Sally Mason – Myotherapist *

Sally is a qualified and experienced Myotherapist located in Eltham, and also in Ivanhoe at Australian Sports Physiotherapy. She started her interest in massage studies in 1998 and holds an Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy), Certificate of Sports Massage, Certificate of Oriental Massage, Certificate of Pregnancy Massage, and Sports Trainer level 1 certificate. Sally teaches subjects in the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at Melbourne Institute of Massage and Myotherapy (MIMT) in Heidelberg. Her further professional development is centred around pain management, neuro-plasticity, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome/hypermobility spectrum disorder, and functional and efficient movement (‘JEMS’).  Sally works at sports events such as the Melbourne Marathon, the Australian Open, Tennis Australia Junior showdown tournament and has also supported state netball tournaments.  She volunteers as Medic/sports trainer Coordinator at Diamond Creek Womens Football Club.

Sally has a special interest in hip pain management and has completed additional training in post hip arthroscopy rehabilitation.  She assists clients to overcome and/or manage pain, tension headaches, and most soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) injuries.  Every treatment is customised.  Sally has a wide and varied network of trusted professionals she is able to refer clients to.  Referrals can be taken from any other health professionals.

Sally encourages ongoing communication with other treating practitioners, as often a multi-faceted approach is needed to address a particular condition.  She is registered with Massage and Myotherapy Australia and continually participates in workshops and online discussion forums to further her knowledge.  Sally works in the clinic three days a week, limited bookings are available.  Text requests are preferred for referrals, urgent bookings or to wait list.

 

Simone Tunzi – Myotherapist *

Strive myotherapy, SimoneSimone is an experienced Myotherapist and has been in the health and fitness industry since 2005. She has seen clients from teens to 90+ years working as a personal trainer at Ivanhoe Aquatic, and continues to treat all ages. After a serious cycling accident in 2010, Simone became interested in injury rehabilitation. She obtained her Diploma of Remedial massage from Melbourne Institute of Massage and Myotherapy (MIMT) which complimented her additional rehabilitation training well. Simone has experience in a sports environment; the Box Hill Hawks Football Club, the Australian Tennis Open Showdown Tournament, the Melbourne Marathon and other events.  She regularly treats athletes and runners of all ages.  Simone has an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy and uses dry needling techniques where required.

Simone has experience in aged care massage and also holds a ‘Working with Children Check’. She has an amazing attention to detail and is committed to exploring optimum painless movement. Simone welcomes referrals and is happy to liaise with other health professionals to ensure the best outcome for her clients.

Book an appointment if that pain or niggle is holding you back from performing at your best.

Mobile: 0412 281 477 or online at ‘MYOptimal Movement’ booking portal.

 

Caroline Avila – Clinical Myotherapist *

As a practitioner, Caroline looks to marry her academic knowledge with her hands on experience, integrating techniques to treat a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain related conditions. Specialising in TMJ dysfunction, cervicogenic headaches, pre/post natal, fibromyalgia, and frozen shoulder.

Caroline’s passion is to empower her clients to understand the root cause of the pain and discomfort they are experiencing, not just treat the presenting symptoms. Caroline’s treatments are personalised, medically-focused and tailored to the presenting condition and client. External referrals and collaborating with other allied health in a multimodal approach is welcomed.

Caroline is passionate about Myotherapy as an integral modality in rehabilitation and holds the positions of Vice-Chair and Research Chair on the board of directors of the Myotherapy Association of Australia.

Caroline works Wednesday and Thursday all day till late. To book an appointment contact Caroline directly on 0432 284 342.

Yolande Perreau – Reflexologist *

Strive Myotherapy, Yolande

Yolande believes Reflexology helps with the ‘Activation’ of Healing mind, body, emotions and spirit through the Ingham method of gently massaging the reflex points on specifically the feet to create homeostasis,  a sense of being in your body and feeling grounded.

The experience of having Reflexology is a deeply relaxing one, that can take you to that special space where you can listen to your own inner wisdom through mindfulness, even going into the dream state. If you can tap into this space, you will know what is needed for your own healing. She believes that connecting into your own ‘Inner world’ is an important place to ‘Knowing Thy Self’.

The treatment will usually take One and a half hours of time especially for YOU.. (different for seniors and children).  On completion, you will go away with a greater sense of balance, knowledge of self and peacefulness.

Yolande has been practising Reflexology for the last 20 years around Melbourne. She began her Reflexology journey at the Australian School of Reflexology and Relaxation in 2001 and is a member of the Reflexology Association of Australia.

Yolande has studied styles of Reflexology including Maternity, Somatic, Pain & inflammation, Acupressure, TCM with Reflexology, Chi, Crystal, Feet Reading and Metamorphosis just to name a few.  Yolande brings a few extra ‘Tools’ to her sessions as she has also studied Forensic Healing (Kinesiology), Inna Segal’s ‘Secret Language of the Body’ – (Emotional work), Young Livings Raindrop Technique and Vital Flex – (Essential oils), Reiki Level 1, Ear Candling, Pedicures and is a Student of the Sapphire School of Images (10 years)

Yolande is most passionate about the power of ‘Our own Healing’ and what we can do for ourselves if we go slow and listen..

Contact Yolande on 0425 752 272 to book in on a Monday, Tuesday or Saturday.

 

Kate Culy – Counsellor *

Kate comes with a wealth of experience and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association with a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology, graduate diploma in counselling and diploma in coaching. Kate works with adults and teens, especially those who lack confidence, feel overwhelmed by life, or have experienced bullying and want to be larger versions of themselves.  Kate can help you with:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Parenting challenges
  • stress and burnout
  • loss and grief
  • significant transitions
  • trauma and its after-effects
  • self-esteem and confidence
  • reconnecting with your inner compass

“I work in a collaborative way bringing the best of you and the best of me together in a way that helps you get the most out of our time together. Counselling is not a one size fits all. In conversation, we will explore what you would like to be different, your strengths and skills and build on those.  I welcome people of any culture, religion, ability, sexuality, and gender.”

Reaching out for help can be a brave and hopeful step. Contact Kate on 0404 042 789  For more information see www.counsellingyourway.com.au 

 

 

*Please note that all therapists are independently registered and operate as individual entities.  Each therapist is a member of a professional association which maintains their provider status for Health fund rebate eligibility.  Requirements of membership include current relevant insurance, regular professional development and completing First Aid refresher courses.  Therapists have a COVIDSAFE plan in place. Some therapists are registered as providers for WorkSafe, MS ESS, or NDIS and Aged Care (self managed) services.  As ‘non-AHPRA’ allied health professionals, we follow the National Code of Conduct (NCC) which is governed by the Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) in Victoria. A copy of this Code is displayed in the reception area of the clinic.