Now in its 7th year , this “must attend” event for Soft Tissue Therapists, Remedial Massage Therapists and Myotherapists alike, will provide you with enhanced skills in your assessment and treatment protocols. This premier one day intensive congress continues to give the therapist takeway skills to use immediately in practice.

Sunday 20th October 2019

9am to 5:30pm 


Deakin University, (Lecture Theatre 1, Building I), 221 Burwood Highway, VIC, 3125


MIMT graduate price $249 

Non MIMT graduate  Price $269

 What’s included:

Included in the price of this premier congress will be your entrance to the Congress plus morning, afternoon tea and lunch and the opportunity to network with like minded therapists.



ANTA  8 CPE hours (confirmed)

Myotherapy Association Australia 8 PDP’s in Formal Category (confirmed)

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AMT 35 CEU’s (confirmed)

M & MA 15 CPE POINTS (confirmed)

MAA 20 CPE POINTS  (confirmed)

(All points have been applied for and the above is based on the points awarded for the last 3 years).


If you wish to register for the event then please contact our friendly staff on 1300 839 839 or email info@mimt.edu.au

Alternatively, you can click on the registration form below and return it by fax (03 9455 1851) or email info@mimt.edu.au

Registration is also available in our online shop.

Registration form (click below)

Module overview

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Speaker Bio’s

Michael Stanborough B.A.  M. A (Victoria University) Dip Grad Education, Certified Rolf®Instructor {Rolf® Institute, Boulder, Colorado}, Fascia/ Specialist

Michael Stanborough is the director of the Stanborough Educational Group. He has practiced Structural Integration (Rolfing®) for the past 37 years and was a full instructor at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He was the first Australian to be certified to teach by the Rolf® Institute. He now teaches Structural Integration within his own school, SI Australia. He has taught Myofascial Release at the University of Alabama Physical Therapy Department, Jersey City State College, Shriner’s Hospital in Houston, Childhood Development Center, Fort Worth, for the Korean Musculoskeletal Medicine Group and scores of other schools, hospitals and clinics in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Canada and Korea.

Conference presentations include the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre Soft Tissue Injury Forum (1997), the New Zealand Alliance of Massage Professionals Annual Conference (Wellington, 2001 and 2006) and the AAMT Annual Conference, 2005.

Michael teaches in the MIMT Diploma of Remedial Massage and in the Post Graduate course Myofascial Release II.

Tertiary Education

  • Graduate Diploma of Education. 2008. LaTrobe University, Melbourne.
  • Master of Arts in 2006 from Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts in 1993 from Vermont College of Norwich University, Vermont, USA.

Vocational Training

  • Diploma of Massage (1100 Hours) in 1980 from Boulder School of Massage, Colorado USA.
  • Certified in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration in 1983 from Rolf Institute, Boulder USA.
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2007 from MIMT, Melbourne
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Education 2013

Dr Deborah Pascoe (Deputy Dean, Exercise and Sport Science School of Health and Life Sciences, Federation University Coordinator, Clinical Exercise Physiology)

Ms Deborah Pascoe is a Lecturer in the areas of exercise rehabilitation, exercise prescription and clinical assessment. She is an accredited Exercise Physiologist, active teacher and clinician in exercise prescription and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Deborah has taught at the tertiary level for 20 years and was responsible for the proposal, development and implementation of the Masters in Exercise Rehabilitation (incorporating the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation) course.

She is currently the Course Manager and Principal Clinical lecturer in these programs and Clinical Director of the Exercise Rehabilitation Clinic. Deborah is currently a key member of Exercise and Sports Science, Australia national Accreditation and Curriculum Committee responsible for the development of national accreditation standards for the Exercise Physiology and Exercise Science professions.


