Teresa Marcello – Clinic Manager, Senior Myotherapist and ART Upper Limb practitioner
Teresa graduated from Deakin University with a degree in Human Movement in 2000. Her interest in the field of anatomy and injury rehabilitation led her to complete her Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy from RMIT in 2003.
Over the last 9 years she has gained experience working in private practice treating the general public as well as with sporting athletes, having experience working with AFL teams, the Australian ballet, Victorian gymnastics team, VIS women’s hockey, Victorian junior tennis players, Ironmen, triathletes, marathon runners, cyclists and martial artists.
Teresa has an interest in the treatment of all injuries most of all injuries affecting the shoulder, hips and headaches. With her background in exercise science Teresa uses her knowledge to promote injury rehabilitation post treatment through strength training.
Teresa’s other passions in life include travelling, reading and hiking. Teresa has currently travelled to over 30 countries through Europe, Africa, Central America, the Middle East, India and Asia. The travel highlights so far being Morocco, Italy and Guatemala.
Katie Khougaz – Myotherapist
Katie graduated from Endeavour College of Natural Health with a degree in Health Science in the field of Musculoskeletal injury.
Katie appreciates the difference in each individual’s lifestyle, which can attribute to a combination of symptoms and complaints. Through discussing varying work environments and sporting backgrounds, Katie is dedicated to aiding her clients in returning to their optimal functioning state.
Using her knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and through conducting postural and biomechanical assessments, Katie is able to find the root cause of her clients presenting symptoms. During her treatments she will incorporate neuromuscular techniques, mobilisations, dry needling, cupping and deep tissue manipulation as well as advising home care plans for care away from the clinic.
Katie enjoys working with people with varying complains from all walks of life and sporting backgrounds. Suffering from migraines and headaches herself, Katie holds a special interest in treating neck pain and injuries associated with headaches.
Katie enjoys studying and is in the process of going back to university. Her other passions include travelling, music and waterskiing.
Kate Meszaros – Myotherapist
Kate graduated from a Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Myotherapy in 2009. Since then she has furthered expanded her skillset by doing courses in Myofascial Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and pre and post natal myotherapy. Kate has worked in both private and clinical practices for many years, following her time living in Spain.
Kate has a great interest and knowledge of the structure and function of the human body and believes the correct assessment and treatment protocols can greatly improve everyday life. She has a passion for helping people in pain and discomfort, be it an acute or chronic issue, allowing her to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. She gets great satisfaction from seeing improvement in her patients’ physical and emotional state, allowing them to live a more fulfilling life.
Kate is skilled in a wide range of treatment modalities such as dry-needling and cupping as well as manual therapies such as joint mobilisation, myofascial release and soft tissue mobilisation. She also uses corrective stretching and exercises to educate her patients on correct posture and movement. Kate is a trained Clinical Pilates instructor and enjoys incorporating this into her practice as she strongly believes in the power of functional movements when it comes to pain management and restoration of movement.
Kate has recently completed Part A of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), specialising in lower back and hip disorders particularly disc pathology, SIJ disorders and sciatic pain. MDT is a reliable and research proven process that involves identifying the ‘mechanical’ (movement and postural) cause for pain and empowering the patient to perform movements and postures that can reduce pain and restore function.
Kate is also very interested in nutrition, in particular using food as medicine and has done her own study into this area. In her spare time Kate enjoys surfing, running and doing yoga. She has a love of different cultures and experiences, travelling when she can, having been to South America, Asia and Europe.