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The Elite Myotherapy Story

Samantha Rigby (nee Couzin Wood) founded Elite Myotherapy back in 1996. Elite Myotherapy is a 100% Australian owned company.

After touring the world as a Myotherapist treating some of the worlds top sporting athletes Samantha developed a unique treatment philosophy that focuses on the whole body and was able to restore people’s lives through identifying and correcting the source of pain in a non-intrusive manner.

Samantha’s career mission became refining the discipline of Myotherapy. She has lectured at RMIT University, Victoria University and The Australian College of Sports Therapy.

Samantha served as Vice President and Professional Development coordinator on the board of the Myotherapy Association Australia for over 10 years and took a lead role coordinating the professional development program for members. Her passion is health, vitality and empowering others to be at their best.

Samantha has also worked as part of the medical team for the Sydney and Athens Olympic Teams, coordinated the Myotherapy and Massage department for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games as well as traveled internationally for 8 years with the top 100 International women’s tennis players (WTA) and continues to work at the Australian Open Tennis tournament and with the Australian Institute of sport and National Tennis Academy’s tennis program.

With this experience, Samantha personally hand selects her talented team from the most experienced Myotherapists in the country who have also worked at elite athlete level. Samantha has been able to developed a unique system that enables quick identification of a body’s dysfunction and its effective correction.

With friendly advice, our passionate team take on our clients health challenge, giving them peace of mind that their body is in great hands.

Our Philosophy

Elite Myotherapy is committed to providing a responsive, unique, personalised and professional muscle management service to everyone; from corporate executives to elite sports professionals.

Our dedicated therapists are highly qualified, industry registered and always practice with the utmost of integrity.

At Elite we like to educate our clients on how their bodies, and specifically their muscles function. We teach our clients techniques to empower them to live the lifestyle they choose, always striving to find the cause of their pain and not just treating the symptoms.

The Elite Myotherapy Philosophy is unique. We are a dedicated, award winning myotherapy practice that carefully hand selects its practitioners to be focused solely on our unique treatment of myotherapy.

Our highly qualified training officer and quality assurance practices ensure our team maintains the highest ethical standards and medical knowledge with the very best technology at their disposal. Our focus is getting clients to move well and love life.

Award Winning Team

In October 2012 Samantha won the prestigious Myotherapy Association Australia – Toni Moynihan Award (TMA Award)

The Toni Moynihan Award is given to a member of the Myotherapy profession for extraordinary service to the profession and the health and wellbeing of the greater community.

Expansion Model

In 2017 Samantha expanded her business through a franchising model after identifying a strong industry need for a solid business model to help support Myotherapists in business by giving them access to her proven successful treatment and business model.

Our Corporate Clients

Elite Myotherapy has a unique approach to their treatment philosophy that has seen us become the trusted therapists to the

  • Essendon Football Club
  • Melbourne Storm
  • Australian Ballet
  • Australian Sprint Kayak Team
  • Sydney Olympics
  • Melbourne Commonwealth Games
  • International Womens Tennis Tour
  • Australian Open Tennis