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Shoulders Back & Breathe

With the spine in mind, this month we share the most common pain triggers we find. From all strength and no length, many symptoms we see, can be corrected easily, through simple self care and just being more aware. The number one cause of muscle imbalance we see stems from rigid routines and poor circulation.

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Our number one prescription to clients today remains to lengthen the body, straighten the hips and open the chest to lift the strain placed on vital organs from the lungs and heart, for overall health and longevity.

The respiratory system is essential to all physical functions, and depends upon the structural alignment of balanced posture and muscle movement.

This is central to our practice in helping people reach their health potential and reverse premature ageing. Cellular regeneration relies upon a stress free circulatory system, unrestrained from postural pressure.

Our mission is to facilitate the free flow of essential vitality through nerve, muscle and spinal solutions to supply vital functions to all internal organs. This is why we have such genuine desire to succeed in our drive to lead the field of natural health professionals in preventative medicine.

This Autumn, we introduce a strong focus on Natural Therapies for self care with a Season Special for a Traditional method of healing with the Cupping modality. Valued at $65, this treatment is designed to assist Natural Detoxification.

Now only $49 for the Autumn season, our Cupping treatment draws toxins to the surface for elimination and cellular rejuvenation.

To our new subscribers, we extend a warm welcome and encourage new clients to take advantage of our $50 1 hour initial Massage treatment, valued at $100.

Simply mention your email subscription upon booking your first appointment for this exclusive offer. For those who have experienced our treatment and share your feedback, we extend our gratitude this Autumn with 25% off your next visit as our way of saying thank you. That’s all this month. Happy Easter and April Fools day. Have a great week.

Autumn Self Care

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As we say goodbye to Summer and enter the transitional season of Autumn, we share with you our best tips on seasonal self care for the natural time of energetic consolidation. This season we focus on “strength” as we transition through the time of letting go, shedding our leaves and cultivating inner strength, as the leaves reunite with the earth for replenishment.

Autumn is symbolic of “letting go” akin to the Snake energy of 2013.This can signify a time of shedding layers, refining ourselves and creating order that supports the structure of life…from the physical body to the more external realms of our outer life. Governed by the Metal element in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Autumn relates to the Lungs, the skin and large intestines, which all require us to let go, release and eliminate all that we do not need.

From the toxins in our body to the waste we process, this season is the time to flush the system, process our energy and go with the flow, being aware of the natural tendency to hold on, mentally, emotionally and physically…to tension, stress, habits and triggers that hold us back from shedding our leaves for renewal and completion. So this season, we steer the focus on promoting the benefits of unwinding, cutting back the stress and supporting the process of relaxation.

Myotherapy promotes the wisdom of balance in the body with both strength and flexibility. With Autumn being the season governed traditionally by the “Metal Element” in Chinese Medicine, we now enter the natural time of strengthening, in the most solidified elemental phase, encouraging us to work on our core strength, from nutritional medicine to physical discipline.

 

We see a great number of clients seeking our help for muscle imbalance and pain. We can easily divide this percentage into half being caused by a lack of strength and fitness, and half from accumulated stress within the body. So for us, there is an evident need for people to develop the skill of both relaxation and discipline in building body balance.

 

For the “Yang” people, this season will be about learning to relax, stretch and balance the body with sufficient rest and circulation…while for the “Yin” people, we recommend more strength building priorities. Autumn is the time for resistance training, light repetitious weight bearing and muscle building…while maintaining balance with sufficient caution around not holding onto emotional weight, breathing and surrendering to the will / natural order of life.

A great meditation for this season will be to “Find purpose in the passing”…the letting go and release of the past, the dead leaves and those things which can be eliminated for greater mobility and freedom. In our eyes, Autumn is the season to “move” and find freedom in letting go. It is the season to go with the flow, plan ahead and build strength through structure, better habits and lifestyle choices (nutrition and exercise).

 

So to keep it simple…this month we send you each a reminder, to stick to the basic rules of healthy living.Focus on your diet and fitness…and hopefully, this means we see less of you, but hear more from you…about how these simple principles have helped you find the better you. Until next time, we look forward to seeing you in better health, younger and more aware of how your habits can determine your health.

 

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Advanced Myotherapy Achievement

2012 was a HUGE year at AM during which time we welcomed new Therapists to the team who have already been making waves. We also saw the Melbourne Ice – Hockey team become 3peat CHAMPIONS, which is behind that special plaque on our reception wall. Congratulations to the team. We could not be more proud of you.

