Muscular & joint pain • Sports & occupational injuries • Tension headache
Frozen shoulder • Muscle imbalances ( e.g poor posture ) • Also trained for management of lymphoedema
The Practitioners at Two Bays:
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.
Laurence graduated in 1989 as a myotherapist, after 3 years studying at R.M.I.T, Melbourne.
She has been practising in Mt. Eliza since 1994.
Originally from France, she adopted Australia as her new home at the age of 25. In France Laurence trained and worked as a midwife, so has a natural interest in pre and postnatal treatment.
Laurence did further studies in 1999 to be a lymphoedema practitioner, and lymphoedema management is a daily part of her work.
Laurence is an active member of Masters swimming, which gives her a good understanding in " swimmer's shoulder syndrome" prevention.
Laurence is always striving towards increased knowledge and understanding in myotherapy, through continuing education ( workshop and conferences ), personal research and experience.Her latest courses were: " Understanding our connective tissue system: its role in Musculskeletal Dysfunction", and a french course in Paris "Kinesitherapie et cancer du sein" ( Physiotherapy and breast cancer)
Emma is a qualified Sports Therapist and Myotherapist with certifications in Dry Needling and Cupping. She studied at the Australian College of Sports Therapy, and is a registered member of the Myotherapy Association of Australia (MAA). Emma is currently in her third and final year studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University. She takes particular interest in exercise prescription to correct muscular imbalances.
Sports Therapy is very similar to Myotherapy and involves the assessment, treatment, management and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries.
Emma provides quality treatment to her clients with the use of various modalities to achieve maximum results. A variety of hands on treatment and the prescription of home exercises (including stretching and strengthening components) are what allows Emma’s clients bodies to reach their optimum!
Emma re-assesses her client’s condition at the beginning and end of a treatment to assess progress and any new changes. As the clients body begins to change and adapt to each individualised treatment, so do Emma’s techniques and her approach..
What We Can Do For You:
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
- To prevent an injury
- To rehabilitate an injury
- Tension headaches
- Muscular and joint pain
- Lower back pain
- Disc injury
- Sports/occupational related injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Numbness/altered sensation of the limbs
- Ankle sprain
- Swelling/fluid retention
- Muscular imbalances – poor posture
- Before/after sport events
- Relaxation massage
For more information or to book an appointment please contact Laurence and Emma directly on 03 9787 4155 or use the online booking form above.
- Soft and deep tissue massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Positional release therapy
- Myofascial release
- Thermal therapies – cryotherapy and heat therapy
- Active, passive and resisted stretching
- Metabolic Energy Techniques (MET’s)
- Joint mobilisation
- Corrective exercises
- Postural taping
- Lymphatic drainage
- Cupping and Gua Sha
- Dry needling