Meet Our therapists

Rebecca Seitz – Senior Myotherapist

Advanced Diploma of Applied Science – Myotherapy (RMIT)
Level 1 Sports training
Level 2 First Aid and CPR
Certified in Choice Therapy
Reality Therapy / Lead Management
Certificate Aromatherapy
Certificate Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Rebecca has worked in Bendigo since 2002 with the previous three years in Melbourne. During her time in Melbourne Rebecca worked with elite sports men in particular the Melbourne Demons (AFL) and players from the Australian Boomers Basketball team. Also she spent time with special needs clients through the Aullara Centre and work in general practice under Dr. Albert Symonds a renowned naturopath. For 7 years Rebecca travelled regularly to the Dingee Bush Nursing Centre to service the local farming community.

As a Myotherapist she is particularly interested in forearm and hand pain, rib dysfunction and headaches, and she is also studying the relationship between neuroplasticity and soft tissue pain. Rebecca is committed to helping clients reach not only their musculoskeletal health goals but to ultimately get the best quality of life with the body they have through Strategic Health Planning sessions.

Professional Memberships and Positions
Myotherapy Association Australia – MA
Director of Bendigo Myotherapy
William Glasser Institution Australia

Personal Pursuits and Achievements
At 19 Rebecca was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, fortunately against the odds she has been in remission now many years. This ongoing experience has had a profound impact on her life, with plentiful lessons on resilience, compassion, perseverance, people, love and God.

Rebecca and her husband Rob live on the edge of Bendigo at a lovely hobby farm with 2 beautiful girls Adelaide and Susannah. Her deep love and respect for all her family is evident in all that she does. Rebecca enjoys a simple family focused healthy lifestyle, keeping fit, eating home grown produce and loves the company of dogs and horses.

Involvement in teams and Associations
Bendigo Touch Football Association
Bendigo Fighting Miners Rugby Union
Bendigo Braves
SE Melbourne Magic
Victoria Titans
Melbourne Demons

Marni Pollock – Senior Myotherapist

Advanced Diploma of Applied Science – Myotherapy RMIT
Cert. IV of Work Place Training and Assessment
Level One Sports Trainer
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Optimal Maternal Positioning

Marni has practiced Myotherapy at clinics in South Eastern and Central Victoria; with 4 years in Leongatha and being based in Bendigo since 2006. She has extensive experience with elite level sports and athletes both clinically and touring internationally.

Professional interests include sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction, headaches, sciatic conditions and neck pain. Marni focuses’ not only on the most effective treatments to fix pain, but also identification of possible causes and preventative measures for clients to decrease reliance on treatment and to be ‘self managed’. This focus on ‘education’ extends to her Workplace Training and Assessment Injury Prevention Programs which are conducted nationally.

Involvement with Teams and Associations
Fish Creek Football Club
Mitcham Football Club
Bendigo Bombers Football Club
Central Victorian Blazers Hockey Teams
Victorian Country Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams
Australian Country Championships 2006, 2007, 2008
Australian Country Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams
Arafura Games Darwin 2007, Singapore 2008 and Fiji 2009
Victorian Breast Feeding Association

Professional Memberships and Positions
Myotherapy Association Australia – MA
Director of Bendigo Myotherapy
Director of MyoSolutions – workplace trainer and assessor; Injury prevention training presenter.

Personal Pursuits and achievements
Swimming
Alpine Skiing
Ballroom Dancing
Melbourne Marathon full distance 2008
Melbourne Marathon half marathon 2007
Run for the Kids – 2006, 2007 & 2008
Kayaking Murray Marathon full distance 2004 & 2005
8 years of representative level of netball – Melbourne

Gemma Biggs – Senior Myotherapist

Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
Certificate III in Fitness
Level 1 Sports Trainer
Blackroll Trainer

Gemma graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy from RMIT in 2005. She has had a close relationship with the healthcare industry for many years, working in pharmacy and completing a Certificate III in Fitness from the YMCA before studying to become a Myotherapist.

She has gained valuable experience working with athletes from the 2010 Winter Olympics, Copper Mountain Sports Ski Race Team, Richmond Rowing Club, Gatorade Triathlon Series, and performing artists of the Australian Ballet Company, Melbourne Art’s Centre and National Institute of Circus Arts.

Gemma enjoys working with patients of all ages, and is particularly passionate about postural related pain and dysfunction and preventative treatment for athletes across all levels. She has a strong interest in skiing, having competed for RMIT at the national level and working at ski resorts in Colorado.

Gemma has post graduate certificates in dry needling, myofascial cupping, functional fascial taping, rocktape, pre and post natal myotherapy and is a certified Blackroll trainer. Gemma has recently completed a certificate in ergonomic risk assessment which helps guide a worker to how best set up their office work station in order to minimise the risk of workplace injury.

 

 

 

Jacob George – Myotherapist

Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy)
Bachelor of Teaching
Bachelor of Arts
First Aid Level 2

Jacob comes to Myotherapy from an education background. After a rewarding career in primary and secondary teaching, in 2016 he embarked on a Myotherapy degree at Endeavour College Melbourne, training for three years in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.


Having admired the hands on work of myotherapists for a long time, he particularly enjoys how treatment can also be a real collaborative problem solving effort between the therapist and client. Jacob loves seeing clients get results from Myotherapy and leave with more confidence and understanding about how they can maintain their best health. Myotherapy turned out to be a great way to use his communication skills and caring nature in a one-on-one setting.


Jacob is excited to be joining the fantastic team at Bendigo Myotherapy, and is looking forward to some of his professional development goals in the areas of advanced dry needling, and headache management.


He enjoys outdoor work and practical crafts on the farm. Jacob grew up in Castlemaine and lives with his wife and two children on a hobby orchard in beautiful Harcourt.



Michael Healy – Massage Therapist

HLT42015 Certificate IV Massage Therapy
HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage
HLTAID003 Level 2 First Aid

Memberships:
Member of Myotherapy & Massage Australia

Michael graduated with a HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage from Evolve College in 2021. Michael’s focus is placed on using a combination of specific musculoskeletal assessment techniques and specialist hand skills to apply a remedial treatment aimed at addressing the cause.

He has had close customer relationship for the past 20 years as a portable fire technician in Bendigo and close surrounds.

He has gained valuable experience with open public clinics with Evolve College which has given an excellent insight for what is required in the massage industry. Michael is looking forward to the challenges ahead and is motivated in providing the best possible outcome for every client.

Michael lives in Bendigo and is married to Charlotte and they have 3 children. He enjoys cycling, fishing and spending time with friends and family. He also loves supporting his mighty Hawthorn Hawks in the AFL!

He is thrilled to join the Bendigo Myotherapy team.