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Congratulations to all of the football players – both Premiership players and finalists… and again Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your success. To the marathon runners, professional boxers and everyone else who simply chose to invest in their health by visiting us at Advanced Myotherapy, Thank you!!! We are grateful to be a part of your journey towards better health and potential. A big welcome to all of our new clients. We look forward to helping you maintain the best possible quality of life for the coming year and beyond.

Enjoy a safe holiday season and we look forward to helping you stay healthy in the new year.

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Mentoring with Matt

Perhaps you find yourself at a fork in the road on your journey as a practitioner in the health industry. Time spent with a mentor can help enhance clarity around professional opportunities for growth and development.

  • Deepen your insight into the principles of practitioner longevity, enriching your own career fulfillment in the process.
  • Refine your skills as a therapist to develop confidence in client assessment with an effective holistic approach to treatment plans.
  • Develop and expand your professional skills set to greater serve your clients needs and reach new levels of results.
  • Explore ways to establish and grow your own client centred business.
  • Explore a range of principles in assisting clients reach their full health potential and treatment results.

Matthew’s mentoring program will offer you a combination of case study debriefing and the opportunity to gain insight into practice principles and philosophies that have been developed over Matthews 16 year career.

MENTORING OPTIONS

One hour sessions in clinic (one-off or regular) at $120

One month program (4 x weekly 45 minute calls) $360

For more information or to register your interest, contact Matthew

 

 

 

Testimonials

“I broke a vertebrae in my back with a serious sports injury while playing soccer, which diminished my quality of life. I tried everything from Doctors to Chiropractors and Physiotherapy, and finally with your help I am living again. My back is back on track! I refer all of my friends to you and they always thank me.” –Tommy, Lakeside Packaging  & Highroller Limo Helicopter Hire 

“I drove 6 hours from Griffith just to come to Advanced Myotherapy, on recommendation and It was worth it.” – Scott Simpson, Griffith Athlete 

“Told I needed surgery for Achilles Tendinitis, I wanted a second opinion. After treatment I became more aware of my own contribution to the condition and have since recovered fully without surgery.”- Theo, TNM Consulting

“I came to Advanced Myotherapy with a frozen shoulder after I fell over and injured it. The Physiotherapist originally treated it with a quarterzone injection. After a short series of treatments, I am grateful to finally be able to move my shoulder again.” – Mandy Hunter, Coteries Manager, Carlton Football Club   Bulging Disc


“I came to Advanced Myotherapy on recommendation, for the severe pain down my leg. I am now free from the debilitating pain I was constantly in. I highly recommend Advanced Myotherapy for anyone seeking better health.” – Lazarus, Entreprenuer / Founder of Skillup Australia & Wattle Health

“I have had all kinds of treatments from all kinds of therapists and had problems with my ankle for years and finally after 2 treatments with you, there is no swelling or pain and i can walk properly again!” – Leanne Tantuccio, Kew

” Playing in the cricket grand final I thought tore my groin…but after having Matt treat me, I couldn’t believe it. It was bazaar! I got up and straight away started running and was back in the game.” – Peter Filis               

“Learnt so much of what’s going on with you, compared to anyone in the past. Looking forward to the next treatment already. Best treatment I’ve had. Thanks to advanced mythorapy I’m feeling great and ready for the big boxing match next week. Thanks heaps.  – Kodar Assi, Pro Boxer – Northside Boxing Gym Preston

“Best Therapy in town any nagging injuries these are your guys.”  Joey Hughes, International Ice Hockey Player

“I was diagnosed with CTA – carpel tunnel symcrome, tendonitis and fibromialga and was treated by a Psysio for 4 months once a week.  You did more for me in one session  than the physio did in that whole time and the tingling is almost gone already.” Malina Larm

“Matt, I’d like to thank you for the awesome work on my back and legs. 6 months ago I couldn’t walk and now I have done the Dandenong mountains 1000 steps 2 weeks in a row. You are a life saver. I feel so much better and happier with all the pain gone. Keep the good work up. Again thank you” – Nazih Dib

“Leah, Thank you for opening up my shoulder for me.  I have more movement in it and can move my head a lot more now.” – Repa Patel, Yoga Instructor & Coach

“Over all of the years I have been seeing the Physiotherapist, not once have I learned what you taught me today about caring for myself in the right way. What a difference I feel already. Thank you.” – Alda Verde

