Myotherapy is a form of physical ‘hands on’ therapy used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement. The philosophy of myotherapy is founded on Western medical principles including anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Techniques include massage, stretching, cupping and myofascial dry needling.
Myotherapists have a deeper understanding of the body, anatomy and physiology undertaking an initial three-four years of study plus ongoing courses. The aim of myotherapy is to find the cause of your symptoms rather than to just treat the problem.
Your appointment will begin with the Myotherapist asking you some questions about you and the reason you have come in for treatment. They will then ask you to perform a few basic tests so they have a thorough understanding of your body and where your stiffness, tension, stress or tension is originating.
Following this assessment your therapist will begin treatment which may involve massage, joint mobilisation, cupping, dry needling and stretching. If you do not wish to receive a particular treatment please speak with your therapist. It is common that some patients do not wish to receive particular techniques, for example, dry needling.
– Referrals (not necessary)
– X-rays or Scans and reports
– If being treated under WorkCover, please bring along your claim details.
– Comfortable, loose clothing
– Expect to uncover the area to be treated (and surrounding areas)
– You may wish to wear a singlet if being treated for neck or back pain.
Jennifer Robson (nee Jennifer Dwyer) completed her four year Bachelor of Health Science, Clinical Myotherapy in 2012. Jenny has a wide variety of treatment methods including deep tissue massage, soft tissue massage, dry needling, cupping, joint mobilisation, stretching, postural correction and advice. Jenny enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and complaints including post sporting soreness, postural aches and pains, headaches, stiffness caused by repetitive tasks and general tightness. Her special interests lay in the treatment of pregnant and postnatal women, neck pain and chronic pain. You will also see Jenny behind the desk, working part time as one of our helpful clinic receptionists.
Having lived in the Casey-Cardinia area all of her life, Jenny has been involved in many local sports including gymnastics, netball, basketball and athletics. Her passion is with gymnastics, having been a gymnast for 7 years of her childhood, then retiring to coach children for the past 12 years at Berwick Leisure Centre.
Jenny has spent a full year treating elite Olympic hopeful gymnasts at the Women’s High Performance Centre. She has also spent a year working alongside physiotherapists treating and creating rehabilitation programs for circus performers at the National Institute of Circus Arts.
Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy
Member of Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia
Pre-natal Manual Therapy
Soft Tissue Therapy Congress 2014
Rocktape Kinesiology Taping
Kaleisha joined the team at Cardinia Physio and Fitness in 2015 whilst completing her Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy at the Southern School of Natural Therapys. Kaleisha has a wide variety of treatment methods including deep tissue massage, remedial massage, soft tissue massage, dry needling, cupping, joint mobilisation, stretching, postural correction and advice.
Kaleisha enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and complaints including post sporting soreness, postural aches and pains, stiffness caused by repetitive tasks and general tightness. Her special interests lay in the treatment of pregnant and postnatal women, headaches, acute injuries and chronic pain. She hopes to complete her baby massage course in the near future.
Kaleisha’s experience as a Myotherapist has involved working with the Casey Scorpions VFL Club, Pakenham Football Club, numerous clinical placements and is currently working with the Beaconsfield Football Club.
Bachelor Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy
Member of ANTA
AFL Victoria Country Trainers Accreditation
Prenatal Manual Therapy
Labour, Exercise and Postnatal Education for Manual Therapists
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