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WELCOME TO  SOFT TISSUE THERAPY ONLINE

We are aiming to support practitioners who are seriously focussed on exploring the optimal function of the body through treatment of its Soft Tissue System – The Myofascial System. We welcome any feedback that can help YOU to achieve these goals.

The Site is the product of The Australasian College of  Soft Tissue Therapy which has been providing Excellence in the Provision of Post Graduate Education to the Soft Tissue Therapy Industry throughout Australia, New Zealand & the UK since 1995.

The College was co-founded by Robert and Christine Granter.

About ROBERT GRANTER BSocSci(Deakin) AdDipRemMass(Myo)(RMIT)

 

Rob has 23 years experience in Soft Tissue Therapy within the Australian Sports Medicine Multidisciplinary Model and has delivered over 30 Conference presentations since 1992 within Australia, the UK & New Zealand. He was a Contributor to the textbook “Clinical Sports Medicine” by Drs Brukner & Khan now in its 4th edition and has sold over 50000 copies world wide. He is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Rob has been head of Soft Tissue Therapy / Remedial Massage Therapy / Myotherapy for:

The Sports Medicine Centres of Victoria group practice 5 years, Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre 6 years,

Victorian Institute of Sport 10 years, Essendon AFL Football club 7 years,

Australian Olympic teams to Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Australian Commonwealth Games team Kuala Lumpur 1998

The 2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne

Rob currently is in private practice in Melbourne and is a Teacher in the Myotherapy Dept at RMIT University Melbourne.

About CHRISTINE GRANTER BFineArt(Deakin)DipRemMass(MIMT)

Chris administers the ACSTT Course logistics and is also in private practice in Melbourne. She has a special interest in Muscle Energy Technique.

 

Full listing of Rob’s association with Sport and his Conference Presentations see below:

ASSOCIATION WITH SPORT

 

1996 – 2008      Head of Soft Tissue Therapy Service, Victorian Institute of Sport Melbourne

2008 – 2009      Co-ordinator Soft Tissue Therapy Services for the Wallabies, Australian National Rugby Union team for Victorian based International Test games

2007            Supervisor Myotherapy Services FINA World Swimming Championships Melbourne

2006             Co-ordinator Soft Tissue Therapy Services, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games

1998 – 2004             Co-ordinator Soft Tissue Therapy Services Essendon Australian Rules Football Club (6 Therapists)

2003            Soft Tissue Therapist Wallabies, Australian National Rugby Union team for Victorian based games during the 2003 World cup

2003         Soft Tissue Therapist Australian Institute of Sport Softball team, Tri-series Hobart Tasmania

2000Head of Soft Tissue Therapy Services, Australian Olympic Team, Sydney 2000 (26 Staff)

1998          Head of Massage Therapy Services for the Australian Commonwealth Games Team, Kuala Lumpur 1998

 

1996           Head of Massage Therapy Service, Australian Olympic Team, Atlanta USA

1992            Massage Therapist, Australian Olympic Team, Barcelona, Spain

Massage Therapist Victoria Institute of Sport Athletic Team, Australian National Athletic Championships, Adelaide

Melbourne Vic-Centre Swim Team, Australian National Swimming Championships and Olympic Selection Trials, Canberra

1991                 Coordinator of Massage Therapy coverage, Australian National Swimming Championships, Melbourne

1991                 Massage Therapist, Victorian Athletic Association, Australian National Athletic Championships, Sydney

1990                 Massage Therapist, Victorian Institute of Sport Swimming Team, Australian National Swimming Championships and

World Championship selection trials, Brisbane

1990                Coordinator of Massage Therapy coverage, Australian National Athletic Championships, Melbourne

1989               Coordinator of Massage Therapy coverage, World Cup Men’s EPEE Fencing Tournament, Melbourne

1989                Massage Therapist, World Veterans Games Melbourne

1988                Massage Therapist, Australian Institute of Sport Swimming Team

Australian National Swimming Championships and Olympic selection trials, Sydney

1988                 Massage Therapist, Australian Olympic Swimming Team

Final preparation camp for Seoul Olympics, Canberra

CONFERENCE ORGANISATION AND PRESENTATIONS

2010   Invited Speaker Massage New Zealand Annual Conference Christchurch

“SupraSpinatus Tendinopathy”

“Integration of Treatment Tools into Remedial Massage Practice”

2009     Invited Speaker Surgical Synergies NSWIS Medical Service Provider Seminar, Sydney Olympic Park

“Tendinopathy” “Soft Tissue Treatment of the Shoulder Region”

2008            Invited Speaker Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia Annual Conference Melbourne

“The Role of Myotherapy in the Rehabilitation of a Supraspinatus Surgical repair”

“The Role of Muscle Energy Technique in Myotherapy Practice”

 

2008              Invited Speaker Australian Traditional Medicine Society, Queensland State Massage Therapy Conference. Noosaville QLD

“Assessment & Treatment of Intrinsic Cervical Spine Dysfunction”

“Shoulder Supraspinatus Tendon Repair”

2007             Invited Speaker Australian Traditional Medicine Society: Massage Therapists Annual Conference. Olympic Park Sydney

“Assessment & Treatment of Intrinsic Cervical Spine Dysfunction”

2007             Invited Speaker Australian Association of Massage Therapists 3rd Annual Conference Melbourne

Workshop on Maximising Therapists efficiency and reducing the risk  of Injury

“Shoulder Supraspinatus Tendon Repair”

 

2007             Invited Speaker SporTEX SMA BASRAT Conference. University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

“Soft Tissue Therapy for Upper Cervical Spine Dysfunction” “Massage Therapists Survival Guide” Practical Workshop on Muscle Energy Treatment to the Cervical Spine

 

 

2006            Invited Speaker 14th Soft Tissue Injury Forum Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University

Assessment and Treatment of Intrinsic Soft Tissue Dysfunction of the Cervical Spine

 

2006             Invited Speaker, Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia, Annual Conference

The Role of Myotherapy in the Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome,  Melbourne

 

2005            Invited Speaker Therapeutic Massage Association of New Zealand, National Conference Christchurch New Zealand

“The Role of Soft Tissue Therapy in the treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome”

 

2004            Invited Speaker 12th Soft Tissue Injury Forum, Melbourne University  Melbourne

“Role of Soft Tissue Therapy in the treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome”

Masterclass in the maintenance of ideal function of the Thoracic spine with Physiotherapist Andrew Stephens.

