Myotherapy Association Australia recognises Myotherapists across the industry annually to celebrate the developments, dedication and commitment from Myotherapists.

MA commits to 3 awards that range from new graduates to the most seasoned professional.

If you think you or someone in our industry deserves recognition for the continued commitment to Myotherapy read below on how to submit a nomination.

These two awards are awarded annually at our Annual Conference. We have to opportunity to celebrate success within the community in the most prestige way possible.

Nominations for Emerging Myotherapist and
Myotherapist of the Year have now closed.

In addition to our standard annual industry awards we honoured to offer the Toni Moynihan Award. This prestigious award recognises long term advocates for the Myotherapy industry with extraordinary service.

Toni Moynihan played a significant part in the advocacy and recognition of Myotherapy before MAA dedicated our most prestigious award in her name in 2010. Toni saw Myotherapy as being able to offer the many the opportunity of health and that is why she was relentless in her advocation. She always showed positivity, passion and care through her teaching and practice. This award is only awarded to acknowledge tireless commitment to Myotherapy over a long period of time.

You are able to nominate a Myotherpaist all year round for the Toni Moynihan award. Winners are announced during our annual conference alongside our annual awards.

Toni Moynihan Award Nomination

  1. Myotherapy Association Australia Member
  2. Prolonged service distinguished by exceptional performance in a particular area that has provided significant benefit to the Myotherapy profession.
  3. Involved in the creation of an event, new professional development, technique creation or research development.
  4. Outstanding leadership in the encouragement of others, within the Myotherapy profession and fostering the aims of the Myotherapy profession to the long-term benefit of the profession and the health and wellbeing of the greater community
  5. Demonstrated creativity in the development and implementation of innovative changes that have made a significant contribution to the Myotherapy profession or the health and wellbeing of the community.

  1. Qualified Myotherapist (Advanced Diploma/Bachelor)
  2. Graduated more than 2 years ago.
  3. Demonstrates a strong involvement with the Myotherapy industry through either clinical practice, Myotherapy education, or mentorship.
  4. Works on projects that encourage connection of Myotherapists to foster support & development.
  5. Strong advocates for the Myotherapy industry on either a community or national level.
  6. Actively seeks new opportunities to develop skills, training and scope.
  7. Regularly involves themselves within industry and community events which assist in the recognition of Myotherapy

Candidates will be required to prove evidence of graduation, industry association membership and examples of criteria being demonstrated.

  1. Qualified Myotherapist (Advanced Diploma/Bachelor)
  2. Graduated less than 2 years ago
  3. Demonstrates the drive to learn, develop and be involved within the Myotherapy industry from the early stages of their career
  4. Displays excelling skills in areas of treatment, communication and client management
  5. Regularly involves themselves within industry and community events which assist in the recoginitation of Myotherapy

Candidates will be required to provide evidence of graduation, industry membership and examples of excelling qualities.

"Toni Moynihan for anyone that did not have the pleasure of meeting her or have Toni as your lecturer, she was an amazing Myotherapist and Lecturer who really cemented what it means to be a Myotherapist. Toni had the foresight of the part Myotherapy could have in the World of Health and that is why she was relentless in her advocation.

I have pondered often where my passion has come from and now l reflect that it was her contagious attitude and vision that makes me the Myotherapist l am today. It is the reason why l am so proud to be a recipient of this award, to even have my name beside hers is truly an honour. Thanks again Alissa Iles for nominating me at the time.

Lets face it you have to be something magnificent to have an award named after you! and that she was. The last time l chatted to Toni l remember as clear as day as l felt such a fool when l heard of her death. “Hey Toni, love your haircut”, I yelled out. Toni graciously just smiled and made her way over to me and said “Thanks “and proceeded to ask me about how my clinic was going and wanted all the details. I didn’t know she was being treated for ovarian cancer let alone how unwell she was. Toni was selfless and encouraging about my Myotherapy career and future when hers looked dim. Toni died 6 months later. May Myotherapy continue to be what Toni aspired it to be and more. If you don’t know about Toni, you should, do yourself a favour and get your research on as she is a true inspiration".

Cher Hetherington
Fix Movement Performance

2010 - Karen Lucas

2011 - Cher Hetherington

2012 - Samantha Rigby

2013 - Elizabeth Astling

2014 - Stuart Buzza

2017 - Grant Mckechnie

2018 - Iris Cass

2019 - Andrea Williams

2021 - Mathew Richardson

The Assessment Committee will be comprised by the following:

  1. Two members of the MAA Subcommittee
  2. Two Myotherapy Staff Members

Other committee members will be co-opted in the case where a conflict of interest arises due to specific nominations received in any particular year as required.

Nominations can be prepared by the nominee themselves, or a third party, and must be submitted to the MAA office by the specified closing date.

The recipients will have their name added to a perpetual trophy. They will also receive a personal trophy to recognise their extraordinary contribution.

Each award is also accompanied with a gift for members to continue their growth and passion for Myotherapy.

MAA will also hi light these Myotherapists in Podcasts, Social Media and Newsletters to inspire others to follow suit.