Steve Anastasopoulos, our exceptional Myotherapist, joined the team in 2010, completing his Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage (Myotherapy). He has recently joined the board of the Institute of registered Myotherapist of Australia (IRMA), becoming a passionate advocator for the practice of Myotherapy within the local community and for his fellow Myotherapists, enabling him to better promote the understanding of myofascial pain and dysfunction.
A thorough and detailed understanding of the muscular and nervous system allows Steve to achieve fantastic results with our patients. Through his holistic approach, he achieves more than just providing exceptional symptom relief, he identifies root causative factors and then effectively communicates this to you to ensure you understand your contribution to better long-term health.
Among his array of hands on soft-tissue techniques, Steve finds the use of dry needling, where indicated, very beneficial for his patients. Dry needling involves the use of fine acupuncture needles being inserted into areas of contracted muscle fibres that contribute to pain production. This method allows these tight bands of muscle to quickly release, subsequently reducing the stress of the associated muscle and nerve pathways, getting you feeling better, faster.
Steve has been active most of his life, playing soccer for 20 years, but has also been on the other side of the fence, working with sporting teams at a competitive level. In his free time, he now finds himself cycling, swimming and running, with the goal of one day completing a half-ironman.
Steve has interest in treating a broad range of musculoskeletal complaints, including neck and back pain, tension headaches, and occupational and sporting injuries. He works in collaboration with our osteopaths and physiotherapists and you do not require a referral to see him.
Steve is on the Victorian board of the Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia (IRMA), and is available at our Hampton clinic. He is registered for private health insurance rebates through our HICAPS machine and is registered for Work Cover & TAC patients.
You can read more about myotherapy at Head to Toe Healthcare here.