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.
- Deep tissue manipulation
- Exercise prescription
- Dry needling
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
- 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, 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.
45 to 60 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.
MEET THE TEAM
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 a Myotherapy Association Australia (IRMA) Myotherapist. Kate also holds certification as a Clinical Pilates Instructor. Kate is passionate about Myotherapy and the benefits this holistic 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.
Kellie completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2010 at the Australian College of Massage. She then went on to complete her Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy) at NMIT and is a Myotherapy Association Australia (IRMA) accrediated Myotherapist. Kellie also holds a Diploma in Counselling through the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, majoring in Addictions Counselling, Family Counselling and Relationship Counselling and Conflict resolution. Having gained extensive experience alongside Chiropractors, Podiatrists and Exercise Physiologists, Kellie looks forward to furthering her career at Ballarat Myotherapy Clinic and is excited to treat the Ballarat region for their musculoskeletal conditions.
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 obtained her Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Clinical Myotherapy at the Southern School of Natural Therapies. She is a fully accredited as a Myotherapy Association Australia (IRMA) Clinical Myotherapist. Monique has a passion for Myotherapy as the physical therapy of choice in the treatment of muscular pain and connective tissues injuries. She believes that educating the patient is the beginning of health and wellbeing and as a positive people person, enjoys providing her patients with the utmost care and understanding.
Tim is a fully qualified Myotherapist and Sports Massage Therapist. He is a Certified Level 4 Oncology Massage Therapist and Level 2 qualified Decongestive Lymphatic Therapist (Casley-Smith).
After working in clinics throughout south east Melbourne focusing on rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury and dysfunction, Tim undertook further studies in order to provide safe alternatives and treatment for those with a history of, or undergoing, cancer treatment and associated complications including Lymphoedema and scar mobilisation.
Tim and his family made the move to Ballarat in 2013. He is an accredited practitioner with Ballarat Health Services, St. John of God Hospital Ballarat and Ballan District Health & Care, should clients require treatments during periods of hospitalisation.
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.
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.
Suzie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Ballarat Myotherapy with a background in Remedial Therapy. She has an infectious passion for a healthy and active lifestyle. Suzie is very excited to be part of the team at Ballarat Myotherapy and work within the energetic and professional environment that she feels it is a natural extension of her wholistic journey.