Associate Diploma Of Health Science Myotherapy 1995 Fitness Instructor 1996 Pilates 2004 Toni Moynihan Award in 2011
Cher is originally from Wahgunyah, Victoria. Cher started her business in 1995 in Shepparton as a single owner operator.
Shepparton Myotherapy became Fix Muscle Performance and moved to new location in March 2017 and now employs 22 staff members at 116 Corio Street Shepparton.
Cher has been involved in World Cycling working with Garmin Cervelo and Orica Green Edge between 2009 to 2014.
Cher created an App called MyoCycle in 2013 alongside World Champion and Australian Gold Medialsit Brett Lancaster.
Cher is the founder of the event “Prepare Like A Pro” daubing in 2015.
After over 20 years in business Cher still has fierce passion for Myotherapy and the future of the industry. The clinic accepts many High School Work Experience Students as well as Myotherapy University Students needing to complete their observation hours, Cher is happy to provide this opportunity as she believes this is how you nurture the future of this fabulous profession.
AdvDip of Myotherapy Cert Reformer Pilates
Alissa completed her Advance Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT University and graduated in 2004.
After completing her studies Alissa returned to her home town of Shepparton where she commenced practicing from a chiropractic clinic before joining the Shepparton Myotherapy & Pilates team in 2008.
In 2008 Alissa also completed her Certification of Reformer Pilates.
•Personal Training •Infant Massage Instructor •Training and Assessment
Adv.Dip. of Myotherapy Cert. for Clinical Pilates Instructor
Anna completed her Myotherapy studies in 2001. Anna has been in the health care industry for over 15 years, working in private multi-disciplinary clinics in Shepparton, Melbourne and the UK. In 2011 Anna also completed her Clinical Pilates Instructor certificate.
Anna’s passion for health and wellbeing developed as a result of an active lifestyle from a young age. Anna is a passionate therapist who enjoys working with children, pregnant women as well as treating clients who are experiencing chronic and postural related pain.
Throughout her career Anna has developed a keen interest in working with athletes, from distance runners, to triathletes and cyclists. She has been fortunate enough to work with the Elite Australian Cycle team GreenEDGE on a few of their training camps and tours.
Anna has always had a keen interest in the human body and is fascinated by it’s complexity and functions, which led her to take further studies and to qualify as a Clinical Pilates instructor. In addition to hands on treatment, if required, Anna can assess and write an individual corrective exercise Pilates program to enhance posture and muscle efficiency.
Outside of work Anna loves to run, having competed in many marathons and half marathons globally. Anna also enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, hiking, and anything to do with the mountains, especially snow skiing.
AdvDip of Myotherapy Cert Reformer Pilates
Sarah completed her Advance Diploma of Myotherapy at the Australian College of Sports Therapy and graduated in 2011. After completing her studies Sarah returned to the Goulburn Valley where she joined the Fix Muscle Performance team in 2011. In 2011 Sarah also completed her Certification of Reformer Pilates.
Through sport Sarah found that Myotherapy was the most effective for her needs and this helped her deicide that she wanted to become a Myotherapist,.
Sarah enjoys being a Myotherapist as Myotherapy is a hands on and effective method of treatment. Sarah finds most people walk out feeling better than they walked in. Sarah also receives satisfaction from the progress her clients are making by seeing and feeling clear changes in their soft issue after each session.
In addition to hands on treatment, if required, Sarah can assess and write an individual corrective exercise Pilates program to enhance posture and muscle efficiency.
Outside work Sarah enjoys sports, the outdoors, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.
AdvDip of Myotherapy Cert Reformer Pilates
Tegan completed her Advance Diploma of Myotherapy at the Australian College of Sports Therapy and graduated in 2012. After completing her studies Tegan returned to the Goulburn Valley where she joined the Fix Muscle Performance in 2012. In 2014 Tegan also completed her Certification of Reformer Pilates.
Tegan decided to become a Myotherapist as she has always had an interest in sport, sports injuries, the body and how it all works.
