What Qualifications do Myotherapist have, and how are they Recognised!


Elite Myotherapists are tertiary trained in biophysical science. They have a thorough knowledge of anatomy, surface anatomy, biomechanics, kinesiology, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition and scientific evaluation.

Elite Myotherapists, like other physical therapists such as Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Physiotherapists may choose to work in a variety of clinical situations, either alone or as part of a team of professionals in a multi-disciplinary health centre. This will involve primary patient contact or the referral of patients from other health care professionals.

Elite Myotherapists will refer patients, to ensure access to others with appropriate skills, or for investigations requiring further anatomical and pathological diagnosis.


Our Myotherapists are recognised professionally through the Myotherapy Association Australia and have industry representation through the Hospital Services Union No.3 Branch (AHPU). They have course accreditation by the Victorian Post Secondary Education Board (VPSEAB).

Eligible patients may recover fees through Workcover and some private health insurance companies.

Elite Myotherapists are all at the top of their game. Qualified, skilled and experienced to ensure you get the best results possible!

Samantha Rigby


B.Health Sci.,Ass.Dip. App.Sci-Myotherapy

​Sam founded Elite Myotherapy in 2001 and has since built the practice into the success it is today. She completed an advanced diploma in Myotherapy at RMIT in 1995 and then went on to further her studies, completing a bachelor of health sciences in 2000.

Sam has had extensive experience working with athletes through her work with Essendon Football Club, Australian Kayak Team, Australian Open and WTA tour.

Sam was selected to be part of Australian Olympic Medical Team at both Athens and Sydney.

She co-managed the massage department for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Polyclinic 2006. Sam is passionate about her work with the body and when not dedicating herself to aiding others with their health and well-being, she likes to spend her spare time looking after her own fitness doing Pilates.

Jack Day

Franchisee Partner, Hawthorn East Clinic

BHSc Clinical Myotherapy (SSNT)

Jack completed a 4 year Health Science Degree at Southern School of Natural Therapies. This is the highest qualification within the field of Myotherapy, qualifying him as a Clinical Myotherapist. Previous to his studies at Southern School he attended Monash University where his passion grew for the human body and health science. He has been fortunate enough to spend time at Carlton Football Club in the role as the lead Myotherapist over the 2015/16 pre-season, relishing the opportunity to be in a professional sporting environment.

Jack thrives in challenging environments particularly with individuals that have been suffering with chronic pain, not only addressing the symptoms, but also targeting its origin and causative issues with the aim to prevent subsequent episodes. Through his own injuries and interests, Jack has a passion for patients with complex head, neck and shoulder conditions. He prides himself on his dry needling ability and enjoys the biomechanics of the human body and has a deep understanding of how musculoskeletal imbalances can affect the body and the body’s biomechanics.

Jack has an extensive sporting background competing for a number of years at the elite level in swimming. Since retiring he has undertaken Water Polo with the same endeavour, representing the Victorian Phoenix in the Australian Water Polo League.

Always looking to grow and develop his own body and health, he has a great understanding of Pilates, Yoga and Olympic lifting.

Away from the clinic, Jack has an affiliation with nature, whether it’s at the beach, hiking or attempting to improve his golf. Travelling to new places both local and overseas and discovering new restaurants and bars seem an endless adventure here in Melbourne.

Tung Le

Tung completed a 3-year Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy) at Torrens University, attaining the qualification as a Clinical Myotherapist. This followed a growing interest in the human body during the completion of a 3-year Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University. Collectively, this equips him with the skills and knowledge to assist individuals in achieving their optimal health goals.

His keen interest in sports is what drove him to develop a career in Myotherapy. He has an ongoing history in both the gym, and in competitive volleyball, now competing for over 10 years. Due to the injuries, he has sustained and encountered, his passion for the human body continued to grow. Particularly in the shoulder, back, and knee. His experiences in sporting backgrounds will undoubtedly play a large role in the way he treats, allowing him to showcase his appreciation that the body should be viewed holistically.

Tung understands that each individual is different, and that everyone lives differently from day-to-day, hence likes to engage in a client-focused and individualised approach to patient care. Utilising a range of hands-on and hands-off treatment modalities to ensure he delivers the best possible service. He is also a strong believer in the fact that having a healthy lifestyle does not have to be difficult and aims to educate and empower individuals not to live in fear of pain.