Clinical Myotherapist (BHSc Clinical Myotherapy)
Diploma of Pilates Movement (APMA)
The Myolates team is led by renowned practitioner Helen Gleeson.
Highly-qualified and respected throughout the industry and beyond, Helen holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Myotherapy, on top of her decade-plus of experience working in a varied array of musculoskeletal, physiotherapy practice and Pilates environments.
Helen’s passion for learning and her commitment to offering her clients the best-of-the-best, has resulted in her constantly furthering her own education and development. Rest assured, with Helen you are in the safest hands.
Committed to a bio-psycho-social model of care, Helen not only looks at what is happening within a body biologically or biomechanically, but also what is happening psychologically or socially in the person’s life. All these factors can impact of a person’s ability to perform their daily activities. The bigger the picture, the more clinical reasoning that can be used to inform each client’s individual treatment plan.
Where is Myolates?
Located at our warm and inviting facility in Bentleigh East, the team uses a unique combination of Clinical Myotherapy and Clinical Pilates to promote movement and whole-of-body health.
Established in 2015, Myolates was born after Helen noted some key areas she felt could be improved in relation to existing offerings.
When asked about her vision for establishing the business, Helen explained she had felt frustrated in previous working environments, where the tendency was to focus on the negative aspects of a client’s treatment.
“I take the opposite approach, in that I always look for the positives. People often underestimate what their bodies are capable of, and are living a limited life because of it.”
“In reality, it doesn’t matter what state your body is in. There are always steps that can be taken to help improve your circumstances. It is those things I teach my clients to focus on, as well as improving their daily physical and mental habits.
“We focus on overcoming unhelpful habits and thought processes as part of a healthy body. At Myolates, there is no such word as can’t. If a client tells us they can’t do something, we’ll work to discover the reasons why, and consider what steps are needed if they are going to be able to do it in future.” – Helen Gleeson
Another gap prompting Helen to establish her own practice was the lack of practitioners committing to a ‘whole-of-body and mind’ approach. Helen believes in creating a complete picture of you, in the interests of identifying which treatment options are likely to give you a successful outcome.
With extensive expertise in both Clinical Myotherapy and Pilates, and a passion for delivering positive, individual outcomes, Helen decided to offer people a new approach to their health.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the difference between Clinical Myotherapy and Myotherapy / Remedial Massage?
The difference is in the practitioner’s level of education. A Clinical Myotherapist holds a Bachelor of Health Science, and is highly trained in the management of musculoskeletal health, including exercise rehabilitation. They will therefore have more techniques, skills and tools at their disposal than a Myotherapist or Remedial Therapist.
2. What is the difference between a Clinical Myotherapist and a Physiotherapist?
For musculoskeletal conditions, Clinical Myotherapists offer a similar level of care to Physiotherapists, and can provide a great alternative, depending on the circumstance. The Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Myotherapy covers treatment of the same musculoskeletal conditions as a Physiotherapy degree, and is studied intensively for three years.
3. What is the difference between Clinical Pilates and Pilates?
Generally, a practitioner who advertises Clinical Pilates will hold a degree level musculoskeletal qualification. This might include Clinical Myotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists. They will use strong, evidence-based assessment to tailor a program to meet the needs of your body. They will draw on a wide variety of movement and exercise-based strategies that will improve your overall health.
4. Why do I need a Pilates Assessment?
To improve your overall health and ensure we achieve the best possible outcomes for you, an initial one-on-one assessment is crucial, and an expectation of Australia’s health regulatory bodies.
To ensure your body is helping you get the best out of life, contact us today on (03) 9570 5507 and let’s talk!
Please note, if you haven't visited us before for Clinical Myotherapy or Pilates, please make sure you book your initial assessment prior to your first class, so we can make sure our approach is tailored to suit you.
Location: 1 Clarence St,
Bentleigh East 3165, VIC
Friday - Sunday: Closed