Welcome to Optimum Muscular Health

At Optimum Muscular Health our mission is to help everyone who walks through our doors to live their best life.

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I am Teresa Marcello, founder and principal myotherapist at Optimum Muscular Health. Firstly I would like to THANK YOU for taking the time out of your busy day to visit us, and explore how we can help you in your journey to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

How will you know if we are the right place for you?

If you:

  • Are currently in pain
  • Have chronic recurring pain or stiffness
  • Have a ‘niggle’ that just won’t go away
  • Need a regular “maintenance” treatment, because of a chronic syndrome or because of repetitive positions or movements at work
  • Are suffering from a sporting or recreational injury
Then you have definitely come to the right place, and we would love to help you on your journey!

Here’s answers to our most common questions

When should I see a Myotherapist?

Myotherapy treatments are beneficial at any point during the corrective, rehabilitative or preventative stage of an injury.  Certainly, if you’ve been experiencing any muscular pain for more than a few days. Symptoms may include a ‘deep ache’, ‘tightness’ or ‘tenderness’ in an area. Other symptoms can include stiffness, tingling or numbness, weakness, fatigue or a decreased range of motion.

What to should I expect from my initial consultation at Optimum Muscular Health?

Myotherapy treatments are also great as a preventative, with our postural and biomechanical assessments we can ensure you continue to function at an optimum level. We all know the old saying that “prevention is better than cure!” At Optimum Muscular Health we believe that the key to treating effectively is determining the underlying causes of a symptom. Therefore a detailed assessment will be performed which will include the following: A detailed history of your presenting condition, a general medical history and any relevant information regarding occupation, activities or previous injuries. Postural and biomechanical screening of relevant areas. Range of motion and muscle testing An effective hands on treatment will follow, utilising techniques such as muscle manipulation, myofascial release, dry needling, trigger point therapy, active/ passive stretching. A personalised treatment plan will be developed for you outlining treatment, prevention or management of your condition. This may include postural correction, stretches or corrective exercises.

Does my health fund cover Myotherapy?

Yes, myotherapy is covered under the ‘ancillary’ or ‘extras’ cover of most major health funds. Check with your health fund as there are many different levels of cover. Hicaps is available for instant rebates with participating health funds.

Do I need a referral to see a Myotherapist?

No, you are not required to get a referral, although many health professional will refer to Myotherapists for specific muscular treatment.

Is Myotherapy covered under Workcover?

No, you are not required to get a referral, although many health professional will refer to Myotherapists for specific muscular treatment.

We are experts in treating musculoskeletal injuries

Teresa Marcello
Senior Myotherapist
Aristotle Hua
Alana Carr
Kate Meszaros
Learn more about us

Reviews from real clients

 Johanna Leggatt

Great experience with both Teresa and Aris on neck and shoulder pain after months of no luck with physios. They both needle too.

Neale O'Brien

I see Teresa who is one of, if not, the best Myotherapist I've ever seen. If you require (really) deep tissue massage, she can do that, but generally had a really good sense of touch. Also cups and dry needles.

Kyron Conrad Junus

5 stars for Aries Hua.

Erica Huntley

Teresa is a saviour! She is very skilled in her practice and genuinely cares about your health and healing. I highly recommend seeing Teresa. She has helped increase flexibility in my hips and she gave me the tools to help reduce pain in the future. I'm very grateful for her work!

Gerald Coracas

Teresa is very well trained and in tune with the body. Got to the source of my issues and was very good in her technique and the dry needling really worked a treat.

Tim Sullivan

Fixed me up, do i need to say anything else?

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