Our Therapists

Our Therapists

Michael Bordignon

Founder, Clinic Owner, Senior Myotherapist

Brunswick and Niddrie

Michael has been a practising Myotherapist since 2008 and over this time has developed his own techniques for treating pain and dysfunction. Michael’s philosophy is not to treat just pain but rather the cause of the pain. Michael provides patients with the knowledge and ability to continue their recovery at home because the time between appointments can be more important than the appointments themselves.

Michael’s passion has always been to aid in the recovery of all types of injuries. Proud to have worked with people from all walks of life from Olympians, AFL players, A League footballers what makes him happiest is treating entire families: mums, dads, grandparents and kids.

Founding Northern Myotherapy 10 years ago, his drive is to show the wider population the benefits myotherapy. Today, Northern Myotherapy is what it is due to the staff it employs and Michael endeavours to pass on to his staff the knowledge he’s gained from years in the treatment room.

Shahnee Villiers

Senior Myotherapist

Brunswick

Shahnee’s philosophy is that each person has unique requirements to achieve their optimal level of physical health and wellness. Shahnee’s strength as a myotherapist lies in her ability to provides specific individualised treatments, giving her clients a greater understanding of techniques for injury prevention and rehabilitation using a holistic and healthy approach.

The passion Shahnee has shown toward her chosen profession is reflected in her volunteer work with the Melbourne Marathon, Melbourne Ironman Triathlon and Oxfam Trailwalker. Shahnee has also worked with the Queensland State of Origin team, the Australian Rugby League Team (during the recent World Cup) as well as Williamstown Football Club.

Shahnee graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy from the ACST and has been an integral part of the Northern Myotherapy team for several years.

Justin Bromley

Senior Myotherapist

Niddrie

Justin’s enthusiasm for Myotherapy stems from personal experience with his own sports injuries where he eventually became a client of Northern Myotherapy. With a background in human movement and exercise science Justin became increasingly interested in human anatomy and physiology in an effort to understand the mechanics of his own injuries. That interest has continued to grow into a career and he is now a member of the Northern Myotherapy team.

Justin thrives in challenging environments particularly with individuals that have been suffering with chronic pain, not only addressing the symptoms, but also targeting its origin and causative issues with the aim to prevent future pain and discomfort.

Justin has a broad range of experience across sport from Olympians to grass roots as well as treating long-standing and persistent lifestyle muscular issues.

Anthony Luca

Clinical Myotherapist

Brunswick

Anthony graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy) in 2015 and has practised at sports clubs, elite performance centres and clinical settings. Anthony has been an elite Powerlifter, holding Australian, Commonwealth and World Records in the Deadlift and Squat. Aside from his interest in powerlifting and weightlifting, Anthony has experience treating runners and cyclists, as well as TMJ (jaw) and pre-/post- natal musculoskeletal issues.

Anthony uses techniques such as soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilisations, dry needling, MET/PNF techniques and exercise prescription to address client presentations.

Outside of Myotherapy, Anthony founded a Not-for-Profit Organisation, Colouring Clouds, that aims to support and advance the welfare of youth suffering from depression and anxiety. Colouring Clouds has run various social cohesion programs for youth of all ages, particularly for those of migrant backgrounds. With acknowledgements in newspapers, media and even Federal Parliament, Anthony hopes Colouring Clouds will be able to prosper in its’ mission for years to come.

Jess Bourke

Myotherapist

Niddrie

 

Jess completed her studies in Myotherapy at RMIT University.

Jess has a passion for sport and helping athletes overcome their injuries - enabling them to perform at their best. She has worked in different sporting codes such as Basketball, Cricket, Soccer, AFL and NRL. Through this she has gained a wide variety of skills and experience.

Jess currently works as a Myotherapist and Sports Trainer for the Melbourne Football Club in the AFL and as a Myotherapist for the Melbourne Storm in the NRL.

Other than her passion for sport Jess also has a keen interest in helping her patients overcome chronic pain and reach optimal health. She adopts a holistic approach in managing musculoskeletal injuries

Jess incorporates a range of treatment methods including; cupping, muscle energy techniques, manual dry needling, trigger point therapy and prescription in corrective exercises.

Dan Null

Remedial Massage Therapist (studying Myotherapy)

Brunswick

Dan is a remedial massage therapist currently studying his bachelors in Myotherapy at
Endeavour. He is originally from North Carolina, and a former Sergeant of the United States
Marine Corps. Dan’s love for Myotherapy stems from his ten years’ experience as a
personal trainer/boxing coach and competing in amateur heavyweight boxing. When
training for fights Dan would end up with more musculoskeletal injuries from training, than
from the actual sparring and fighting.

Dan’s treatments at Northern Myotherapy sparked his love for the modality, and he vowed to Michael he would one-day become a
Myotherapist and work at NM. Now that the time has come Dan could not be more excited.
Dan’s background has allowed him to really appreciate treating people from both ends of
the spectrum, from athletes to office workers.

Dan also thrives on giving client’s the
knowledge they need to further improve their pain management or dysfunctions outside of the clinic

Jenna Ferraro

Remedial Massage Therapist (studying Myotherapy)

Niddrie

Jenna is a remedial massage therapist who is currently studying myotherapy at RMIT. She also currently works with Airport West Football Club supporting senior athletes in their pre and post game routines.

Jen uses musculoskeletal assessment procedures and an in-depth knowledge of the human body to help restore clients to full functioning and pain free movement.
With a focus on the breath and treating through muscular contraction, Jenna’s treatments are effective and incorporate a range of modalities, including cupping, stretching and dry needling where appropriate. 

Jenna brings an energy and enthusiasm to her appointments that her clients love and make her very easy to get along with! She’s driven and committed to her clients’ health as well as her learning and development as a practitioner.

Jamie Smith

Remedial Massage Therapist

Niddrie

Jamie has a positive energy, is an easy to approach therapist who is extremely passionate about helping others who are in pain/discomfort or want to improve their sports performance.

Jamie is a qualified remedial massage therapist, personal trainer and sports trainer who has a high level of understanding in regards to how the body functions in everyday life and sport.

Jamie prides himself on using a very unique thorough style of remedial massage, in order to relieve pain/discomfort and regain life and sport that can be enjoyed without pain.

Jamie is originally from rural Victoria, with a background in Australian rules football and bodybuilding. He has always been a natural athlete playing various sports throughout primary and secondary school, which eventually developed into a passion for helping others through treatment and strengthening of the body.

Lizzie Emery

Reception (soon to be therapist)

The newest edition to the team, Lizzie is a charming and active individual.
Currently she filling the role of receptionist for the clinic but is excited to be starting her studies in remedial massage soon, with the view to developing into a capable and attentive qualified myotherapist in the future.

Lizzie has an unusual background, she began a career as a professional snowboarder at a young age. Developing into a specialist snowboard coach and outdoor education instructor in later years.  Most recently she has been operating as an award winning hairdresser in Melbourne and developing her proficiency as an alternative aerial performer.

With such an eccentric and varied background Lizzie is excited to bring her diverse collect of skills and unique observations of movement to the table, incorporating her in-depth knowledge of extreme sports, alternative performing arts and repetitive stress injuries to improve movement and comfort for those in need.

Lizzie is excited to start healing but in the mean time she's here to answers your calls.

For Myotherapy or Remedial Massage Appointments call

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