all new and existing clients.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Sheryl has been working as a Massage Therapist for over 20 years. Her passion for massage, yoga and meditation inspired her to attain the following qualifications: 2003 Diploma in Remedial Massage in and Post Grad. Cert in Oriental Massage and Reiki. 2011 Diploma for Teaching Hatha Yoga and 2013 Mindfulness based Stillness Meditation Teacher. Most recently, Sheryl completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Progressive Yoga and Muscle Relaxation in 2017.
Sheryl has experience working alongside other allied health practitioners in the field of Osteopathy and Physiotherapy. She draws on her wealth of experience and is guided intuitively to personalise and provide the best treatment outcome for her client. Her holistic approach is a fusion of Remedial, Relaxation and Breath-work techniques. Energy balancing techniques by way of percussion, acupressure points and cupping can assist the “flow of chi”. Sheryl incorporates the use of Essential oil, herbal and magnesium creams to further enhance the healing and relaxation process.
Glyn graduated from the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy (MIMT) in 2011 with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy and is a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT).
Since completing his studies he has developed a range of experience treating clients within physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic clinics in Melbourne, including treating elite athletes at the Geelong Football Club.
Glyn is currently furthering his studies in Biomedical science at Federation University, in addition to providing his valuable skills to the Ballarat Myotherapy Clinic.
423 Ascot Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350
Phone 03 5331 3060
Ballarat Myotherapy Clinic
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 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.
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.
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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.
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.
423 Ascot Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350
03 5331 3060