MA Annual General Meeting 2020 - 20th of October

Date: Tue, 20 October 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEDT

Location: Online

Due to Covid Restrictions, this will be an online AGM with access via Zoom.

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About this Event

We look forward to hosting for our members this years AGM.

Due to Covid Restrictions this will be an online AGM with access via Zoom.


The debate surrounding AHPRA registration has often floated in and out of forum discussions, MA events and over a friendly cuppa. However, COVID seems to have fuelled that fire again, particularly as it seems government often defaults to AHPRA registered health professionals when considering who can and cannot practice during the various lockdown stages.

So what does it mean to be a registered profession? And can we truly move forward as a health profession if we are not?

Is registration the holy grail to solving all our challenges we as a profession often face? From endorsed care plans to GST, private health rebates, allied health lists to myotherapy specific item codes.

Would AHPRA registration support our profession in reaching these milestones? And if it's not AHPRA, what is it?

In an effort to provide our members with a balanced and informative discussion, we are excited to have the CEO's of Osteopathy Australia - Antony Nicholas and ESSA - Anita Hobson-Powell join us to discuss what it means to be registered and what it means not to be.

This is a discussion you do not want to miss. The floor will be open for your questions.

MA Board Nominations

Expressions of interest are closed for those considering joining the MA Board, and we were absolutely delighted with the response. You will have an opportunity to meet your current and new board members and thank those that will be vacating their positions from the board. Newly 'elected' members are to be voted in by our membership. Read about newly nominated board members at [link]

Should you be unable to attend, you can complete a Proxy Voting Form so that a colleague may vote on your behalf and return to [email protected] no later than 24 hours prior to the commencement of the meeting (in the case where this falls on a Sunday, please submit by the Friday prior to the meeting). A member may appoint another member as his or her proxy to vote and speak on his or her behalf at a general meeting other than at a disciplinary appeal meeting. (Download MA rules, view page 13 for Proxies)

Proxy Form can be downloaded at [link]


MA National Conference 2020

Date:            Sun, 17 May 2020, 9am – 5:30 pm

Location:      Online

Welcome to the MA National Online Conference 2020 - Knowledge is Power - Stand out from the crowd

We absolutely loved having the opportunity to bring our audience of more than 230 attendees our online National Conference. What a stellar line-up of presenters we heard from this year.  View Conference program here


We want to thank our MA conference committee for all of their hard work, our staff and most of all YOU! Thank you for supporting the association by registering for this event, a first for us, however the feedback has been wonderfully positive.


MA Annual General Meeting 2019

Event held on: Monday 7th October 2018 (7:30 pm – 9:30 pm)
Venue: North Fitzroy Library, Bargoonga Nganjin Community Room, 182-186 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy, VIC 3068

Welcome to this years Myotherapy Association Australia (MA) AGM.

REGISTER HERE for this event or join us remotely via our zoom link HERE


We look forward to hosting for our members this years AGM, and again MA will open registrations to those that reside outside of Melbourne or or unable to physically attend to join us remotely.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A BOARD MEMBER: Download a Nomination Form if you'd like to become a Board Member and be involved as an integral influence in the role which ensures the direction of the association and the profession. Your application must be submitted to [email protected] OR you may choose, with the member's consent, to nominate another member for a board position. Submissions close by 5pm Friday 27th September 2019. You may choose, with the member's consent, to nominate another member for a board position. 

Should you be unable to attend, you can complete a Proxy Voting Form so that a colleague may vote on your behalf and return to [email protected] no later than 24 hours prior to the commencement of the meeting (in the case where this falls on a Sunday, please submit by the Friday prior to the meeting). A member may appoint another member as his or her proxy to vote and speak on his or her behalf at a general meeting other than at a disciplinary appeal meeting. (Download MA rules, view page 13 for Proxies)


View the 2018 MA Annual Reports





2019 National Myotherapy Conference

Sunday 3rd March 2019

MA are proud to have hosted the Nation's best Myotherapy Specific Conference


Better Practice - Sustainability: what does this look like today?

