Myotherapists

Shae Lillywhite

Clinical Educator and Myotherapist

A Somerville local, Shae has been practicing Myotherapy for the past 9 years. During this time Shae has worked in a number of multidisciplinary clinics where she has gained invaluable knowledge and experience working alongside physiotherapists, podiatrists, sports physicians, pilates instructors, and exercise physiologists. Shae has also lectured at Chisholm TAFE, and worked with the Hawthorn Football Club.

Shae has a passion for assisting people to live a more comfortable lifestyle, and focuses on a holistic approach to restore bodies back to optimal health. Through her hands-on treatment and dry needle skills, Shae carefully assess and identifies the underlying factors with compassion, and a wealth of knowledge.

Shae has represented Australia for the past 15 years at the Women’s Baseball World Cup, and has traveled and competed around the world as a trailblazer for her sport. Even being the first non-national female baseball player to play professionally in Japan!

“As any enthusiastic athlete I have suffered many injuries myself over my 20-year career. I believe that having my own struggles with my body, I have been able to grow as a therapist. I am able to relate to many different types of pain, even if the clients have trouble describing it, and I can work with a large range of people and personalities to get the best out of everyone.”

Shae has a strong interest in neck and shoulder complaints for swimmers, athletes, fitness instructors, runners, footballers, dancers and cyclists. She also enjoys caring for postural issues, injury management and general wellbeing.

Australian Business Number: 48 085 373 457

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
  • Certificate 4 in Training & Education

Lauren Hodgson

Myotherapist

Lauren has been working as a Myotherapist on the Mornington Peninsula for the past 5 years. Lauren’s experience has been with working along side physiotherapists, Pilates instructors, exercise physiologists, podiatrists and sports physicians in a multidisciplinary setting.

Lauren has over 20 years experience in dance in various styles including classical ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap. Lauren’s passion and commitment for dance, as well as her own injuries has allowed her to find an interest in Myotherapy and how the human body moves and functions.

With Lauren’s strong dance history she has a passion for treating dancers and believes injuries acquired through dance require specific assessment and individual rehab programs to ensure the safe return to practice. By providing appropriate hands on treatment and addressing the technical faults that may have contributed to the injury, Lauren’s aim is to ensure the dancer is stronger than they were before the injury occurred to prevent the injury from reoccurring.

Lauren acknowledges that all bodies are different and that every individual is different. Her strengths are in treating musculoskeletal conditions affecting postural imbalances, lower limb conditions, cervical neck issues and headaches. Lauren places an emphasis on developing pain-free range of movement using different techniques along with dry needling and correct exercises where appropriate to correct each patient’s imbalances and maintain the patients best alignment, pain reduction and increased mobility.

Australian Business Number: 75 642 884 029

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Simone Trantino

Myotherapist

A busy mum of 3, Simone has always had a passion for health, fitness and wellbeing – and now more than ever as her girls are heavily involved in representative basketball, football, netball and competition level swimming.

Now as a fully qualified in Remedial Massage therapist, Simone and her children are enjoying all the benefits of soft tissue therapy in sport. Completing her Diploma of Remedial Massage with distinctions, Simone loves nothing more than furthering her education with the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.

Simone absolutely loves her career in remedial massage: “I don’t look it as a job, it’s more my passion, I love going to work and seeing all my friends and lovely clients, and learning every day!”

Simone enjoys all aspects of providing Remedial treatment especially caring for clients with postural issues, stiff thoracic spines, and shoulder complaints.

Australian Business Number: 59 746 987 215

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Bec Tobin

Myotherapist

Bec graduated from VCHE in 2007 with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy and Diploma of Remedial Massage.

She has been involved with sports for much of her life and for the past 12 years has been working closely with Sporting and Allied Health Professionals. During Bec’s time in the industry she has worked with local football and netball teams for training and game days working alongside other health professionals

Bec has a vast knowledge and understanding of the musculoskeletal anatomy and her aim is to restore the body’s functions and movements by using different treatment modalities such as; dry needling, cupping, massage, corrective exercise, trigger point therapy, soft & deep tissue skills, myofascial release and working with different nerves in the human body.

She has a key interest in treating athletes, headaches and migraines, neck and back pain, postural imbalances, chronic pain and neurological symptoms.

In her spare time, you’ll find Bec at the gym, spending quality time with family, outside hanging with her son Boston.

Australian Business Number: 321 869 235 93

Qualifications:

  • Diploma Remedial Massage
  • Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Caitlin Smith

Myotherapist

Caitlin completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2011 while working alongside a local football club. During this time her love for soft tissue therapy grew and Caitlin decided to further her studies by completing an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in 2016, and she has never looked back.

Caitlin has a passion for travel and dance and was fortunate enough to combine the two when she traveled with her Scottish dance group to Shanghai and Beijing to perform.

Caitlin brings clinical experience and a strong background in dance to our studio and treatments.

“I love treating people through pregnancy and beyond. I love to help people reduce pain and improve their posture through the use of massage techniques and exercise, I especially love incorporating cupping into my treatments.”

Australian Business Number: 321 869 235 93

Qualifications:

  • Diploma Remedial Massage
  • Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Jacinta Rich

Myotherapist

From an early age Jacinta has always taken an interest in the human body and how it moves. She believes that being involved in sports such as basketball, swimming and netball has helped guide her down the career path of Myotherapy.

Jacinta has been practicing Myotherapy since 2013 with a strong interest in lower back, hip and pregnancy complaints, which inspired her to undertake further studies in pregnancy allowing her to specialise in Pregnancy Massage.

Jacinta aim is to assist her clients reach their goals & overall well-being by improving their posture concerns, pain and injuries.

“I enjoy world travel, days at the beach, cooking and spending time with my dog Stella, although Myotherapy is a huge passion of mine so I can’t wait to start at SMAPS!”

Australian Business Number: 301 840 253 39

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

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All of our Myotherapists:

  • Have current First aid and CPR training
  • Have current and relevant association memberships
  • Attend ongoing training, workshops and professional development
  • Act as independent therapists and carry their own public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance