A chance encounter with myotherapy when Courtney Saunders was dealing with injury led her to enrol in the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.
Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
I was lucky enough to land my dream job before I even graduated, and it was through the opportunities provided to me by RMIT.
I grew up surrounded by people in the health service industry, but no particular aspect of it stood out to me until I stumbled onto myotherapy while on a quest to heal my own injuries.
There have been many highlights of studying myotherapy – and studying it here in particular – but little competes with consolidating our knowledge and professional confidence with a trip to India, where we were able to volunteer our soft tissue skills to those in need. We were also given the chance to work locally with people unable to afford such privileges as myotherapy. It was both wonderful and humbling to help those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to such health interventions.
As well as opportunities to help those in need, some of us were also fortunate to have had real-world work experience, including working with athletes and staff at the Australian College of Basketball; the National Institute of Circus Arts; Melbourne United Basketball; AFL Draft Combine; and The Australian Ballet. Networking such as that is invaluable to a graduate!
I was prepared for such elite placements thanks to the mandatory shifts at the Myotherapy Student Clinic, which both mimics a post-graduation working environment and hones skills as a practitioner and administrator.