PhD, Federation University

MA, Athletic Training, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Grad Dip Ex Rehab, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences / Footscray Institute of Technology

BAppSc (Physical Education) Phillip Institute of Technology


ATC (Certified Athletic Trainer, NATA)

Dip Health Sc (Remedial Massage) Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy

Cert Hydrotherapy, Victorian Rehabilitation Centre

Cert Sports Massage, Melbourne School of Tactile Therapies

Cert Relaxation Massage, Melbourne School of Tactile Therapies

Research Awards and Fellowships

– Best Lecturer – Unijobs Top 10 – University of Ballarat, 2008

– Best Paper: Australia & New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference Melbourne, October 2008

– Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Team Excellence (2003)

– Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service – Excellence in Teaching (2000)

Caroline Cleary (APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist (GC-PAEDOP (grad. June 2019), MSportPhysio, MPhtySt, BHSc MST Ed)

Caroline Cleary’s drive to become a Physiotherapist began early in her sporting career as an elite netballer in Melbourne. She began by working as a Sports Trainer and fitness professional. From there she moved into therapeutic massage and out of a keen interest in the human body began her studies in anatomy and physiology. A degree in health science (Musculoskeletal Therapy) followed along with vast experience working with state and national sporting teams in a wide variety of sports. From here, Caroline eventually chased down her original goal of becoming a Physio by entering into an accelerated Master’s program in Physiotherapy.

Since graduating she has worked in both private practice and on orthopaedic wards in hospitals. Caroline has been coaching netball for nearly 20 years and has also been teaching in higher education and professional development courses in the clinical and theoretical health sciences for almost a decade. Currently, Caroline is completing a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy through Latrobe University. Her love for the human body (and putting it back together!)

Jason Stacy  ATC, CSCS Mindset & Performance Coach, Soft Tissue Therapist, Speaker/Educator, Mentor

Jason Stacy has over 20 year’s experience as a High-Performance Coach and Soft Tissue Therapist. He says coaching more than his job, it is part of his DNA.

Jason has physically and mentally prepared some of the world’s best athletes & coaches in a number of sports across the globe. Including, Tennis, Swimming, Golf, Professional Dance, Combat Sports (MMA/BJJ/Wrestling), Gymnastics, Table Tennis, Football, & Soccer.

Many of his athletes have qualified for their countries National and Olympic teams.

Following his Mindset & Movement methods, several of his athletes have become Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champions.

After living on 4 different continents and working in over 30 countries, it is natural that he takes a “Person First” approach to his coaching. He strongly believes to build a champion, you must spend equal amounts of time & energy on developing the person, not just the player. The Mindset and the Movement are inseparable.

When he is not mentoring coaches or helping his athletes become the best in the world, you will find him doing 1 of 3 things, Studying, Teaching, or Sweating…and often he’s doing all 3 at once!!

Jason’s business, The Coaching Sweet Spot focuses on the further development of coaches, trainers and therapist via his Mindset Movement Mentorships and various Practical, Hands-on Workshops. Of course, he also continues to train and treat a variety of athletes in a wide range of sports from junior to elite.

Loyalty, Purpose, Passion, & Trust.

These words are what Jason refers to as his, “COMPASS”

The guiding force behind all his actions.

Paul Taylor, PhD Scholar (Applied Psychology), MSc Exercise Science, MSc Nutrition, PgDip Neuroscience

Nutritionist and Neuroscientist who is currently completing a PhD in Applied Psychology, where he is developing and testing Resilience strategies for the Australian Armed Forces.

He is the Director of The Mind-Body-Brain Performance Institute, where he delivers Executive Performance, Resilience and Leadership workshops to companies such as NAB, J&J, Oracle, SAP, BUPA and Medibank.

In 2010 Paul created and co-hosted the TV series Body and Brain Overhaul, and has appeared regularly on The Biggest Loser TV series as a consultant. In 2010 and 2015, he was voted Australian Fitness Industry presenter of the year.

His BioAge software is used by a number of Australian and International Health Club chains and his latest venture is Ritualize, a wellbeing website and program that is currently used by a number of Corporations following a successful clinical trial.

Paul also has a proven track record in leadership and dealing in high-pressure situations, through his former roles as an Airborne Anti-submarine Warfare Officer and a Helicopter Search-And-Rescue Crew Member with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, and has undergone rigorous Combat Survival and Resistance-to-Interrogation Training





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