World-class Athletes who were part of the Athens 2004 Olympics being treated by Elite Myotherapy.
I have been seeing Liz for about 5 years now and I always wanted to share my feedback. As usual life gets in the way and you don't end up doing it (sad excuse but true ). Although Liz knows through my thank you messages but I wanted to make sure the positive feedback reaches you Sam. I initially started seeing Liz due to migraine pains that she helped me fix. This led on to her supporting me through my journey of running, all the way to the New York Marathon 2015. Liz is the most supportive, sincere and selfless person I have ever met. I am amazed at the skill and knowledge she has but even more impressed at how easy and welcome she makes you feel every time you come to the clinic. After a few injuries over the past few years that took quite a while to heal, I never thought I would run this marathon. Liz was a major part of this journey and I just wanted to share my gratitude and experience. Thank you
Samantha Rigby our General Manager presented at The Melbourne Institute of Massage on Sunday 12th of July 2015 about her passion and vision for the industry, her clients and her company and received this email from a student the following week.
I was in the class that you came and presented to yesterday and I wanted to say a huge thanks for taking the time to come and speak to us.
I found you and your insights absolutely inspiring, and reinvigorated me! It's been tricky trying to envision how to transition from my corporate career into this one, even though its what I want to pursue above all else.
Your presentation really resonated with me as I too feel really strongly that a holistic approach to health and injury management is necessary to be effective....ultimately, one day, my dream is to operate a studio that offers both myo/massage and pilates; as pilates has changed my body and my soft tissue injuries more than anything else I've ever tried (coupled with treatment, obviously!). I feel like myo and pilates are really complementary and by offering people a really simple pathway from treatment to strengthening/improving as prehab, such great results could be achieved for both mind and body.
Your session yesterday also re-affirmed for me that I don't feel as though I have adequate treatment skills or skills that are really practical - I feel like I have done a lot of learning of assessment, special tests, and theory; but because of the blended delivery of our course, not as much 'hands on bodies'.
I am practicing all the time on friends, a lot of whom are amateur athletes, and doing so much reading of journal articles and videos to try and further my knowledge and try new approaches. I'm also volunteering my services to my soccer club, for recovery massage and pre-game treatment.
I think as a result of yesterday, I'm going to drop my work down to four days a week next year and complete the Adv Diploma of Myo at either RMIT, ACST or MIMT, as I feel I still need to learn and practice more. I note a lot of your staff have completed their course at the former two!
Anyway, a long rambling email, but I just wanted to say thankyou. You motivated me and your passion made me believe I can really get to where I want to be, eventually, if I keep at it.
If ever there are opportunities to undertake placement (observation) or mentoring through your clinics, I would be super keen to gain any insight or experience on offer.
Have a great week :)
Hi Elite Team,
Just a quick email to let you know that I am very impressed with Nicole at Greensborough, she is very friendly and welcoming.
I have previously been to a physio and was not happy with the results she was getting.
Three visits to Nicole and I feel I am on my way to recovery.
Nicole radiates confidence and made me feel that I was in the hands of a professional that knows what she is doing.
I am also very impressed also with the print out exercise plan she gave me, to do exercises at home. Its very clear and easy to follow the steps. My Physio did some chook scratchings on paper but when I got home these were very hard to follow.
Nicole is a great asset to your business.
Many thanks for a great service
Good Afternoon Sam,
Just wanted to pop you an email to let you know how wonderful Nichole is down at Greensborough. I am in a pretty bad way at the moment (MY MUCLES ARE ANGRY). I had an appointment with Nichole earlier in the week and she was brilliant explaining the what, why, when, where and how to me re my treatment which was great to understand why my body was the way it was. Her approach and dealing with your customers is second to none. On leaving she gave me a list of things to do to reap the benefits of what she had done. ie drink lots of water, apply cream, stretches and hot wheatbag etc. We then made an appointment for Saturday for her to check me again.
