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Meet Peter Kotsiras – Our Massage Therapist

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Peter is a nationally certified Remedial Massage Therapist gaining his accreditation from the renowned Australian School of Therapeutic Massage in Melbourne. His impressive credentials, countless hours of ‘hands on’ experience within the last twenty years and extensive involvement in the health industry have given him a reputation for excellence in his field.

With a variety of techniques behind him, Peter prides himself in being able to find a unique balance that is right for each individual. Over the last two decades Peter has encountered challenging patients with various aches and pains. He has worked for medical centres, physiotherapy, chiropractic and sports medicine clinics and at the same time run his own private practice which he established in 1996. This diversity has allowed him to work closely with other allied health professionals to provide a range of complimentary treatments. While living in Melbourne, Peter had the privilege of working closely with the Victoria Police to promote the health and wellbeing of staff through the provision of remedial massage therapy.

Over the past two decades Peter has treated a number of athletes including soccer players and AFL footballers. In 2008 Peter was the massage therapist for the Adelaide Comets Soccer Club and 2014, 2015 seasons was the massage and rehabilitation therapist for the Fulham United Soccer Club. Having such extensive experience in sports related injuries Peter tends to know exactly what to look out for when his patients come to him with aches and pains.

Peter has an interest in working with the elderly. Having provided his services to nursing homes, he understands the specific health issues elderly patients face and is delighted when he can provide some relief. Over the years he has worked with cancer patients, stroke patients and palliative patients. He has extensive experience in rehabilitating WorkCover and motor vehicle accident patients, pre and post-surgery.

Peter also treats children from as young as three years old through to their teens with various muscle related problems. He has many coming to see him with sports injuries and with neck and lower back issues.

Peter is a member of The Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT), a regulatory body for the remedial massage industry and is also accredited with all private health funds, workcover and Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA).

One thing that Peter really enjoys is regularly keeping up to date with seminars and courses related to his field of work. He regularly travels interstate and attends seminar and courses. In his spare time he does a lot of research on the internet related to his field of work.

Outside work Peter is married and busy helping looking after two young children, Nicholas and Thomas.

Key expertise

•  Remedial Massage
•  Sports Massage
•  Dry Needling
•  Deep Tissue
•  Myofascial Release
•  Trigger Point Therapy
•  Traditional Cupping Therapy

Specific Interests

•  Low back and neck pain
•  Shoulder injuries
•  Headaches
•  Sporting injuries
•  Pregnancy massage
•  Traditional cupping therapy
•  Dry needling
•  Work related& motor vehicle injuries

Qualifications

•  Diploma of Remedial Massage
•  Certificate IV in Therapeutic Massage
•  Diploma in Traditional Thai Massage
•  Certificate IV in Fitness
•  Certificate in Trigger Point Therapy
•  Certificate in Deep Muscle Therapy
•  Certificate of Pregnancy Massage
•  Certificate in Dry Needling
•  Certificate in Traditional Cupping Therapy
•  Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

Accreditations

Workcover & Motor Vehicle Accident

Professional Memberships

Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT)

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