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 musculoskeletal conditions.

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

Allow 45 to 60 minutes

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Extended Consultation

Over 30 minutes

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Standard Consultation

Up to 30 minutes

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Advanced Physical Assessment

60 minutes

Ballarat Myotherapy Practioners are registered for Private Health rebates and WorkSafe. We offer fee reduction for clients with a Health Care or Pension card.

MEET THE TEAM

Melissa Schoer

Melissa Schoer

Clinical Myotherapist

Ascot Street Clinic

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

Ascot Street Clinic

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.

Nic Moran

Nic Moran

Exercise Physiologist

Ascot Street Clinic – Beaufort Medical – On Track Gym – BADAC

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.

Mitch Murray

Exercise Scientist

Ascot Street Clinic – On Track Gym 

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. 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.

Genevieve Quan

Remedial Massage Therapist

Ascot Street Clinic

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.

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.

Lauren Martin

Remedial Massage Therapist

Ascot Street Clinic

Decreasing people’s pain and improving their performance is what Lauren strives to achieve with all her patients.

Lauren received her Remedial Massage qualification at Victoria University in 2016 and has worked with elite and sub-elite athletes since. Before joining Ballarat Myotherapy Lauren has worked as a sports trainer and massage therapist in the AFL and VFL. She is also currently the Massage Therapist for Netball Victoria’s State Pathway’s Program which has enabled her to travel interstate with the Victorian teams.  

Lauren has a particular interest in treating clients with issues arising from the neck, shoulder girdle, and hip girdle including the lower back. She also enjoys working with athletes, Lauren has been an avid footy fan her whole life and has been playing netball since she was 6 years old. Lauren has a passion for helping these patients with the understanding of the fundamentals for the movements required for both sports and any other sporting codes that she can apply her knowledge to.

To further compliment this Lauren has a keen interest in sports rehab including the body’s response and advice on exercise prescription.

Emma Nield

Podiatrist

Beaufort Medical Centre and Ascot Street Clinic

Emma is a fully qualified podiatrist with a Bachelor of Health Science/ Masters of Podiatric Practice and 3 years of clinical experience. She graduated from Latrobe University Bendigo in 2017 and since then has worked in multiple locations.

Emma initially started her career in Southwest Victoria. Working in Warrnambool, Port Fairy, and Hamilton. Then at the end of 2019 moved back to her hometown of Ballarat to continue with her work at Ballarat Myotherapy and Modern Medicine.

Emma’s passion within podiatry is assessment, prevention, and management of diabetic foot related health conditions, as well as education and prevention of other chronic foot issues. She really enjoys being able to help her patients to continue to be active, healthy, and have happy feet in order to do everything they want to and more.
Emmas’ personal interests include camping, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog Mia.

Kate Barklamb

Reception

After spending the majority of her adult life living overseas, Kate and her family are now calling Ballarat home, and are loving being back in Australia.

She has previously worked in a physiotherapy clinic, providing customer service, and helping run the day to day clinic operations.  She loves to help support the practitioners and watch patient’s health and wellbeing improve.

Playing sport and being active has always played important roles in her life.  Kate has competed in a variety of sports, in particular netball, tennis, and swimming. 

Kate’s interests include going to the gym, the arts, being creative, and reading.  

 

Jennifer Furneaux

Reception

Jennifer was born in the UK, moving to Ballarat in 2015 from Melbourne and joining us in September 2020. 

Jen job shares Reception duties with Kate, having previously worked at St John of God Hospital Ballarat within Primary Health.

Jen is very much a people-person and enjoys meeting and greeting you upon arrival at the clinic, keeping our office organised, and being a friendly voice on the phone.  Jen hopes to welcome you with ease and very much enjoys seeing our clients progress positively on their individual pain journeys. 

Jen lives on a small farm and is very passionate about horses; you will surely find her out on a trail ride on her days off or cooking up a storm in the kitchen!

 

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.

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

Josie

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

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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?

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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.

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info@ballaratmyotherapy.com.au
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