Industry Experience

With 20 years of industry experience, you can rest assured Advanced Myotherapy will offer a professional and efficient service.

Award Winning

Since 2013, we have won the service award for every year, so you can have peace of mind knowing we will deliver exceptional services.

Retention Rate

We pride ourselves on our strong retention rate. We are always going the extra mile to ensure our clients are satisfied with our services.

Family Owned

We are a family-owned and operated business with qualified myotherapists who will ensure you live pain-free.

Highly Experienced Myotherapists

With clinics in Carlton, Northcote & Yea, our team is renowned for successfully treating complex and severe musculo-skeletal pain conditions. Advanced Myotherapy has helped thousands of people overcome seemingly incurable conditions.

Treating elite and professional athletes as well as a wide range of injuries daily, we have a strong focus on corrective care education. Our passion is facilitating injury recovery beyond medical expectation and prognosis. 

Pictured with Leah

Founder Matthew Cleary

Author of Moving Beyond Pain & Self Care Medicine

Matthew Cleary is a Myotherapist with 20 years experience and is the co-author of “Self Care Medicine” and “Moving Beyond Pain” with his partner Leah Jade.

Matthew is a Mentor to Myotherapists and Consultant who has a passion for industry excellence.

Matthew is part of the historical AFL success of the Brisbane Lions, working with them through achieving 4 consecutive Grand Finals, with 3-peat premierships from 2001.

He has been a highly sought after therapist since working with the team for ten years. Offered his own full time clinic with the Brisbane Lions at the GABBA, Matthew chose to stay in Melbourne, opening Advanced Myotherapy.

As an industry leader, Matthew has been consulted by many fellow health professionals in clinical practice and skills development, and provides ongoing support and professional development at Advanced Myotherapy.

Matthew has been interviewed for his career success by NMIT in both 2002 & 2014 and has achieved 6 service awards since establishing Advanced Myotherapy.

Together with his partner Leah, also a Natural therapist and Yoga Teacher, Matthew continues to offer his team ongoing coaching and professional development while homeschooling their young children and running the clinics from behind the scenes.

Who we treat

Among our clients

Athletes . High Performers . Premiership Players

  • Premiership teams including:
  • The Melbourne Mustangs Ice Hockey team
  • The Melbourne Ice Hockey team through their 3-peat championship
  • The Brisbane Lions AFL football team, during their 3-peat premiership
  • Premier Soccer League team the Oakley Cannons &
  • Melbourne Rebels Rugby team
  • The South African Rugby Union League
  • Professional Cricket players & Boxers
  • Power lifters & National Body building competitors
  • Martial artists
  • Marathon competitors
  • Circus performers & Gymnasts
  • Health Industry Executives, Surgeons & Entrepreneurs
  • AFL Champions

Jamil Malikyar – Myotherapist

Diploma Remedial Massage, Victoria University 2015
Advanced Diploma Myotherapy, RMIT 2016

With an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy, Jamil has 7 years experience in the field and prides himself on his drive and passion. Jamil is is a dedicated full time member of the Advanced Myotherapy team.

In his spare time, Jamil’s passion is playing soccer and walking his dogs.


“I went in and I was struggling to walk and bend over from a major sore back. An hour session later with Jamil and I walked out feeling amazing. 24 hours later I was back playing squash and most of the pain had gone. A second session a week later and I made a full recovery . The treatment by Jamil was very professional . He explained himself and ensured I was very comfortable. Thanks Jamil . Your a star.” – Nazih Dib

“I’ve had recurring injuries that couldn’t be fixed from previous doctors, physios, you name it! But, advanced myotherapy and specifically my myotherapist (jamil) solved all these issues… and I couldn’t be happier. I really enjoy the intriguing aspects of cupping and acupuncture. I really recommend this to people who can’t resolve their physical injuries/issues. Thank you!! 5/5” – Oliver Kmita

Craig D’Costa, Myotherapist, Martial Arts Instructor

Advanced Diploma Myotherapy 2015
BHsc Myotherapy 2018, Endeavor College of Natural Health

Craig is a not only a Degree qualified Myotherapist but he’s also a Remedial/ Sports Massage Therapist (since 2014)

Head Sports Trainer/ Therapist for, North Sunshine Eagles FC and Martial Art’s/ Tae Kwon Do Instructor since 2011


“Phenomenal treatment with Craig @ Advanced Myotherapy, Northcote!
It was fantastic to have such an engaging person heading up my treatment. Craig listened to my history, treated with a rounded approach (massage and dry needling) and provided exercises for me to take-away.