“I had chronic pain since an accident several years ago, both in my leg and chest. I was diagnosed with “chronic pain syndrome” suffering to the point of being hospitalised. I was prescribed drugs and receiving multiple forms of treatment, unable to exercise  for 4 months with no success taking anti-inflams. I was ill to my stomach with medication and receiving ongoing physiotherapy until I found you. I tried Bowen therapy, Osteo, Chiro, Massage and everything, but since treatment at Advanced Myotherapy, there has been significant improvement. I feel so much better knowing what really helps.” – Danni West, Student

“We refer many patients to Myotherapists. I am going to use your technique on my patients. That was amazing. No Chiropractor has ever been able to balance my pelvis like that!” – Dr Caroline Pain – Chiropractor, Mordialloc

“I prefer Matt’s treatment over Physio.” – Jonathan Brown, Brisbane Lions 

 I have not been getting the usual headaches which is a nice change.” – Wenona Lok, Kew

“Success in the Melbourne marathon in tough conditions a pb of 5.06 half an hour faster than expected! Legs feel great thanks to training and Advanced Myotherapy!”   Joanne Baxas

“Self Care is the key word for 2012….highly advocated by Advanced Myotherapy ….thanks for the inspiration Advanced Myotherapy…..although I am ageing I get much more out of my body than ever before!”  – Cindy James, Melbourne – Interiors That Fit

Spring Back from Winter

Less than a month until Spring is back & the Sun shines through the Winter clouds! And as usual, we have news.

This month we are announcing our new “Symptom Specific” treatments designed specifically to target problem areas, tight spots and injuries to help you Spring back to recovery.

New to Advanced Myotherapthy, 30-minute targeted treatments have never been offered before, given there are so many muscles in the body to get through in less than an hour. Though we have been seeing more and more clients walking through the door with all sorts of injuries from sports to work or accident related strains, that we would be silly to focus on anything other than the issue at hand.

And everyone knows that we don’t like to send people home with ongoing complaints. Especially since yesterday when we had two professional athletes drive 6 hours from interstate, JUST for treatment at Advanced Myotherapy!

So…needless to say we don’t like to dissapoint, and are pleased to announce our New 30-minute Symptom Specific treatments.

Well it’s August again and at Advanced Myotherapy we are seeing so many tight muscles, tensing up to protect the organs inside from the cold…and though we know it’s easy to forget, we would like encourage maintaining the habit of applying heat to stiff muscles in the Winter’s cold. Remember to use your Heat / Wheat bag regularly during these colder times.

On that note, we shall leave you now with a refresher of last August at Advanced Myotherapy in recognition of the 1 year anneversary of our new website, and shall look forward to celebrating our 4 years since establishing Advanced Myotherapy next month with the launch of our first book together, titled Self Care Medicine. Until then, stay tuned on facebook & twitter for regular updates, tips and inspiration.

August at Advanced Myotherapy

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Kick that pain in the butt

Glute and Hip pain is caused by stiff muscles surrounding the weight bearing hip joints. Lower back and pelvic tilt issues can also contribute to hip problems and at Advanced Myotherapy we have a number of effective techniques of tackling the root causes of these imbalances for lasting results.  
 
We have helped many people avoid taking pills or resorting to surgery for issues like sciatica and hip problems, which has often times been the very first recommendation. With correct treatment and self care advice many of our patients have been able to recover from such problems with ease. 
 
Hip pain and glut tightness can come from trauma to the area from accidents, slips or other types of injury, causing problematic symptoms like sciatica and nerve root compression. In some cases hip pain is developed due to a lack of strength where as glut tension can be a result of inflexibility or incorrect sitting posture.
 
The nerve roots compression that develops sciatica and hip pain can lead to serious long term degeneration and premature ageing. What we do at Advanced Myotherapy is find the cause of the such problems by making a thorough assessment, so as to direct the approach of treatment.
 
Our treatment is advanced with prescribed self care to prevent further issues and pain as well as improve the issues at the core of the problem. 


To increase the speed of recovery from hip and glut pain it’s important to maintain a healthy body weight and normal range of motion. Weight resistance training is an important aspect in avoiding injuries related to weakness and poor muscle health. We have a number of self care techniques that our clients swear by, in effectively treating glut and hip pain. If you would like to know how to kick that pain in the butt, give us a call today. 


We at Advanced Myotherapy Carlton would love to hear from you if you have any questions and are looking to manage pain naturally without drugs or costly treatments without any real results.  

 

 


 

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