Myotherapy Ballarat

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


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.

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:


  • Lower back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Hip and sciatic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Arthritic and joint pain
  • Pre and post-natal pain
  • Restricted movement and inflexibility
  • Injuries relating to sporting activity

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.

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.

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.


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.

Decreased Pain

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

Increased Mobility

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

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.

Mental Health Support

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

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.

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
  • Cupping
  • Dry needling
  • Functional tapping
  • Thermal therapy
  • Prescription of therapeutic, strengthening, and corrective exercises and stretches.


Sam Balson

Sam Balson


Genevieve Quan

Genevieve Quan


Ebony Hamilton

Ebony Hamilton

Myotherapist & Perinatal

Arielle Maddern

Arielle Maddern



Accepting: 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 5331 3060.



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.


Sam Balson Myotherapist

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.

Genevieve Quan Myotherapist

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.

Ebony Hamilton Myotherapist & Perinatal

Ebony has experience in both chronic and acute conditions but is most passionate about creating a unique experience and an evidence-based, safe, holistic approach in healthcare for expecting mothers.

Her aim is to ensure new mothers are staying pain-free through their journey knowing that they are supported in their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, to fully experience the joy and fulfilment of motherhood.

Arielle Maddern Myotherapist

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.

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.