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A Myotherapist is a trained allied health professional registered with a nationally recognised assoiatio who treats muscle and joint-related pain and dysfunction.  

These conditions include but are not limited to: 

  • Neck and/or back pain

  • Headaches

  • Sporting injuries

  • Muscle and/or joint pain

  • Postural dysfunction

  • Oedema (swelling)

Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy which utilises a range of manual therapies and soft tissue techniques to treat a wide array of musculoskeletal (muscle and joint) conditions. Myotherapy extends beyond massage and incorporates a deeper understanding of the human body, anatomy and physiology into its massage techniques and other manual therapy

During your treatment, our myotherapists will conduct an assessment to ascertain the factors contributing to your condition and develop a treatment plan to help alleviate these. 

Your treatment may include: 

  • Dry needling: the insertion of needles into muscle “knots” to reduce pain and tension

  • Cupping: the lifting of fascial tissue ivia suction within plastic cups in order to reduce adhesions and joint restriction

  • Muscle energy techniques: utilising gentle isometric muscle contractions to increase a joint’s range of motion

  • Soft tissue therapies including remedial massage and trigger point therapy

  • Manual lymphatic drainage: a slow and light form of massage used to promote the movement of lymphatic fluid and reduce swelling

Re-assessments will be conducted during and after your treatment to confirm the improvements made. 


Following your treatment our myotherapists will give you personalised exercises and stretches to do at home and, if needed, show you how to modify some of your daily activities in order to continue the improvement of your condition and reduce the chance of its recurrence. 


Our myotherapy appointments include 30, 45 and 60 minute treatments and are health care rebatable.  Gift vouchers are available.


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Moving from Italy to Melbourne in 2013, Claudio graduated with an Adv. Dip. in Myotherapy in 2019. Currently, he is completing a BSc. in Clinical Myotherapy at Torrens University and a level 1 course in strength and conditioning with ASCA.

Claudio has a passion for working with patients over the long-term. He aims to identify strategies and overcome barriers to ensure prompt recovery, no matter what challenges may arise. During a consultation with Claudio, he will always start with a detailed history to guide the assessment of the complaint and the creation of a plan. The session may include a combination of exercise-based interventions and manual therapy techniques, such as deep tissue techniques, myofascial cupping, dry needling, and joint mobilization.

In his free time, Claudio enjoys cooking, reading non-fiction books, going to the gym, spending time with his girlfriend, and hanging out with friends. Moreover, he seriously struggles with the temptation to stop and pat every dog he crosses paths with. Claudio also has a background in sports, having played handball since he was 8 for eleven years. He even won the U15 Italian National Championship with his team!


Myotherapist / Remedial Massage Therapist

Nicola started working professionally in allied heath in 2001.  She studied a Diploma of Health Science before she completed her Advanced Diploma Myotherapy at Victoria University in 2014. Nicola started at In Stride in 2014 and has also worked as a myotherapist at several clinics around Melbourne. She brings with her experience in Sports and deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, Myofascial release and remedial massage.


During her treatments, Nicola will include assessment of your biomechanics, along with a combination of deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and may also prescribe corrective home exercises.


Nicola is an accredited member of the Australian Natural Therapy Association (A.N.T.A) and is a registered Provider with all the major Private Health Funds.

When not at In Stride, Nicola shares her industry knowledge by teaching at a university.  She feels lucky to have travelled a lot when the term global roaming meant lots of untracked exploring, not a benefit  of a phone plan!  Nicola enjoys swimming as a means to keep fit.


In Stride Health Clinic

Shop 1/2-6 Epsom Road



Ph: (03) 9372 8091

Fax: (03) 9370 2679


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