Tegan enjoys helping people with their conditions and enjoys treating all areas of the body but in particular leg, back and hip injuries and any sports related injuries
Outside work you may find Tegan on the Hockey fields – she currently plays for Echuca
Evan (Colin) Cooknell
AdvDip of Myotherapy Cert Reformer Pilates
Evan completed his Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy in 2012; Evan continued his studies further by completing his Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at the Australian College of Sports Therapy and graduated in 2013. After completing his studies Evan returned to the Goulburn Valley where he joined the Shepparton Myotherapy & Pilates team in August 2013. In 2014 Evan also completed his Certification of Reformer Pilates.
Evan decided to become a Myotherapist as he has always had an interested in sport and their associated injuries; Evan was eager to learn to help people recover from these injuries.
Evan is also very interested in working with elite sports, especially AFL and saw a Myotherapy career as a pathway to this.
Evan enjoys helping people; being able to provide people with treatment on their injury or condition and providing them with knowledge and advice to help them have a more positive outlook on what’s happening within their body is a highlight for him.
Evan also enjoys the variety that being a Myotherapist can bring (no day is ever the same) and building positive client / therapist rapport.
Outside work you may find Evan on the Tennis courts – he currently plays for Shepparton Noth Tennis Club or on the Football Netball sidelines as a trainer – currently at Congupna Football Netball Club.
Adv Dip of Myotherapy
Courtney completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Murray College of Health Education in 2014. After completing her studies Courtney worked at a day spa before joining the Shepparton Myotherapy & Pilates team in 2014.
In 2016, Courtney decided to return to university part time to complete her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT and graduated later that year.
During 2016 Courtney was privileged enough to begin working along side Melbourne United Basketball Team. Since working with the team Courtney has been able to experience the world of elite sport while furthering her knowledge in treating basketball related injuries.
In the clinic, Courtney enjoys treating a variety of conditions, but in particular she enjoys treating headache, neck and shoulder complaints. Dry Needling is a treatment method that Courtney thouroughly enjoys.
AdvDip of Myotherapy Cert Reformer Pilates
Adrian completed his Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT Melbourne in 2015. After completing his studies Adrian joined the Shepparton Myotherapy & Pilates team in 2016.
Adrian decided to become a Myotherapist as he had always been very interested in the physical activity/therapy world and has always been active himself. The idea of being able to work in a physical environment and help to decrease people's pain and increase their quality of life was very appealing to Adrian.
Adrian enjoys being able to apply his skills to help reduce people's pain, recover from injury and just be happier in general.
Outside of work you will find Adrian playing and coaching football at the Strathmerton Football Club.
AdvDip of Myotherapy
Ingrid completed her Advance Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT Melbourne in 2017. After completing her studies Ingrid joined the team at Fix Muscle Performance in 2017.
Ingrid grew up in Broken Hill and moved to Tatura in 2013 to follow family.
Ingrid has worked in Kyabram as a Remedial Therapist for 2 years before returning to uni to further her studies as a Myotherapist.
Growing up in a family where health & fitness were important kick started Ingrid’s fascination and respect for the body, how muscles work & what they need to function.
From sports injuries to posture related discomfort & nerve pain, Ingrid enjoys watching & feeling the difference in her client’s pathologies as they improve with every session.
During Ingrid’s time at uni she completed a research assignment addressing posture to improve hamstring range of motion & having been a football trainer in the KDL for 5 years, this is her favourite area to treat.
Outside of work Ingrid enjoys her footy in the winter & being outdoors in the summer. She loves to travel but is most content when socialising with family & friends.
AdvDip of Sports Therapy Cert Reformer Pilates
Blaise completed her Advanced Diploma of Sports Therapy at Australian College of Sports Therapy in 2015. After completing her studies Blaise came to the Goulburn Valley where she joined the Fix Muscle Performance team in 2016.
Blaise decided to become a Sports Therapist as it combined her passion for sport and movement with helping people and their well-being.
