A hands-on and holistic approach to rehabilitation and pain management.

Myotherapy Ballarat


Myotherapy provides optimal care and management for muscle dysfunction. Specialising in manual therapy, we are able to diagnose clients and treat their musculoskeletal conditions

Myotherapy is the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of many forms of muscle pain and related soft tissue injuries and conditions. Myotherapy offers a hands-on and holistic approach to rehabilitation and pain management.

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What Is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is based on evidence-based assessment, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Our experienced and qualified myotherapists can diagnose and assist with conditions and injuries that are creating soft tissue issues. We will work with you to find relief, improve your mobility, and prevent further issues.

Treatment Areas

Our highly trained and educated myotherapy practitioners use hands-on therapy to assist in the treatment of a wide range of muscular pain including:

Headaches and migraines

Arthritic and joint pain

Pre and post-natal pain

Restricted movement and inflexibility

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What To Expect During Your Myotherapy Appointment

Our skilled and knowledgeable therapists can identify abnormalities and disturbances in connective and muscular tissues to determine and develop suitable treatment plans.

Pre-Treatment Assessment

Our myotherapists will conduct a thorough and comprehensive assessment regarding your medical history, lifestyle, pathology, relevant scans, function, pain levels, mobility, and goals.

Hands-On Treatment

Myotherapists have a wide variety of manual techniques they provide during treatment. During your myotherapy appointment, you can expect your myotherapist to provide a tailored treatment plan based on your condition and goals.

Client Education

Education is a fundamental element in improving your health and wellbeing. We will provide you with relevant and up-to-date strategies and knowledge to aid your recovery and prevent further issues.


Our approach includes ongoing reviews and modifications of your treatment plan to incorporate your changing needs and growth.

This involves monitoring and recording your progress and regularly discussing this with you.

What Are The Benefits Of Myotherapy?

Identification Of Root Cause

Myotherapists can identify the root cause of pain and mobility issues. This allows us to specifically address the problem and reduce the risk of reoccurrence.

Improve Functionality

Many illnesses and injuries can negatively impact your day-to-day life. Myotherapy can help to improve your issues as you return to your usual activities.

Decreased Pain

A common issue we treat is pain. This may develop from injuries or acute and chronic illness and conditions.

Mental Health Support

This therapy may help relieve emotional tension and support you alongside mental health treatment.

Increased Mobility

Stiffness, tension, pain and joint issues can lead to reduced mobility. Working to alleviate underlying issues can improve movement.

Better Sleep

Myotherapy is great even when you do not have any specific concerns. It can help you get a good night’s sleep and learn better ways to care for your body nutritionally.

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What Techniques Are Utilised In Myotherapy?

Myotherapists use a range of techniques, tools and education to target affected areas and reach for the best outcomes possible.
This can include methods such as:

Trigger point therapy

Myofascial stretching and release

Deep tissue manipulation

Joint mobilisation


Dry needling

Functional tapping

Thermal therapy

Prescription of therapeutic, strengthening, and corrective exercises and stretches.


Arielle Maddern

Arielle Maddern


Arielle has always enjoyed working and collaborating with people and made the move to Myotherapy to better help her community take an active role in their health.

Arielle has in-depth knowledge regarding assessments and benefits of different treatment techniques and believes that client-centred care, addressing the cause of the pain, is the best way to treat the symptoms. She is passionate about pain reduction techniques and assisting her patients to reach their goals and get the most out of life.

Outside of the clinic, you can find Arielle enjoying outdoor adventures, baking up a storm, and reading whatever books she can get her hands on.

Monique Lander

Monique Lander

Clinical Myotherapist

With a healing touch that spans eight transformative years at our clinic, Monique has become an integral part of our holistic healthcare family. Her journey began as a passionate myotherapist, and over the years, she has evolved into a dedicated wellness advocate, combining her expertise in both myotherapy and nutritional medicine to guide individuals towards optimal health.

Monique’s insatiable love for learning propels her to stay at the forefront of her field. From the latest advancements in myotherapy techniques to cutting-edge nutritional insights, she continuously expands her knowledge to empower her clients with the most effective and holistic healing methods available.

Monique’s greatest aspiration is to share the profound wisdom of the human body’s innate healing abilities. As a nurturing guide on your wellness journey, she takes pride in helping you discover the incredible potential within yourself to heal and thrive. With each session, Monique gently facilitates the restoration of balance, promoting wellness not only in the physical realm but also within the mind and spirit.

