Beau McCleish has set up new clinic Massage and Myotherapy Whitsundays in Cannonvale. Photo: Elyse Wurm
Beau McCleish has set up new clinic Massage and Myotherapy Whitsundays in Cannonvale. Photo: Elyse Wurm

Treatment for dance injuries drives career helping fix pain

After seeing the difference myotherapy could make when working as a professional dancer, Beau McCleish has now turned it into his career.

He has set up a clinic called Massage and Myotherapy Whitsundays in Cannonvale to help improve the quality of life for residents living with chronic pain.

The myotherapist and remedial massage therapist moved to the Whitsundays three and a half years ago from Melbourne and in that time he worked at a spa at Port of Airlie.

Now he's decided to go out on his own using his experience in myotherapy, the highest qualification in massage, to help residents.

Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy that focuses on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain.

 

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Mr McCleish said myotherapy was more assessment focused than other forms of massage and used different tools such as dry needling and trigger point therapy to help relieve pain.

"I started life as a professional dancer and was always injured," he said.

"I always saw a myotherapist and you can walk into treatment feeling pain and walk out feeling better, it's cool."

Mr McCleish said the treatment helped a range of conditions including sciatica, headaches and back pain.

"People are walking around in pain and there's a lot of stress out there at the moment," he said.

"People can pop in and get help and it's more specific to the condition.

"If someone is walking around in pain for a long time it can affect them emotionally, there's a huge connection between the mind and body."

Beau McCleish has set up new clinic Massage and Myotherapy Whitsundays in Cannonvale. Photo: Elyse Wurm
Beau McCleish has set up new clinic Massage and Myotherapy Whitsundays in Cannonvale. Photo: Elyse Wurm

Mr McCleish said the emotional reward of helping people through myotherapy fuelled his passion.

"It can be part of a management strategy and getting clients off medication is a natural step," he said.

"The body is a miracle we take for granted until something goes wrong."

Mr McCleish is a health fund approved provider and his clinic is located inside Fitness Venue at 173 Shute Harbour Rd.


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