Clinical Myotherapist

 

Romany Bowen

Originally from Mildura, Romany graduated from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in 2008 with a Bachelor of Health Science. Romany has a fierce passion for health in particular sports injuries and rehabilitation.

With vast experience across the industry including completing training at the Richmond Football Club, Melbourne Tigers Basketball Team and a range of different sporting clubs amongst the Sunraysia community. Romany also has experience with working in the mines as an onsite ergonomics and injury prevention practitioner, along with working in day to day clinics in Melbourne and Perth alongside other clinical practitioners. In addition to Myotherapy Romany is also a certified Sports Therapist and STOTT Pilates Instructor.

As a therapist, Romany's main goal as a practitioner is to empower her patients to becoming more proactive about their treatment approach and general welfare of their own bodies.  Currently spreading her time across Mildura and Melbourne clinics, Romany opened MyoSports in Mildura with the aim to provide highly qualified treatment options and education to the people of Mildura and the wider regional areas, right in their own community.

Services provided include:

  • Clinical Myotherapy
  • Clinical Pilates - semi and private groups
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • On site Ergonomics
  • Postural Assessment and Training
  • Neural and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (in training)

​Clinical Myotherapy is covered by most Private Health Funds with HICAPS facilities available onsite.

 

Sports Dietitian


Helena Ostrognay

Helena is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia, having completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University, SA in 2014. Since then, Helena has returned home to share her passion & nutrition knowledge locally.

Since graduating, Helena has taken particular interest in paediatric nutrition and sports nutrition, having completed further study in paediatric nutrition at Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne as well as training to become a Sports Dietitian with Sports Dietitian's Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2016. Helena is also a trained Level 1 Anthropometrist, having completed training with ISAK in 2016.

Helena is experienced working in private practice, clinical settings and residential aged care facilities and can provide nutrition advice for many chronic health issues, athletes, children including fussy eating, allergies & intolerances, enteral nutrition, malnutrition, weight management and many other areas.

Helena provides the following dietetic services:
- Individual Nutrition Counselling - In Clinic
- Individual Nutrition Counselling - At Home
- Resident Nutrition Reviews for Residential Aged Care Facilities
- Menu Reviews
- Supermarket tours
- Group presentations & cooking classes i.e sporting clubs, schools.
- Anthropometry Assessments i.e. skinfold measurments

Helena accepts patients under EPC, DVA and WorkCover as well as self-referred patients. Dietetics is also claimable with most private health funds.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Myotherapy?

The term 'Myotherapy' comes from the Greek word 'myo' or 'muscle'. Clinical Myotherapy is a branch of manual medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain including myofacial pain (trauma or muscle contracture), neuropathic pain (nervous system) and articular pain (joints).

Clinical Myotherapists use a variety of modalities such as manual therapies, myofascial dry needling, electrical stimulation, prescriptive exercises, joint mobilisation and pain management techniques. With this wholistic therapeutic approach, Myotherapist can alleviate both acute and chronic conditions caused from occupational, sporting and recreational activities.

What Is the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?

Dry Needling is a Western medical approach based on anatomy, neurophysiology, and pathology.  Most Myotherapist that use the Western approach of Dry Needling will use it in combination with other treatment modalities such as joint mobilisation, myofascial release and exercise rehabilitation.  As apposed to Acupuncture which is practiced using oriental medical principles.  The aim of Acupuncture is to influence the chi (energy) by inserting needles into the acupuncture points situated along meridians (energy pathways)

Are your sevices covered by Private Health?

Yes,  HICAPS facilities are available, with gap payment amount and claiming dependant on each individuals level of cover. Dietitetic consultations can also be covered by DVA and Medicare (EPC)

Do you have a cancellation policy?

We appreciate that things in life can arise that force you to miss your appointment, we kindly ask for 24hrs notice if possible so that your appointment spot can help benefit someone else in need. However, regular instances may incur a 50% cancelation fee at the Managers discretion.

What shall I wear to my treatment?

Comfortable clothing that provides flexibility or that is easy to change in and out of. Sport shorts and track pants are necessary as well to help with the stretching part of the treatment.