Then I got home and was very sore which I expected (as I said I was in a very bad way, couldn’t move, headaches the hole kit and caboodle) and she really gave my muscles a good work out. I am a lot better today, it seems to have calmed down since yesterday.
WELL DONE TO YOUR TEAM. They have made me feel important to them.
My Muscles thank them too.
Amazing Job Rob!
I was introduced to Rob at Elite Myotherapy through my husband, who had been seeing him for back pain.
I originally saw Rob for a hip injury which was quite debilitating, within two to three sessions Rob had me up and going to near perfection. Since then I have had other niggling injuries, ankle, calf and elbow which he has also performed his magic on.
I have also referred many clients/friends to Rob, whom all have been extremely satisfied with his professionalism and dedication to identifying and treating their injuries. I would highly recommend Rob and the team at Elite Myotherapy as the first choice to all their sports injuries and muscle pains.
Thanks Elite for looking after my kids!
Over the last few years, all three of my kids have been to see Liz for a variety of issues relating to their feet, heels and knees during periods of growth and development. Liz’s combination of obvious expert diagnosis and care, combined with her terrific sense of humour and ability to relate to children, were a perfect fit for my kids. Under Liz’s personal care, my kids and I all felt completely comfortable, all of their issues were quickly resolved, and they were back playing their sports of choice with minimal downtime. I have known many other kids with similar conditions who have been sidelined from sport for quite extended periods, so we were all thrilled to get such great results. And even now, they still love to go back and see Liz, from time to time, just for a “tune up”
I've been meaning to write to you for some time.
I was referred to your team by my family doctor early last year. I've had ongoing treatment of my back for a number of years.
Like many, I've tried lots of therapy but decided that an hour of Myotherapy is so much better than 7 minutes of chiropractic therapy or 20 minutes of Physiotheraphy
Your Myotherapist Justine is a delight!
She is looking after me, my wife and three of my children. I expect my other two children will soon be with her too.
Sadly, I think my wife and I have inflicted poor genes and back issues on our kids!
Anyway, from my perspective, Justine knows her stuff.
For me, I'm 53 with dodgy joints, but desperate to be running (at the moment 6.35km every second day) Justine enables that. So, my message is, not only do we greatly appreciate Justine's professional skill, but we love her bed side manner; we know she cares for us. She is therapeutic for each of us and I tell the world about Elite Myotherapy
For some time I have had a problem with the muscles in and around my left hip and have seen a number of different practitioners but it was not until I visited Caitlin Smith at Elite Myotherapy Toorak that the problem was correctly diagnosed and treated.
I am a Fitness Professional (Personal Trainer and group Fitness Instructor) and know quite a lot about muscle and joint function. Over five weeks I have been treated by Caitlin five times and am thoroughly impressed by her depth of knowledge, professionalism and the way she goes about her treatments.
To say I am extremely happy about the outcome is an understatement and I have no hesitation in recommending her... Thanks Caitlin.
I just wanted to report into you after 3 Friday sessions with Victoria. I am very pleased to say that it has been a very good experience. I have had rapid change, not all good but at least we are moving pain from some areas that have had pain for as long as I can remember.
I have also responded very well mentally to Vicky, with a heightened awareness of my physical feelings, aches, pains and of course they way I am holding my body up. Although it has been a gruelling 3 weeks physically I am really quite tired from all the new postures, and working muscles, it has been a success to date. Both Vicky & I are very keen not to get excited or ahead of ourselves as there is still a long way to go, however I have come further than I have with any other type of treatment.
Thank you for your understanding at the beginning too. I have been utterly impressed with your organisation. May I also say that Vicky is just great at all she does, even doing some reading up on my symptoms & calling me mid week to remind me of my goals for the week. Thank you to you & Vicky.
Just a short note to say I was very happy with the treatment I received from Andrew Pell (Elite Myotherapy) recently. Andrew quickly diagnosed the problem and knew exactly what to do to fix it.