MA were the proud hosts of a fabulous line-up of international, national and local speakers presenting on topics of clinical and business expertise. Our audience enjoyed learning from a range of highly respected speakers that brought to the stage the latest in evidence-based research and practice to better understand and implement business and clinical applications.




2018 National Myotherapy Conference - 18th March 2018
A Mindful Practice: Understanding the Mind/Body Connection


Download Conference Program     Download Conference Presentations Here


The 2018 National Myotherapy Conference was the most comprehensive Myotherapy and Musculoskeletal health event of 2018, bringing together the greatest number of myotherapists at the one event in Australia. 

This was Australia’s only Myotherapy specific conference. The 2018 National Myotherapy Conference built on the success of previous conferences by engaging over 250 Myotherapists and other allied health professionals.

Delegates were invited to mix with a range of allied health professionals and a host of quality presenters, practitioners and researchers.

Conference topics included: The Science of Pain, Mind and Body; The Management of Mind Body Pain and Perception; Orofacial Pain; Assessing Pain in Children and Adolescents;  Interpersonal neuroscience; Finding the right Pain Specialist; Mindfulness for resilience and performance, The battle between the drug and the herb, and more! 


2017 Myotherapy Association National Conference

Current Issues in Musculoskeletal pain:  Building success in patient centred practice


According to reports received on the day and after from delegates, presenters and sponsors alike, MA's recent National Conference "Current Issues in Musculoskeletal Pain: Building success in patient-centred practice" was one of the best our profession has ever seen, with over 250 practitioners in attendance.  The conference program comprised two broad streams, 'clinical approaches to musculoskeletal pain' and 'business challenges', which in combination were curated by MA's conference committee to inspire myotherapists and related allied health practitioners to work towards excellence in patient-centred care.  The day featured a very full program with eleven hours of high quality presentations, delivered by eight invited presenters.  The day included two plenary sessions and a panel discussion chaired by former Victorian Health Services Commissioner Beth Wilson AM, plus four separate concurrent sessions, each with two different options to  choose from, one focusing on clinical practice and the other on the more business-oriented aspects of running a successful practice.  Presenters included local, interstate and international leaders in their fields, some of whom joined us from as far afield as Christchurch, New Zealand and Portland, Oregon (US).  Presenters weren't the only ones who arrived  by air, some of our delegates also travelled a considerable distance to attend, including contingents from NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory. 

The program commenced with an opening plenary featuring our international keynote speaker Dr Bronnie Lennox Thompson from Christchurch's University who highlighted the importance of addressing psychosocial factors in the management of musculoskeletal pain.  In the morning sessions which followed, Alison Sim and Dr Karen Lucas provided insights into use of 'flags' to identify risk factors for pain chronicity and current research into clinical options for managing whiplash presentations.   In the main auditorium, Beth Wilson AM provided valuable insights into dealing with patient complaints successfully, preceded by Dr Mark Merolli who highlighted the importance of social media as a key tool for allied health practitioners to use and embrace.

The afternoon's sessions commenced with the second plenary of the day, given by keynote presenter Tony Hardy who spoke about the importance of branding for myotherapists and related allied health professionals.  The afternoon's concurrent sessions included a workshop/problem-solving session on branding for clinics with Tony Hardy, a dynamic session on exercise prescription lead by Queensland-based physiotherapist Wayne Rodgers, an inspiring talk on leadership and the importance of developing good management habits from Grant Sexton, and an invited presentation by Bronnie, this time on fear-avoidance in musculoskeletal pain presentations and new research about how to address it successfully.  

The final session of the conference, and one of the many highlights of the day, was a 'hypothetical' style panel discussion brilliantly chaired by lawyer Beth Wilson AM, featuring Bronnie, Alison, Grant and Karen together with Tim Trevail from Southern School of Natural Therapies.  Beth's razor sharp comic timing simultaneously had conference delegates in stitches and the panel on their toes, as she picked the eyes out of the key themes of the day, presenting them to the panelists in turn to emphasise the symbiotic relationship between sound ethical practice management and evidence-based decision-making as key determinants of personal and professional success for myotherapists to uphold in their approach to musculoskeletal pain.

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