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.


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


  • Deep tissue manipulation
  • Exercise prescription
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping
  • TENS therapy

How does a Myotherapist treat?

A Myotherapist’s treatment tools include all those of a remedial therapist, as well as introducing a number of further treatment modalities, such as:

  • Deep tissue manipulative techniques
  • Myofascial Dry needling
  • Cupping
  • Myofascial stretching
  • Functional taping
  • Electrical muscle simulation (TENS)
  • 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, the Myotherapist can identify abnormalities in muscles and connective tissues. This knowledge helps to determine the therapeutic techniques to be used in treatment.

The appropriate use of education strategies is also important to engage patients in the recovery process, and assist in the prevention of future injuries. Patient management and practice management principles are an equally important aspect of working as a Myotherapist.

What to expect from a Myotherapist during and after a consultation?



Initial Consultation

45 to 60 minutes


Extended Consultation

60 minutes


Standard Consultation

45 minutes


Brief Consultation

30 minutes

We offer concession discount to Health Care Card Holders, Pensioners and full time students Ballarat Myotherapy Practioners are registered for Private Health rebates and are approved for WorkCover.


Kate Hawkes (Hassell)

Kate Hawkes (Hassell)

Myotherapist & Clinic Owner

Kate completed her three year Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT university in 2004 and is fully accredited as an I.R.M.A Myotherapist. Shortly after graduating Kate attained certification as a Clinical Pilates Instructor through Dance Medicine Australia.

Kate is passionate about Myotherapy and the benefits this relatively new form of therapy can provide to her patients. Her dedication to patient health care has led to ongoing professional development, in particular further studies into the treatment and management of neck pain and dysfunction and associated headache, jaw (TMJ) pain & (TMJ) dysfunction.

Glyn Kilpatrick

Glyn Kilpatrick


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.

Monique Lander

Monique Lander


Monique obtained her Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Clinical Myotherapy at the Southern School of Natural Therapies in 2015. She is currently studying Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine.

Monique believes in treating each individual’s pain presentation as unique and personal. She believes that no two people ever experience pain the same way, leading her to create distinctive pain management plans based on the biological, social and environmental factors.

Monique believes strongly in looking for the cause of her patients pain rather than simply treating the symptoms. If the patients can understand what is causing the pain in the first place the treatment and management will flourish.

James Maher

James Maher


James studied Myotherapy and Remedial massage at RMIT. His treatments utlise a range of modalities, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretching, cupping, myofacial dry needling, sports massage, as well as both deep tissue and remedial massage. His goal is to positively impact your current state by aiming to eliminate pain and restore a normal range of motion, so that you can be back to your everyday activities in no time.

James has always been passionate about sports, health and fitness. He maintains a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally and looks forward to helping his clients feel better by working with them to reach their goals towards optimal health.

Amanda Hines

Amanda Hines


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.

Lauren Lavery

Lauren Lavery

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 Strange

Megan Strange

Practice Manager

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.

Valerie Matthews

Valerie Matthews


Valerie is committed to providing a high level of client service, along with a caring approach and is thrilled to be part of the Ballarat Myotherapy Clinic.

Her background in an office based environment and processes, cements her knowledge and expertise in customer relationships.

Valerie brings 20 years of experience in retail banking and human resources and has a keen interest in health and wellbeing.


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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


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423 Ascot Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350
Phone 03 5331 3060

Ballarat Myotherapy Clinic