 

2004            Invited Speaker 5th AFL Grand Final Sports Medicine Symposium Melbourne

Muscular Recovery: Stretching, Massage & Myths”

 

2004            Invited Speaker Therapeutic Massage Association of New Zealand National Conference Auckland New Zealand

“The Role of Soft Tissue Therapy in the Management of Tendinopathies”

 

2004   Invited Speaker Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia, Annual Conference Melbourne

“Maintain Motivation as a Myotherapist”

2003            Invited Speaker 11th Soft Tissue Injury Forum, Melbourne University Melbourne

The Role of Soft Tissue Therapy in the Management of Tendinopathies.

 

2003            Invited Speaker Therapeutic Massage Association of New Zealand National Conference Wellington New Zealand

“Soft Tissue Therapy to the Upper Cervical Spine”

“The 9 Point Flexibility Test and it’s Relevance to Clinical Practice”

 

2002Key Note Speaker 10th Soft Tissue Injury Forum, Melbourne University Melbourne

“10 Years of Progress in the Massage Therapy Profession, What will ensure progress in the next 10 years”

 

2002   Keynote Speaker Therapeutic Massage Association of New Zealand National Conference Auckland New Zealand

“Massage Therapists Guide to the Keys to Success in the Medical System”

“Soft Tissue Treatment to Thoracic Spinal Dysfunction”

 

2001            Convenor & Speaker of the Inaugural National Soft Tissue Injury in Sport Conference Melbourne University

“Soft Tissue Therapy for Shoulder Impingement Symptoms”

“Soft Tissue Therapy For Dysfunction of the Cervical Spine”

 

2000            Invited Speaker Therapeutic Massage Association of New Zealand National Conference Christchurch New Zealand

“Role of Massage Therapy within Australian Olympic Teams 1984 – 2000″ Presentation of Soft Tissue Treatment of Ilio-psoas Dysfunction Workshop

2000            Invited Speaker National Massage Therapy Conference Melbourne

“Management of Massage Therapy Services for the 2000 Australian Olympic Team”

 

1997            Invited Speaker Association of Massage Therapists (NSW) Annual conference The University of Technology Sydney

“Assessment and resolution of the soft tissue component of low back pain”

1997            Chairperson, organising committee and MC of the 5th Soft Tissue Injury Forum Melbourne University.

 

1996            Key Note Speaker 4th Soft Tissue Injury Forum, Melbourne University  Melbourne

“Principles of assessment and treatment of fascial dysfunction”

 

1995            Key Note Speaker 3nd Soft Tissue Injury Forum, Melbourne University  Melbourne

“Assessment and resolution of the soft tissue component of low back pain”

1995            Invited Speaker Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Victorian branch annual conference Monash University Melbourne

“Introduction to Sports Massage”

1994            Key Note Speaker 2nd Soft Tissue Injury Forum, Raddison President Hotel Melbourne

“The Role of Soft Tissue Therapy in the Treatment of Neck Pain”

” The Role of Soft Tissue Therapy in the Treatment of Lateral Elbow Pain”

1993             Invited Speaker Australian College of Sports Physicians Annual Conference World Congress Centre Melbourne

“Role of Soft Tissue Therapy in the treatment of Medial Shin Pain ”

1993   Co convenor & Key Note Speaker Inaugural Soft Tissue Injury Forum Melbourne

“Soft tissue healing post trauma”

“The Role of Soft Tissue Treatment in Lower Leg Pain”

1992   Invited Speaker Australian Sports Medicine Federation Annual Conference Australian Institute of Sport Canberra

“The Role of Soft tissue Treatment in Recovery from Intense Exercise”

1992   Invited speaker Australian College of General Practitioners Conference, Hilton Hotel Melbourne

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Granter RL, “Sports Massage: The Olympics Fastest Growing Team” AUSTRALIAN RUNNER V0L 11 No 3

 

CLINICAL SPORTS MEDICINE (Now in its 4th Edition)

Major Contributor of Soft Tissue Therapy Component of the Text Book Clinical Sports Medicine Brukner P & Khan K. Mc Graw Hill Sydney

Granter R, 2007 “Assessment and Treatment of Intrinsic Soft Tissue Dysfunction of the Cervical Spine” SPORT-EX DYNAMICS 14 Oct 07

Granter R, 2008 “Balance: Vital & Achievable through a Systematic Approach” SOFT TISSUE THERAPY MAGAZINE Issue 8 Oct 08

Granter R, 2009 “Functional Stability; Beginning from the Base” SOFT TISSUE THERAPY MAGAZINE Issue 9 Feb 09

Granter R, 2009 “Effective Team Travel” SPORT-EX DYNAMICS 19 Jan 09

AWARDS

 

2000 Citation Award from Taekwondo Australia for services to the 2000 Australian Taekwondo Olympic Team

2000            Certificate of Olympic Merit from the International Olympic Committee in recognition of services rendered to the Olympic Movement for the Games of  the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney

2001            Awarded Life Membership to the Association of Massage Therapists of Australia for “Outstanding Service to the Massage Therapy Profession”