Aaron Pidgeon – Sports Massage Specialist
Aaron, the principal 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 Rugby. Aaron has conducted sports massage clinics both in London and at the exclusive Alpine ski resort of Courchevel 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.
Travis Robertson – Myotherapist
Over the course of his career, Travis has worked in multiple facets of private practice and treated clients from many different activity/sports settings.
Being from a professional ballet and dance background, he has not only worked closely with dancers and musicians, but his practice has also seen him work with Soccer, AFL, Futsal, and
some competitive martial artists.
Due to the nature of his former profession, Travis’ understanding and application of strength and mobility begins with a strong base, literally, and he likes to incorporate balance and proprioception for this base where applicable, as body awareness is an important part of strength and rehabilitation.
In terms of biomechanics and rehabilitation, regardless of the area of the body, Travis like to try and see the deficit as it relates to areas of high mobility, like the ankle, hips, upper back, or shoulders and tries to incorporate rotation into a program, as this movement is often left out.
Travis likes to find engaging ways of making clients responsible for their gains and goals.
He is also an avid climber, with a particular grip on bouldering, and has treated many of his fellow climbers as he is able to understand their concerns, needs, and goals.
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.
Magda Cymanek – Remedial Massage Therapist
Magda is an Australia-trained Remedial Massage Therapist with over 12 years of experience working with athletes and dancers in Australia and overseas.
In the last few years her practice has developed into a comprehensive style combining highly effective techniques to provide immediate relief from acute pain and greatly improve chronic musculoskeletal problems. She combines deep tissue massage with trigger point therapy, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, exercise therapy, and clinical aromatherapy.
Magda works with sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, and postural imbalance in order to build stability in the body for optimal alignment, mobility, and movement performance.
She has a keen interest in detox and cellular regeneration processes to support the natural regeneration processes of the human body. She is also trained in Thai abdominal massage, Watsu, and elements of aquatherapy.
Magda loves freediving, hot yoga, Pilates, photography and travel, and as a therapist regularly takes part in sports and holistic retreats.
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