Equipped with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Medicine in addition to her myotherapy qualification, Monique offers a unique blend of therapeutic modalities. Her comprehensive understanding of both musculoskeletal and nutritional aspects empowers her to address your well-being from a holistic perspective. Whether it’s relieving muscular tension, alleviating pain, or enhancing your nutritional choices, Monique’s holistic approach ensures a personalized and integrated healing experience.

Monique doesn’t just view her work as a profession; it’s her purpose. She revels in witnessing the positive transformations her clients undergo, both physically and emotionally, as they embark on their healing journeys. With empathy and dedication, Monique walks alongside you, providing unwavering support and expert guidance as you navigate the path towards vibrant health and wellness.

Renee Franklin

Renee Franklin

Clinical Myotherapist

Renee has worked as Myotherapist for 4 years and as a Remedial Therapist prior to that in various clinics across QLD and the Pilbara, WA. She loves working with clients to relieve their aches and pains and re-introduce all the movement our bodies are meant to do everyday. She especially enjoys working with chronic myofascial restriction, old injuries that continue to niggle and help clients to alleviate the stiffness that many of our sedentary jobs lead us to get ‘stuck’ in. She employs a range of hands on techniques and teaches easy to follow exercise activities that can be done anywhere, anytime!

Managing stress in the body, keeping active enough to play with the kids on the ground or go a full day at work without feeling like you’re going to collapse are often goals Renee works with clients to achieve. Renee’s main motivation to move down to Victoria from QLD was the gorgeous countryside Ballarat sits among, with camping, hiking and kayaking her favourite activities to do when the time (and weather) permits. When she’s not in clinic she’ll be out exploring everything the Grampians have to offer!

Genevieve Quan

Genevieve Quan


Coming from a background of nearly 15 years in the health and fitness profession. Genevieve’s interest in personal wellbeing comes from many years of working in the industry, playing and competing in sports, exercise and managing pain and injuries.

Genevieve’s philosophy on life is to have a fantastic quality of life with lots of fun and adventure and to build upon the experiences to become the best version of you.

After qualifying as a personal trainer back in 2006, G felt like she needed and wanted to give more to her clients and decided to take a course in remedial massage therapy. G is currently studying myotherapy and will complete it this year.

Before joining Ballarat Myotherapy & Exercise Physiology, G worked full time in sales for the last 14 years in the health and wellness industry whilst treating and training people in her spare time. Her biggest drawcard to finally crossover into the field of allied health full time is due to her own personal injuries and pains. G’s greatest passion is to help educate and show people how they can take back control of their life when it comes to chronic pain.

In her downtime you will find G enjoying the great outdoors, swinging kettlebells, renovating the house, and training to master her next goal in strength and fitness. Her current goal to complete 10 wall handstand push-ups.

Genevieve works from Daylesford Myotherapy, located at 24 Raglan Street, Daylesford, Victoria 3460.

Sam Balson

Sam Balson


Sam is passionate about helping people achieve their activity, movement and pain relief goals.

Sam is interested in a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions from sporting injuries to those with pain ongoing for a long time. On top of being naturally biased towards treating performers due to being a former professional ballet dancer – neurology, hip pain and shoulder pain are of particular interest.

Before joining the Ballarat Myotherapy, Sam worked with the Australian Ballet and professional music theatre companies, as well as sporting teams such as the Richmond AFL team and the Melbourne Victory (A-League). His passion for rehabilitation derives from his own injury experience and finds musculoskeletal medicine a fascinating field.

Sam enjoys working with all people to help them achieve their activity and pain relief goals.

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WorkCover, NDIS, and HICAPS for private health claiming is available onsite.
With the exception of plan-managed NDIS participants, accounts must be paid in full on the day of the appointment and our friendly reception team will prepare the necessary information for you to claim your entitlements.

If you’d like additional information about who you should see, please call our reception on 03 5331 4221.


Initial 1 hour: $143
Initial 45 minutes: $108

Return 30 minutes: $87
Return 45 minutes: $108
Return 60 Minutes: $143

Please be aware that these timeframes are all inclusive for the work required for a client’s case, inclusive of letters and reports.

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Our Myotherapists Can Help You

There are many ways myotherapy can assist you with a range of concerns, illnesses, and injuries. This holistic and comprehensive therapy can be highly beneficial in achieving better health and wellbeing.

Book your myotherapy appointment online. We look forward to welcoming you to Modern Medicine in Ballarat soon.

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