I had no idea my posture was the root cause of so many problem areas (glutes, traps, neck, shoulders etc.). It just felt like my entire body had been ‘reset’ much like when starting up a computer. I had dinner plans right after the treatment and even the crew commented on my glow 🙂 Well done to Craig & Advanced Myotherapy, Northcote; I will return!” Will Choi

Liz Romanin, Myotherapist

Diploma Remedial Massage 2010, Box Hill Institute
Advanced Diploma Myotherapy RMIT 2015

With 11 years industry experience, Liz has both a Diploma of Remedial Massage (2010) & an Adv. Dip of Myotherapy (2015).

She has treated elite athletes such as Melbourne City FC, Melbourne United, Australian Institute of ballet and other athletes in which she has gained great experience from.

She enjoys treating soft tissue musculoskeletal injuries, using Trigger point therapy, Dry needling and Muscle energy techniques.

Liz’s focus lies in educating clients in maintaining wellbeing and alleviating pain


“Being a landscaper I’ve had lower back troubles over the years. After seeing Liz, she has been able to pinpoint the problem straight away and resolve the issue for me. Service and professionalism of the clinic is second to none, wouldn’t go anywhere else.” – James Reeve

“My favourite place to come to get a little tortured! I always feel 150% better after coming in to see Liz” – Tofu Studio

Brett Warren, Myotherapist

Advanced Diploma Myotherapy RMIT University 2014

Brett studied at RMIT university from 2012 to 2014 and graduated with an advanced diploma of myotherapy. Through his time at RMIT, Brett has had placement at Melbourne Victory football club, AFL Essendon football club and the recruitment AFL series.

From 2014 Brett, has been full time Myotherapist. His interest in myotherapy has always been the maintenance and improvement of optimal performance for his clients in addition to keeping them pain and injury free, he does this by his proficient knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and thorough clinical assessment. This is all backed up by his very hands on skill set combined with precise corrective exercise regimes.

With his broad knowledge and interest in Sports and general health and fitness Brett prides himself on always being up to date with new techniques and practices that may benefit his patients.

Chantal Cavanagh, Myotherapist

Diploma Remedial Massage 2013
Advanced Dip in Myo at MIMT 2015

Chantal is a fully qualified Remedial Massage therapist and has been a Myotherapist as well since 2015. She also studied Naturopathy for 4 years and has in-depth knowledge and a keen interest in nutrition as medicine.

As a Reiki practitioner, her style of massage is very intuitive as she strongly believes in the connection between the physical and emotional body and how dis-ease can manifest. Chantal gains satisfaction from making a positive difference in the well-being of others.


“My experience was very positive, starting with a very easy booking process. The space was beautiful and calming and I felt comfortable and at ease almost instantly.

Chantal was warm and understanding when listening to my concerns, and guided me throughout the process so I always knew what to expect and how to breathe through the massage.

Chantal also offered great advice on self-care at home and relevant referral points. After the massage, I felt like a weight had been lifted off and I could breathe again! Would highly recommend Advanced Myotherapy to anyone.” – Catherine Harris (Upper back pain and tightness in chest)

David Toshack, Yoga Instructor, Remedial & Myotherapist

Diploma Remedial Massage 2012
Advanced Dip 2016
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant & Yoga Instructor

Carlton & Yea

With 8 Years experience and a therapist & Yoga teacher, David offers personal experience in recovering from debilitating pain conditions using the very modalities he now incorporates as a therapist.

Inspired by the transformation both he and his clients have been able to make in moving beyond pain, David has built a fantastic reputation among his clients since making a dramatic lifestyle and career change from being a software engineer a number of years ago.

Diagnosed with scoliosis and fibromyalgia himself, David offers personal insight into what it takes to manage pain and realign the body naturally. Previously a Basketball player, David also understands athletic injuries and recovery principles well. His experience as an athlete himself lends itself well to Advanced Myotherapy’s sporting injury recovery clients.

“I came for chronic back pain and had a session with David and he was very professional and gave me helpful advice to look after my back.” -Leo Palacio

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