Introducing the practitioner
Daniel is a young practitioner helping to pioneer a new modality of physical therapy (MST). Having completed a degree in health science, he now works part time in spinal injury research and moonlights in sports injury management.
Daniel is the body mechanics guy. He will take the time to fully assess every detail of your musculoskeletal system, from head to toe, and show you how to enhance its performance. The body has a fantastic ability to heal itself; in many cases all it needs is for everything to be aligned properly.
While immediate pain relief is the goal on most peoples’ minds. Daniel is focused on providing you with a long term solution that you can manage yourself so that you won’t have to be coming in and out of therapy. He will always spend the time to educate you on how to manage your own recovery, and will make the effort to research your condition to make sure you get results.
“I mean this in the nicest possible way… but I don’t want to have to see you too often”
- 2010 onwards:
- Daniel works with Narre Warren Football and Netball club as a sports trainer and medic. He has attended training sessions and meetings with AFL clubs including Richmond and Collingwood.
- Spinal injury research team at the Royal Talbot hospital. Started as an allied health assistant and was later promoted to research officer.
- 2015 onwards:
- Stroke recovery researcher at the Royal Talbot hospital.
What is Musculo-Skeletal Therapy (MST)?
The musculo-skeletal system is responsible for the body’s structural stability and physical movement. It is composed of many different kinds of muscles, ligaments, joints, tendons and bones. Musculoskeletal dysfunctions are very common; many people experience muscle pains, aches, joint dysfunctions etc.
MST is a branch of physical therapy that focuses on the treatment of the musculo-skeletal pain and dysfunction viewing the body as a whole and not just focusing on individual places. It involves an extensive physical evaluation, orthopaedic testing, postural analysis, manual therapy and a rehabilitation plan.
What treatment techniques does MST use?
- Myofascial dry needling
- Various neuromuscular techniques
- Joint mobilisation
- Manual lymphatic drainage
- Fascial stretching
- Deep tissue massage
- Positional release techniques
- Corrective exercises
What Conditions can MST treat?
MST can treat the following common conditions/problems plus many more:
- General muscular aches, pains and dysfunctions
- Sports related injuries
- Postural and joint dysfunction
- Reducing lymphatic swelling (lymphatic oedema)
- Muscular impingement syndromes
- Enhancing athletic performance
- Neurological disorders (such as impingement)