Gemma brings 12 years experience as a practising Myotherapist to the team. She completed her studies at RMIT.
With a background of competitive cycling Gemma began her career as Myotherapist after experiencing enormous success through treatment herself after several sports injuries. This eye opening experience developed into a passion and career in the industry. Early experience as a soigneur on an international cycling team for the Herald Sun Tour, Gemma’s journey then progressed to a personal training studio in Beaumaris where she worked closely with the team, providing specialty treatment, stretching classes & advice to clients who were able to benefit from combined personal training and myotherapy to achieve optimal health. Gemma has worked along side Osteopaths, Chiropractors and TCM practitioners further developing her experience.
Just before the birth of her third child, Gemma and her family moved to the Peninsula where they have been enjoying all that it has to offer for the past 4 years.
Gemma’s primary focus as a Myotherapist is to provide complete soft tissue therapy care, including self help techniques focused around stretch therapy tailored to individual’s needs. Gemma has a special interest in pre & postnatal care, where through personal experience, can provide nurturing treatment to expectant and new mothers. Gemma’s treatments are hands on and thorough, with her primary focus on overall health & well-being.
I have been practising in Mt. Eliza as a myotherapist since 1994.
Originally from France, I adopted Australia as my new home. Before migrating to Australia I worked as a midwife, which gives me a deep understanding in pre and postnatal treatment.
In 1999 I became a lymphoedema practitioner, and lymphoedema management is a daily part of my work.
In 2017, I qualified as a Nordic Walking Instructor. I run group classes and organise free monthly Nordic walking outings open to anyone who has done a course in Nordic Walking. Are you interested in actively improving your upper body strength or your posture? Ask to be on our email list for Nordic Walking courses/ walks.
-Adv. Dip. Sports Therapy and Myotherapy
-Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
-Adv. Matwork Pilates
-Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness
Emma is a qualified Myotherapist and Sports Therapist, with certifications in Dry Needling and Cupping. She studied at the Australian College of Sports Therapy and has been practicing as a Myotherapist since graduating in 2011.
Since practicing as a Myotherapist, Emma saw the important role corrective exercises had to play in complimenting treatment. Emma completed a Matwork pilates course to further extend on her exercise prescription. Further to this, in 2016, Emma graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor in Exercise and Sport Science.
Emma has grown up in Mt Eliza, and loves to spend time on the Mornington Peninsula with her family. Besides the Clinic, for the past 8 years, Emma has worked within several AFL Clubs as a sports trainer and soft-tissue therapist, working with elite athletes and alongside a range of other health professionals where she has further extended her knowledge. Emma enjoys treating a variety of conditions, including sports related injuries, and has a particular interest in lower back pain and headaches.
What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy involves the treatment of a range of conditions through treatment and management of muscular pain.
When would you come to see a Myotherapist?
Modalities used in Myotherapy