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We are a friendly team of Myotherapists in the Waverley area. There are currently 5 practitioners; Celia, Jonathan, Dwan, Sean and Sarah.
We have been in the current location for over 5 years and have been in the area for over 8 years in which time we have developed strong ties with community health and sporting organisations. We look forward to welcoming you in to the Waverley Myotherapy tribe!
Celia holds an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy and is currently studying her Bachelor of Health Science – Complimentary Medicine at Charles Sturt University. She also holds Remedial Massage and Personal Training qualifications. Celia has a lot of hands on experience having worked in the field for over 7 years. In that time she’s treated athletes from NRL Melbourne Storm, NBL Melbourne Tigers, AFL North Melbourne Football Club, Aussie Boomers in their pre-Olympic Melbourne camp in 2012 as well as Australia Olympic swimmers. Celia enjoys treating everyone from the weekend warrior type patient to parents to officeworkers. Expect Celia to combine her love and knowledge in movement to restore your musculoskeletal health and get you back doing what you love!
Sean holds a Bachelor of Health Science – Musculoskeletal Therapy, a
Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science and his Certificate III & IV in Fitness. He is currently working as an educator at the Australian College of Fitness & Bodywork in a variety of courses however focusing on the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. He also works as a performance coach with Acceleration Melbourne where he trains elite & sub-elite athletes. Expect Sean to use firm pressure with treatment and to combine with some targeted exercises to get you better quicker!
Dwan holds a Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy and is currently working her way through the McKenzie Method courses (aka Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) having completed the courses for the back and neck so far. Apart from her work here she also treats athletes at AFL Melbourne Football Club and enjoys the challenge of a complicated complaint. Dwan also holds a personal interest in scoliosis cases after being diagnosed and going through treatment for a type of scoliosis herself as a teenager although she hasn’t let this slow her down having recently come 1st place in a 5km running event (yes she has a trophy and everything!) Expect Dwan to use lots of dry-needling, cupping and movement to leave you feeling all that tension has left your body!
Jonathan studied his Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy and Bachelor of Education and now lectures Myotherapy students. Jonathan recently enjoyed the Myotherapy Association Australia’s conference about the mind body connection where he heard lectures from Doctors, Specialists, Physiotherapists and other Myotherapists who are leading the field of pain science. Expect Jonathan to do a thorough but precise assessment of your condition and then get right to the heart of the problem using hands on and dry needling techniques. You will be floating on a cloud after a treatment with Jonathan!
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy, a Diploma of Clinical Pilates, a Certificate IV in Pilates and a Certificate IV in Fitness & Allied Health (Personal Training). She has also completed the McKenzie Method (aka Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) course for the lower back and hopes to further her education in pain science in the near future. Sarah enjoys cases that no one else has been able to crack, she is able to collaborate her various training and years of experience to think outside the square. Expect Sarah to listen carefully to your pain concerns and nut out the true cause of the issue.
After Care Advice
Here you will find aftercare advice for dry needling (also known as myofascial acupuncture) and kinesiology tape (also known as ROCKtape). If this page does not answer your question please contact us. In emergencies however please seek immediate medical care.
After care Advice for Dry Needling (Myofascial Acupuncture)
Recommendations of what to do after your session
It is recommended to increase your water intake for 24 hours after treatment to aid recovery. You could also have a soak in bath/tub to help relieve post treatment soreness.
After dry needling, you may do the following based on your comfort level. If it hurts or exacerbates your symptoms then it is probably best to avoid these activities.
- Exercise including stretching
- Normal physical activity
- Massage over the area
- Heat/Ice as preferred
- Take prescription medications (medications should not exacerbate post treatment soreness or symptoms, please seek medical advice before ceasing any prescription medication)
What to avoid after a session
- New activities or sports
- Overdoing it (i.e. more than normal for you)
- Excessive alcohol
If you feel light headed, or experience difficulty breathing, chest pain, or any other concerning symptoms after a treatment, please call us immediately. If you are unable to get a hold of us, please call your doctor.
What you might feel after a session
It is normal to feel some soreness immediately after treatment in the area needled. This does not always happen but if it does rest assured it is nothing to be concerned about. It can also take a few hours or even until the next day for this soreness to occur. The feeling is similar to a workout, like a tiredness or an ache although the sensation experienced will vary from person to person. Typically this feeling will last 24-48 hours, please take note of how long you experience post treatment soreness and let your Myotherapy practitioner know at the follow up appointment.
Some people experience tiredness, fatigue, emotional (both happy and sad emotions), energised or “out of it” after needling. This is a normal response and can last for an hour or two. If it lasts beyond a day please contact your Myotherapist as a precaution.
It is possible that you might bruise from myofascial dry needling; it is somewhat uncommon but nothing to be worried about. Use ice to help reduce bruising and if you feel concern please get in touch with your Myotherapist.
Rarely treatment may exacerbate symptoms. This is considered normal and may indicate that you need to follow up sooner with your Myotherapist. If the symptoms last longer than 48 hours make notes as it will help the Myotherapist to adjust your treatment plan. It does not mean that myofascial dry needling is not going to help your condition.
ROCKTAPE or Kinesiology tape aftercare
- Do not exercise for at least 1 hour after tape has been applied or swim for at least 2 hours
- Leave tape on for between 3 and 5 days at which time it can be reapplied if needed
- Tape comes off more easily when wet
- You can also use oil to break down adhesive
- Remove the tape slowly in a downward motion (like you are rolling it off)
DON’T “GRIP AND RIP” like a bandaid
We have been in the Mount Waverley area for over 7 years now and in that time we have developed some strong community links. Not only do we shop at the local grocery stores or drink coffee at the local cafes; but we know good podiatrists, exercise physiologists, osteopaths, GPs and more. We help out cricketers at the local St.Pauls Cricket Club (Gold sponsor 2017/18), we help out gymnists at the local Skylark Sports acro and gymnastics club, we help out footballers, netballers, runners, school goers, accountants, lawyers and more. There is nothing we love more than putting someone in touch with the right person. We are the type of people that go above and beyond because that’s part of what helps put the smile on our faces in the morning, nothing feels better than being able to help someone!
How we got started
Hi, I’m Sarah Hall founder of Waverley Myotherapy Clinic. I always believed that success was a straight road but looking back and having talked to other successful small business owners I now believe that the road to success is very windy and that sometimes you don’t know what brilliant plan is waiting just around the corner!
My first big decision that set me on the Waverley Myotherapy Clinic path was to follow my heart and stay in Melbourne rather than follow my head and go back to northern Victoria where my friends, my family and a pre-lined up job were all waiting for me. One of the best decisions I ever made!
I should prelude this story with saying that, although I am not a “fly by the seat of your pants” kind of a person; I definitely try to follow my vibes and take the opportunities that present themselves. This is how I met my good friend Trish who introduced me to Business Network International (BNI) by phone invitation. I had never met Trish, we worked in the same building and usually I would have thought it was some kind of sales pitch and politely declined but I got a good and trusting impression from her so I agreed to go along to the next meeting. BNI helped grow my network and business skills and Trish who was a business coach helped me find my passions and build an achievable plan.
Not that I needed more inspiration but in mid-2008 I flew to London where I met with my brother who had already been travelling for a few months. We toured through London, Paris, Copenhagen and Germany. It was such an amazing trip but to make it even more special, when I came home I found a goal card I had written years earlier that said “John (my brother) and I will travel to Europe together in June 2008” Off by a month but pretty close! That strengthened my inspiration and I felt strongly that I had to follow my passion to dig my heels in and grow my business.
Soon enough I was seeing approximately 20 patients per week over 3 locations as well as travelling back to Shepparton to do treatments for family and friends once a month. Since then there have been a few minor twists in the road but they have all lead to something better. One of my favourite twists leads in to how I ended up in the Waverley area.
Paula, a client who I hadn’t seen in a while called and explained she had started a Personal Training studio in Glen Waverley. She had hired a few remedial massage therapists but they didn’t have the right attitude and weren’t working out. I was already flat out but I got another ‘vibe’ that it was the right move to make so I agreed that I would come and start with just one afternoon a week and see where it went from there. Well… within a week I was booked solid and had opened another day, within a month I was seeing more people in Glen Waverley than in my other locations! Slowly I handed over patients at my other locations to trusted colleagues as the Waverley location continued to grow.
I started to experience more back pain episodes (injury from growing up on a farm!) and started up Pilates in Surrey Hills whom a patient had recommended. In conjunction with Myotherapy treatment it alleviated my back pain and I decided to train as a Pilates instructor so I could teach it to my patients. It was this interest in Pilates that encouraged me to contact Waverley Pilates in the heat of yet another twist in the road!
Now Waverley Myotherapy Clinic and Waverley Pilates Studio run out of the same location at 1/4 Windsor Ave Mount Waverley. Waverley Myotherapy Clinic has 4 Clinical Myotherapists on staff; Jonathan, Dwan, Sean and myself. And that initial twist in the road that kept me here in Melbourne – well, we just got married! Adam has been a big part of Waverley Myotherapy Clinic succeeding – he always knows when to push me, support me or tell me to take a break! I have recently meet some amazing local business people who have continued to help Waverley Myotherapy Clinic grow and most importantly help me learn so we can continue to help people in the community get fitter, healthier musculoskeletal systems!!
Interested in becoming a community partner? We are always looking to expand our network of lovely locals! Drop us a line via email and we will get in touch
Simply Stronger is an Exercise Physiology clinic run by Sara Woodroffe. The clinic is based in Malvern at the moment with expansions bringing them to the Mount Waverley area very soon, which we are very excited about! We will most likely refer you to Sara if you need specific muscular patterning reeducation or if you’re looking to get back into the gym following a serious injury or condition.
Look Left Photography are currently supplying our lovely canvas prints in our reception area. Check them out when you come in next! This photographer has some amazing Australian outback shots at very reasonable prices, enquire through us or go straight to the facebook page for more details.
St. Pauls Cricket Club is a local cricket club that we are currently sponsoring as
their Gold sponsor for 2017/18. Most cricket injuries are treatable with Myotherapy including tight hamstrings, low back pain, sprained fingers, shoulder problems and knee complaints!
Waverley Pilates share a building with us at 1/4 Windsor Ave. Mount Waverley. They run small group studio based Pilates for people wanting a more personalised approach to their rehabilitation or fitness.
Top2toe Osteopathy is located in Blackburn on Cantebury Rd about 15 minutes from the Waverley area. Well worth the drive as this gentle biodynamic version of Osteopathy is very powerful!