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    You can now book online for more than just Myotherapy through my online booking page!!My new clinic at Balanced Life Health Care in Ferntree Gully offers Myotherapy, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic and Naturopathy - all under one roof! Whats even better is that when you book appointments with 2 or more practitioners on the same day, we give you 20% off all your treatments!Our fantastic Chiropractor Dr Nathan Petridis and I offer a great Chiro/Myo bundle deal - a half hou [...]

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  • 09/20/17--21:20: What is myotherapy?
  • What Is Myotherapy? Your Questions Answered  A common question I hear from clients and friends is: 'what IS myotherapy?' Many people think it's just massage. Others might be confused about the difference between myotherapy and other physical therapies. So today, I thought I'd share a little about what it is I do. What is myotherapy?Myotherapy means 'muscle therapy'. Simply put, it's about treating the muscles to restore function and optimise the health of each muscle. There's also tre [...]

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    ​If you've never seen a myotherapist before, it can be intimidating to go into your first appointment! But I promise I don't bite. If you're not sure what to expect, let's have a look at what you need to know about your myotherapy appointment. Your First Myotherapy AppointmentFirstly, you'll find your way up to the clinic. Once I greet you in the waiting room, I'll ask you to fill out a form about your health history. In order to personalise your care, I'll need to know about any c [...]

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    Some therapists only offer one option for follow-up consultations. But I found that my clients had different needs. So I decided to offer 4 different options for follow-ups. But how do you know which myotherapy treatment suits your needs? Let's have a look at what they are, and who they suit. Myotherapy Treatment Options Initial appointment The initial appointment is just what it sounds like! It's your introduction to the world of Simple Wellness Myotherapy, and myself of course.&nb [...]

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    Do you experience post-exercise soreness? Does DOMS get you down? Our muscles can only do so much before they need a bit of TLC. But today, I'm going to give you some tips on how to reduce the aches and pains caused by exercise. .1. Stretch It OutStretching helps to relax muscles that are tight from exercise. Remember: stretches are best done when you're still warm – so use it as an exercise cool-down. You may also stretch during gentle exercise such as yoga.Major muscle groups to [...]

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    Many therapists want you coming back time and time again forever. Not me! If there's something I can get you doing at home to help, I let you know. That's why I stock a few of my favourite at-home care tools in the clinic. By using these, you can help to take care of your own muscles each and every day.​The Best At-Home Care Tools The tool: Spiky ballIf you've been into my clinic room, you've seen these scary-looking little balls hiding in the corner! But they are actually my numbe [...]

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  • 11/08/17--12:58: Why Pain Doesn't Equal Gain
  • ​Is myotherapy painful if it's done 'right'? Should massage hurt in order to be effective? These are the sorts of things I get asked all the time. As a practitioner with a strong interest in the world of chronic pain, I get very passionate about this topic. So apologies for the rant ahead! The myth Somewhere along the line, people started to equate pain and gain. It's in the workplace, in the gym, and now even on the treatment table. There are many who think a 'good' massage o [...]

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    This is one of those questions I get asked really often.Myotherapy is still a fairly new term in the health world, its been picking up in popularity in Australia over the last 15 years or so.My path into Myotherapy began in Remedial Massage, and I see a lot of similarities between the two modalities, as well as the differences. The Similarities Both are hands on physical treatments that move and manipulate soft tissue to relieve pain.Techniques used by both Myotherapists and Remedial Ma [...]

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    Good news, ahm Health Insurance members!After the dramas of moving clinic, ahm Health Insurance have got my provider registration reconnected to the HICAPS machine!!That means that you can get your rebates on the spot for your Myotherapy or Remedial Massage treatment. I think that's now all the health funds back up and running! What a relief!! [...]

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    Recently, more clients have been telling me they’ve experienced pain or discomfort in the wrist area. They come from all walks of life – mums, office workers, self-employed or even retired clients. Although there are many different causes of pain in the wrist area, many improve using one little trick I use Why wrist pain occursWrist pain can be all too common these days. Many of us use computers and smartphones that can increase the chance of wrist strain.However, there are o [...]

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    The human body is complex – pain isn’t always where we think it is. With referred pain, we feel pain in one spot, but the actual issue is somewhere else. One of the most common spots that can cause referred pain is the neck. Let’s have a look at why your neck might be the source of some of the pain you feel. Why the neck impacts so muchSo why is the neck capable of causing referred pain? A lot of what it comes down to is that the neck is part of the spine, which is wher [...]

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  • 12/19/17--05:00: Are your shoes hurting you?
  • As we get into the party season over summer, you’ll be wearing heels and thongs instead of runners. But if you find that you start to get more aches and pains, your shoe choice might be to blame. How shoes affect postureThe way that our feet hit the ground when we move has a massive impact on the joints and muscles of the body. And that means it affects our posture.When we wear heels, for example, our bodies tilt forward. The body tries to compensate in response, but the muscles an [...]

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  • 12/23/17--05:00: Christmas Clinic Hours
  • Merry Christmas!What a year 2017 has been!!I'm lucky enough to be taking 2 weeks off for the end of year break.Christmas Clinic HoursSimple Wellness Myotherapy is closed from Dec 23rd-Jan 7th.Back to normal clinic hours from Monday 8th January 2018!Do you need to see someone urgently? Dr Nathan Petridis, our Chiropractor at Balanced Life Health Care, will be available for chiropractic appointments all throughout the Christmas break (except for the public holidays!) Book a time with him th [...]

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    If there’s one resolution to make in the New Year, it’s to boost your self-care. To help you do just that, I’ve asked two of my fellow practitioners to share their tips, as well as a couple of my own.Self-care is an ongoing journey. But by taking small steps each day, you can feel better. Sam’s Top Tips For Self-CareGet to know what you’re eating, and how it makes you feel. Diet is an incredibly individual factor in wellbeing. So record what you eat, and how [...]

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    It’s a new year, and that means we’re all ready to get healthier. But did you know that myotherapy can help you to achieve some of your goals? Let’s look at why regular myotherapy might be a good addition to your New Year’s Resolutions. Myotherapy aids in recovery from exercise A lot of people hit the gym or sign up with a personal trainer in the New Year. Unfortunately, you can start off with a lot of enthusiasm – and that means a lot of pain during recover [...]

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    You might love your myotherapy sessions – in fact, I hope you do! But I never pretend that myotherapy is the be-all and end-all of healthcare. I’m an advocate for a holistic approach to your health. So today, I wanted to share some reasons why combining myotherapy with other therapies can help you to be your healthiest self. Combining therapies helps identify problem areasI’m trained to spot health conditions related to the muscles, joints and bones. But other therapist [...]

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  • 01/16/18--22:18: Taping for Pain and Injuries
  • ​Taping – The Whys And HowsOne of the coolest tools for supporting your muscles (or at least I think it’s cool!) is taping.Let’s have a look at what taping is, what it can help, and if it’s right for you. What is taping?Put simply, taping is when we use a specially designed tape to support your muscles and/or joints. It’s not a treatment to use in place of your healthcare practitioner. But it is a tool that we use to help support your body between trea [...]

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    There is a myth that I need to clear up. Sometimes, when you have chronic pain or a health condition, you’ll be diagnosed as ‘mild’. This might make you feel like your pain experience doesn’t match your diagnosis! So I want to explain the problem here. Why you might be classified as ‘mild’ From a medical perspective, you might be classified as mild. Health practitioners don’t diagnose you off your experience, because we can’t really measure [...]