I had quite severe foot pain and muscle tightness in the lower legs, and Andrew's few sessions and advice on footwear and stretching made all the difference.
Currently in training for the 100km Around the Bay bike ride. Feet in perfect working order!
To Whom It May Concern:
I have been visiting Andrew Pell at Elite Myotherapy for approximately the past 6 months. I had been in considerable discomfit with a sore back for years. I had tried almost everything from orthopoedic specialist, physiotherapy, manipulation therapy, spinal clinics massage etc. I have been extremely happy with the treatment I have been receiving from Andrew.
He is very thorough, and his knowledge of the muscles and joints of the body has been evident at all times. The treatment I have received including a combination of massage and 'dry needling' has been extremely successful.
I would be delighted to recommend him to anyone. He has done a fantastic job on my back.
The service was so fantastic that I have had no problems afterwards with my back at all! Isaac was fantastic and I have recommended him to a few other people I know! Thank you
Just a quick note to say thank you for helping me to become pain free. For 6 months I have had restricted movement with my left arm and severe pain in my neck and right shoulder.
I have seen more than 6 different practitioners and had very little relief. I am amazed that after just one myotherapy session with you, I was virtually pain free and had unrestricted movement of my left arm again.
I certainly did not expect to get such a great result so quickly. Thank you so much.
Dear Liz, Welcome back!
I am much more confident and know that you will get me thru my 9th Marathon the way you ensured I got thru number 8! For sportspeople in their 50s myotherapy is a must....your professionalism and experience ensure that we are in good hands.
I have recommended you to all my friends...
Prof Michael Q
I always leave a session with Liz feeling better than when I walked in. 'My body has improved dramatically, I'´ve no doubt my regular myotherapy is a key reason for my good health and well being.
Campaigning towards Beijing 2008 in Yachting.
Cheers Liz for all your hard work! Campaigning towards Beijing is a long road. I know I definitely couldn't get out on the water without you. Avoiding injury is so important in sailing; it is a really repetitive sport and pretty strenuous when it's windy.
When I am traveling/ competing overseas I can certainly feel the difference of not being able to get regular treatments.
People then wonder why I want to train at home all the time.
Thanks Mate xo Krystal
I started having hip problems in my early 20's and thought I would need a hip replacement by 40. After only a few treatments my mobility is back, my pain is (virtually) gone and I never needed surgery at all!
Everything was going. Knees, hip, ankles. I just thought I would need surgery! But all my "ailments" were a direct result of my back being out of alignment for so long. Once my chiropractor corrected that he referred me to a myotherapist.
Since seeing Jess my mobility has returned, my pain has (virtually) gone and I certainly don't need surgery. The most refreshing thing about Jess is she actually listens. It has made my recovery so much easier and her treatments are not a burden.
A quick note to say thankyou for seeing me last Thursday with Liz being unavailable. You diagnosis seems spot on. Hence, I’ve been for 2 runs since, and making sure I’m doing good amount of stretching EVERY DAY.
I have pulled up really well from both runs. No back soreness and feeling much better overall. I will let my p/trainer know your comments on addressing my core and particularly hip flexers.
Thanks heaps it was great to meet you and I appreciate your thorough consultation with me. Enjoy your holiday to Hamilton Island!
Sam (tall golfer here),
Thanks for the treatment. A little tender the next couple of days but that was to be expected. Great 4 days down at Tasmania playing a spectacular course.
Based on the person holding the winners trophy (instead of the other 64 competitors), I guess your expert hands worked!!!!
"I most certainly did get what I needed, most thorough, explained things outstandingly well, answered all my questions in ways I can understand (obviously having little knowledge of myotherapy/anatomy etc).
Daniel Price is extremely knowledgable, easy to talk to, I would most definitely recommend him to people that may need his services. I also couldn't have found you any easier to deal with, the convenience of public transport right outside the door is also of great help.
I have made a follow up appointment for two weeks time, so I look forward to going back to see Daniel again."
