Cale Thomas Massage & Musculoskeletal Therapist
We are excited to welcome Cale Thomas to the Niggles & Knots team in August 2016. Cale is a very experienced musculoskeletal therapist trained a wide variety of remedial massage and musculoskeletal techniques. Cale grew up surrounded by family interested in massage and natural therapies so whilst he started studying in other areas, it was only natural that he ended up completing the degree in Musculoskeletal Therapy in 2010. He spent several years practicing at well known musculoskeletal therapy clinic Mobilise before he joined us here at Niggles & Knots.
Cale’s degree incorporated training in Traditional Chinese Massage, and he currently enjoys teaching courses in this area at the Endeavour College of Natural Health when he is not treating. He will incorporate a combination of these relaxing rocking techniques with swedish massage, remedial therapy, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretches, muscle energy techniques and light joint mobilisations in his treatments to promote a state of ease in the body while also providing targeted, effective pain relief. He enjoys using an holistic approach to therapy, focussing on guiding the bodys overall biomechanics to a more normal resting state to relieve musculoskeletal pain.
Cale has worked with people from all walks of life, including busy, stressed office workers,students, lawyers and barristers, athletes competing in iron man competitions, triathlons and’ultra marathons, footballers, cricketers, soccer, tennis and squash players, post operation rehabilitation patients, sufferers of debilitating conditions such as scoliosis, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. He’s had experience with treating a number of conditions, including lumbar disc bulges, sciatica, rotator cuff pathologies, bursitis of the shoulders and hips, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, patella tracking issues, plantar fasciitis, anterior and posterior compartment syndromes to name a few.
“Hi everyone! Cale here just to tell you a little personal info about myself. I like to focus on health, happiness and balance in my life, so great food, relationships, fitness, being outdoors and meditation are the cores of my mentality. I love my sport, mainly cricket, tennis and squash. I’m a massive animal person, though mainly enjoy making friends with cats – I one day hope to be the proud owner of a massively maned ginger maine coon named Mufasa. I also enjoy keeping up with the latest science news I can find, taking particular interest in neuroscience, psychology, augmented reality technology, robotics, consciousness science and quantum physics. I love my job and believe that empathy is a fantastic way to improve your own immune system! (There’s even TED talks on it). Always looking forward to meeting new people and helping where I can, so I can’t wait to meet you in clinic soon.”
Techniques, Modalities & Therapies:
- Remedial and postural assessment
- Musculoskeletal Assessment
- Musculoskeletal Therapy
- Remedial Massage
- Sports massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Traditional Chinese Massage (TCM)
- Myofascial release Work
- Muscle Energy Techniques (METs)
- Mobilisations (gentle joint movements)
- Dry Needling
- Therapeutic Exercise Therapy
- Postural and movement re-education
Hours / Availiability:
Monday 9:15am – 2pm
Wednesday 2:30 – 8:30pm
Thursday 2:45 – 8:45pm
Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm
Not Available: All public holidays
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Qualifications & Association Memberships:
Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Therapy (2010)
Health Fund Rebates:
Private health fund rebates available with all funds that cover Remedial Massage and / or Myotherapy.
On-the-spot claiming available via Healthpoint for participating funds, receipts available for all other funds.