Aaron Pidgeon – Sports Massage Specialist
Aaron, the principle practitioner at Melbourne Sports Massage has 20 years’ experience in the alternative health and fitness industry. After training as a medic in the Australia Army, Aaron achieved his Diploma in Applied Science (Naturopathy) and Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapies.
Aaron has worked at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, Hawthorn AFL team (4 seasons) and has worked with other professional football and rugby teams including England Female Rugby and England Touch. Aaron has conducted sports massage clinics both in London and at the exclusive Alpine ski resort of Courcheval 1850, France. During a three-year stint in Sydney he worked with the ex-Wallabies physio, James Sutherland, in private practice, Balmain Sports Medicine
Through his dual passion for snowboarding mainly in Europe and 70.3 ironman, Aaron understands the needs and demands of the dedicated athlete who pushes their body to the limits.
Dean Lambeth – Myotherapist
Hawthorn Hawks Sports Massage Therapist Dean Lambeth has joined the team at Melbourne Sports Massage. He’s a trusted 6 year employee of the family AFL club, after 3 previous years with Richmond. Dean comes to the clinic as both a Remedial Therapist and a Myotherapist. His interest in fitness and training moved him on to become a Personal Trainer as well. With 20 years of experience and professionalism, Dean is ready to help you get back to top fitness.
Alexei – Myotherapist
Alexei has a passion for helping people with a range of musculoskeletal issues, incorporating a thorough physical assessment to guide treatment, and has a special interest in shoulder problems due to his personal experience with multiple shoulder dislocations in his early 20s.
Alexei is passionate about weight training and golf, and is an avid fan of martial arts. His own shoulder rehabilitation, as well as back and hip issues, have given him personal insight into the body’s reaction to injury and the benefits of Myotherapy in improving his sporting performance. This experience fuels his passion for helping people with a range of musculoskeletal issues and he gains great satisfaction in helping people improve their own sporting performance or their daily quality of movement.
Alexei graduated from the Southern School of Natural Therapies with a degree in Clinical Myotherapy, gaining a thorough understanding of a range of musculoskeletal conditions and employs a range of treatment modalities in order to assist in the recovery of his patients to a state of pain-free function. Throughout his time helping people, Alexei has become passionate about injury prevention and rehabilitation. In addition to the benefits of manual therapy, Alexei strongly believes in the body’s natural ability to heal in response to physical exercise and therefore also incorporates a patient-specific, and progressive, exercise program
to aid recovery.
Coby – Myotherapist
Coby is passionate about encouraging people to understand their bodies.
She first heard about myotherapy as a patient herself and it was learning how to listen to her body that inspired a love for myotherapy and helping others. Coby wants people to feel connected to their body. Physical strength and mobility empowers people in so many ways.
Coby helps people get out of pain by creating individualised treatments, using a variety of specific massage techniques and rehab options. A thorough assessment gives her a great understanding of where your needs lie. Together with her clients, she can create achievable long term goals, whether you are seeking pain-free movement, increased mobility, or recovery from injury.
Yuri – Sports Massage Therapist
Yuri’s passion for Remedial Massage developed through personal trauma when he was in his early 20’s. He suffered 2 prolapsed discs whilst playing high level basketball. An uncertain, testing 18 months were to follow.
Yuri managed to avoid lumbar surgery through learning rehabilitation via soft tissue muscle release work, strength training and studying movement patterns. Yuri has over 15 years experience working with a variety of clientele and sporting teams from amateur to international level. He is currently in his sixth year with the AFL Hawthorn Hawks and holds the most senior position at the club as a sports massage therapist.
Yuri is able to deliver a treatment plan for a wide range of conditions through massage, extensive stretch techniques and corrective exercise programming to gain long lasting pain-free results by restoring balance.