Blaise enjoys interacting and communicating with people as well as being able to problem solve within her client’s needs, she also enjoys seeing improvements while having a hands on approach.
Outside of work Blaise enjoys playing netball, water skiing, paddle boarding, camping/outdoors
Masters of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Jack completed his Bachelor of sport and exercise science in 2016 then went on to complete his Master in clinical exercise science and rehabilitation 2018. Jack is a member of the Exercise & Sports Science of Australia (ESSA).
As a qualified Exercise Physiologists (EP), Jack is equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.
Jack has a genuine passion for helping people and assisting them in their recovery program and says there is nothing more rewarding that knowing that you been able to contribute and make a difference to improving their clinical outcomes.
Jack is currently playing for Uni Blacks in Melbourne and has also played locally for Congupna and Shepparton United Football Clubs.
Dip of Remedial Massage Cert Reformer Pilates
Lucy completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Murray College of Health Education and graduated in 1996.
After completing her studies, Lucy stayed in the Murray Region while she operated her own clinic for 3 years before heading to Perth to work in a busy inner suburban Sports Massage Clinic.
While based in Perth, Lucy was given the opportunity to work with the Men’s Australian Cricket Team (2002 – 2007).
In 2004 Lucy returned to Victoria and split her time between Shepparton Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Clinic, and Goulburn Valley Physiotherapy Clinic while still touring with the Men’s Australian Cricket Team.
In 2007 Lucy joined the Fix Muscle Performance team.
Lucy currently divides her time between her family and the clinic, & is available for appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
For Lucy massage was something that grew from a 'light-bulb-moment' to a career quickly, being able to make people feel better was very appealing and almost alluring! And still is.
• Myofascial cupping • Pregnancy massage
Dip of Remedial Massage Adv NST
Kristy completed her Diploma of Remedial at the Australian College of Massage and graduated in 2012. After completing her studies Kristy returned to her home town where she operates her own business in Euroa. Kristy further developed her skills expanding into N…S…T…. (Bowen Therapy) and completed her Advanced NST Training in 2015. Kristy joined the Fix Muscle Performance team in May 2015
Kristy currently divides her time between Euroa and Shepaprton, & is available for appointments at Shepparton Myotherapy & Pilates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays..
Kristy previously worked as a Pharmacy/Dispensary assistant for 11 years where she developed a passion for helping people; it was this passion that inspired her to pursue a career where she could help people on more of a personal level.
Kristy loves working one on one with her clients to provide pain relief and relaxation. Her favourite condition to treat is migraines.
Outside work Kristy loves spending time with family and friends and her two dogs. She loves eating out and enjoying good company.
•Kristy intents to begin training in Oncolgy massage this July (2016)
Dip of Remedial Massage
Tom completed his Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Australian College of Massage in 2014. Tom joined the Fix Muscle Performance team in January 2016.
Tom became interested in Remedial Massage as he required regular treatments for himself from work and sports related injuries.
Tom gains great satisfaction from being Remedial Massage Therapist as he is able to relief people pain and assists with long term conditions.
Outside of work Tom enjoys completing Triathlons, Cycling and Running.
Dip of Remedial Massage
Lambert completed his Diploma in Remedial Massage at RMIT in 2018 and is currently completing his Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT.
Previously Lambert has trained in Taekwondo for 5years and competed as a black belt in state level competitions, which has given him a great understanding muscle performance in high intensity sport. Currently he has a keen interest in performing arts and is learning gymnastics at the National Institute of Circus Arts, where he also volunteers his services to the students training there. Through his studies at RMIT, Lambert has also enjoyed treating regular athletes of the Melbourne United Basketball team and seeing their improvement to winning the premiership in 2017.
Because of his interests in dynamic sports Lambert has a keen interest in treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, impingements and postural imbalances. Additionally, after briefly studying Manual Lymphatic Drainage he has found an interest in treating acute and chronic inflammation and will be further developing his studies in Lymphatic Drainage in 2019.
