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.
Comfortable, loose clothing
Expect to uncover the area to be treated (and adjacent areas)
You may wish to wear a singlet if being treated for neck or back pain
Referrals (not necessary for private patients)
X-rays or Scans and reports
Shoes, if you believe they may be related to your complaint
If being treated under WorkCover, please bring along your case details
Kaleisha joined the team at Baw Baw 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 of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy
Member of ANTA
AFL Victoria Country Trainers Accreditation
Paediatric Massage Instructor
Prenatal Manual Therapy
Labour, Exercise and Postnatal Education for Manual Therapists
Infant Massage Instructor Course
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Level 1
Kellie finished her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in 2016 at Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy. Kellie has a real passion for helping people through their various conditions and helping them on the road to recovery.
Using a wide range of techniques such as soft/deep tissue massage, mobilisations, dry needling, myofascial release, trigger point release and muscle energy technique (stretching), Kellie can assist in reducing both pain and tightness in the body.
Kellie enjoys treating conditions that are caused by repetition from work or sporting activities, such as sitting at a desk using a keyboard/mouse, muscle soreness, stiffness, tightness due to poor posture and arm/hand numbness and tingling. She also enjoys treating thoracic outlet syndrome, tennis elbow, carpel tunnel, sciatica, shoulder impingement and frozen shoulder
Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy