James Tran

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James graduated Remedial Massage in 2018 at RMIT University and has also completed his Adv. Dip in Myotherapy in 2019. James established his interest in human anatomy after going through many periods of injuries himself.

James has a passion for competitive sports. He has been playing tennis since he was 10 and lifting weights at the gym since he was 13. He also played rugby throughout his days at school and university. In addition, James’ passion for lifting weights lead to his first and recent bodybuilding competition and he aims to compete again in the future. James has a keen interest in strength and conditioning and loves to know the biomechanics of the human body which he will be undertaking further studies in.

James really enjoys meeting with people and treating their conditions, however, he particularly enjoys treating SIJ and lower back pain.

James can help you on your journey to feel great and perform at your best!… read more »

Regan Gardiner

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Regan discovered a love of anatomy whilst studying her Double Diploma of Sports Development – it was at this time that she decided on a career in Myotherapy.

Completing her degree in early 2015 at the Southern School of Natural Therapies, Regan spent time working at Carlton Football as a Myotherapist. Working at the football club exposed her to a range of injuries including muscle strains, sprains and overuse injuries.

In her consults Regan uses a combination of tchniques including soft & deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger-point therapy, cupping, dry needling, stretching, joint mobilisation and corrective exercises.

Regan believes that treatment is a two way street – the client needs to be involved in their recovery by completing prescribed exercises, self massage, stretching and therapy aids to assist the treatment plan.read more »

Posture, Breathing and Arthritis

by (Osteopath & Exercise Scientist)

Osteoarthritis (OA)

OA is a group of chronic, degenerative conditions that effect joints (also known as Degenerative Joint Disease and osteoarthrosis). Arthritis means – inflammation of the joint but OA is more degenerative than inflammatory.  OA is the most common form of arthritis.

What happens to the joints in OA?

With repeated stress the cartilage in the joints initially thickens, then eventually breaks down, softens and becomes thinner. Later the underlying bone undergoes changes and becomes worn from contact of bone on bone.  Micro-fractures and cysts can appear which weaken the bone.  To support the joint, new bone is laid down at the edges of the joint and bony spurs occur which restrict movement.  These bony spurs can painfully compress nerve roots.

Symptoms:

Initially this is painless but the end result after a period of time is pain, bony enlargement and restricted mobility.

Where does OA occur?

Common locations of OA are in the hand, spine, hip and knee. Reduced pain and mobility are usually noticed in the morning or after periods of immobility and may improve as a person gets moving.  Nerve pain can also occur if nerves are irritated by bony spurs.

Diagnosis:

Diagnosis of OA can be … read more »

Cupping

by (Myotherapist)

Cupping dates back to 1550 BC in Egypt and has been used by various cultures over the years. Traditional Cupping is where a flame is lit inside the cup to heat the air which forms a vacuum on the skin; or a vacuum pump is applied manually to create a vacuum inside the cylinder. It draws the soft tissue structure up creating a tensile force to the tissue. The cup can be left static in the same spot for a short period of time or moved along the muscles. It creates a suction effect that increases blood flow to help flush out toxins that have built up and relaxes the muscle.

AIM; application of this method helps to mobilise dysfunctional components within the muscle, in particular the myofascial layers (Strong connective tissue surrounding muscles).

  • It disturbs incorrectly laid down collagen cross linkages by allowing the muscles to maintain its volume, which reduces the likelihood of adjacent collagen fibres from binding.
  • Transforms tissue from a gel or dense substance to a more fluid like form.
  • Helps decrease excessive muscle tension by sustained stretch applied by the cup, this activates receptors in the muscles.

Stretch receptors (muscle spindles) that have a prolonged … read more »

Natalie Miller

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Natalie has a keen interest in injury prevention, management and maintenance stemming from personal experience as a competitive swimmer, athletics participant and basketball player. Natalie enjoys helping people achieve a musculoskeletal balance to help reach their optimal health.

She gained her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT in addition to a Diploma in Sports Development and Athlete Support, and has completed a 12 month soft tissue therapy internship at the Carlton football club. She treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and more recently undertook further studies in pregnancy massage. She also has great results treating headaches and migraines, stress, tension and general aches and pains.

Using various soft tissue techniques, stretching and corrective exercise, Natalie is able to help you meet your goals and be your best whether you are a weekend warrior or serious athlete. She also enjoys hot rock massage to help melt your muscle tension away. With 9 years experience working at Knox Leisureworks YMCA, Natalie is a familiar face at the Boronia clinic.

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Paul Hermann

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Stay Tuned’s founder Dr Paul Hermann believes whole heartedly in the company’s motto, Everybody Deserves to Feel Good. He believes it is our responsibility, and privilege to help everyone we interact with, to feel as good as possible.

Whilst studying Osteopathy, Paul completed his Masters research studying the ‘Effectiveness of Swiss Ball Training on Lower Back Stability’, before authoring the popular book ‘Effective Swiss Ball Training’. Paul thirst for knowledge, and to find more ways for people to “feel good”, lead him to additionally complete a Masters in Exercise Science.

As a therapist he has applied this principle to his clinical work with patients. As a lecturer, teaching Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at RMIT and Victoria University, and international presenter he has been able to pass on this principle to many thousands of students and other allied health practitioners and Doctors.

Paul continues to share his passion through his work in the Stay Tuned clinics, mentoring many practitioners, writing Health and Fitness related articles and travelling internationally to lecture and look after a variety of professional athletes and teams.

Paul works as an Osteopath & Exercise Scientist at both Boronia and Elwood clinics.… read more »