Kind Regards Mark L
I had pain in my left foot for almost 12 months and had seen various specialists and had numerous xrays/ultrasounds that couldn't pin point what the pain was though all of them knew there was some large inflammation.
No one and nothing (not even orthotics) seemed to relieve the pain so my podiatrist suggested seeing a Myotherapist.
After 4 sessions with Justine in the space of 3 weeks I finally have relief from the pain. Justine worked all through my hips, legs and and feet in a more holistic approach to undo all the muscle tension that was affecting my foot. Using localised dry needling on the painful area also seemed to help with the recovery.
Justine was also an absolute pleasure to converse with and I looked forward to our chats. I would recommend Justine White and Myotherapy to anyone.
Thanks very much,
Hi Sam (and everyone at Elite),
Just wanted to let you know I really enjoy the newsletter and all the great tips you write.
Re this months article, I really love my foam roller.
I had trouble with knee (tracking issues) and hip (bursitis) pain and the roller has been such a help in keeping thigh muscles loosened up and ironing out those bumps. I wish it got rid of some other bumps too but that's a different story!
I also wanted to say how much Cat has helped with my recovery and my on going well being. She is always so helpful, encouraging and positive. Ready to try different things and seek advice from other professionals which I think is indicative of her professionalism and confidence in her job.
Apart from the treatment she has always given me great advice and follow up exercises. I always look forward to my sessions with her. You are lucky to have such great people working for you.
I was introduced to Rob Parry at Elite Myotherapy through my husband, who had been seeing him for back pain.
I originally seen Rob for a hip injury which was quite debilitating, within two to three sessions Rob had me up and going to near perfection. Since then I have had other niggling injuries, ankle, calf and elbow which he has also performed his magic on.
I have also referred many clients/friends to Rob, whom all have been extremely satisfied
with his professionalism and dedication to identifying and treating their injuries. I would highly recommend Rob and the team at Elite Myotherapy as first choice to all their sports injuries and muscle pains.
FITAS Personal Training Studio
Bromham Place, Richmond VIC
With pneumonia I developed a bad cough and somehow hurt my back with the coughing. I could not weight bear at all which meant it was difficult to dress, stand, walk or move.
Kate treated me on Saturday morning and by Sunday morning I already felt relief. After the second treatment already I could move much easier. Kate has not only the professional skills to relieve the pain, but her dedication and attention to my general well-being and lovely personality made it an absolute pleasure to consult her.
My third treatment was therapeutic. There was little or no pain but a very relaxing massage.
I take this opportunity to thank both Elite Myotherapy and Kate for helping me to feel well in a short period.
Marlaine Couzin Wood
Just thought I would write you a little note about my recent return to Elite Myotherapy at Balwyn.
Between 2009 and 2011 I had regular monthly treatments at your Balwyn rooms.
I was always extremely happy with the service, professionalism and treatments provided to me.
In late 2011, my Husband and I moved from Doncaster to Vermont. When we moved I quickly located a local Myotherapy centre. I just thought the 40 minute round trip drive from Vermont to Balwyn was too far to keep being treated at Elite.
I had 3 sessions with a Myotherapist in Vermont and I was not at all happy with their "one size fits all" approach. I felt the therapist didn't listen to me very well and I was in no way getting the relief I was used to after my Elite sessions. My lower back had become sore again and my posture was terrible.
After the third, very average, session in my new local area, I just knew I needed to make the effort to drive the 20 minutes each way, to get back to having my treatments at Elite Myotherapy. And I am so glad I did!
I had my first appointment with Catherine 10 days or so ago, and I left the session feeling fantastic. My muscles had been released, I felt relaxed and I felt my session was tailored made for my chief complaints.
I have already made another 2 appointments with Catherine back at Elite Myotherapy Balwyn.
I'm once again doing my stretches at home, and paying alot more attention to my posture.
My lower back still feels "free" even after 10 days.
I'm so happy with my decision to return to you guys, and my body is already thanking me.
See you on Friday Catherine,