Dip of Remedial Massage Dip of Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies
Claire has been a practicing Shiatsu and Remedial Massage Therapist since 2011.
In Canada, her second home, she treated the snow sports enthusiasts of Whistler and back in her hometown of Mornington Peninsula, she trained Massage Therapists and managed a destination Day Spa. On the side she dedicates time to providing wellness in the workplace, giving Shiatsu for staff throughout Melbourne.
Claire loves giving her clients a treatment that restores the body to its full capacity through combining her knowledge and skills in Eastern and Western practices.
She is currently completing her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy to further refine her skills to ensure every client will receive the optimum treatment for their individual needs.
Claire lives for travel adventures and excited to play her first official season of Womens AFL for the Mugers (Melbourne University) in 2019.
She finds cooking relaxing and loves to enjoy it with quality friends and wine.
Her dream is to live aboard a sailboat, but there is plenty of years left to enjoy lots of other exciting times in life to take by the horns and have one heck of a good time.
Dip of Remedial Massage Adv Dip of Myotherapy
Eric completed his Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2015 & has recently completed his Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT in November 2018.
Eric’s passion for the industry developed after suffering a rather serious & complicated shoulder injury in 2010 which took him 3 years to fully recover from. During this time he developed a passion for the health industry which has led him to pursue a career firstly in remedial massage & now in Myotherapy.
Eric enjoys helping people from all walks of life with injuries or conditions to allow them to recover in order to achieve a better quality of life.
Eric is lucky enough to be currently working alongside the Melbourne United Basketball team with the physio department to assist the players to recover from injuries in order to be able to play & compete at an optimal level.
Eric has a keen interest in treating neurological problems & looks forward to being able to apply his skills & knowledge in order to help reduce pain, help recover from injury & to help improve the quality of life for his clients.
Many years of hospitality work contributed to a dysfunctional body. This led me to search for a new career path.
In 2005 I completed my Clinical Pilates training, then in 2007 I studied in Clinical Yoga.
After many years of my own personal practice and also the honour of teaching others I can honestly say that I have improved my life through better movement, posture and breathing.
My approach to teaching is a blend of my own experience of Pilates and Yoga. My intention in teaching is to inspire others on their own unique journey to find a balanced body and a quite mind.
Additional studies: - Pregnancy Pilates - Children's Yoga - Kinetic Link Training
Yoga is a practice for the whole of our lives. Whether we come to it for exercise or relaxation, the effects of a sincere and consistent practice are transformative on all levels. I turned to yoga more than 20 years ago after being told I would never recover from injuries and began to heal. In 2012, I qualified as an AYI Yoga instructor.
I now want to share the many benefits of yoga, not just the physical but the awareness it brings to help lead a happier life. Classes are Hatha based but include other styles, Vinyassa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yin & restorative yoga. Pranayama (breath control) and meditation are also an intricate part of class. Students are encouraged to listen to their own body and know its needs and capabilities. We are all different; there is no one size fits all.
My intention is to guide not over ride and create an environment where students can build self-reliance both on and off the mat.
Since a very young age, Jessica has been exploring a variety of activities including gymnastics, martial arts, folkloric dances and was formally trained as a classical ballet dancer. Her passion about body movement techniques involved a deep curiosity about physiology, what led her to pursue a career in life sciences. Born in Mexico, Jessica moved to Australia in 2008 as a neuroscientist. She tried yoga for the first time in 2010, and found it solved old injuries, recovered her fitness, managed the stress of her modern busy life and aided in the process of adaptation to a new country. After one year of yoga self-study, she decided to share her learning by teaching.
On 2011, she completed a Yoga Teaching Training program accredited by the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia. By 2014, she started teaching a unique yoga dance style; Asanadance and later on 2016 she created BalletFIT. Jessica constantly keeps learning yoga and other movement techniques from experienced teachers, adjusting and improving her own yoga style.
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