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Musculoskeletal Therapy & Remedial Massage

Pip  Severin is committed to working with clients to reduce or eliminate pain and dysfunction by providing specific treatments to clients based on a  thorough structural, postural and biomechanical assessment and analysis. Through treatment and education, she aims to empower her clients with the tools to attain and maintain functional, pain-free movement.

a pain-free body is a functional body

Musculoskeletal therapy

Musculoskeletal therapy (also known as Myotherapy) is the evidence based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of acute and chronic pain, injury and inflammatory conditions.

The approach to assessment and treatment considers the body as a whole so lifestyle, environmental and psychosocial factors are considered, along with an individual’s specific history and symptoms to gain a true picture of a client and their state of health.

Musculoskeletal therapy can help clients understand where their pain is coming from and develop a plan to overcome any obstacles that may be hindering their progress. The primary focus of the initial treatment is to reduce or eliminate the pain and begin to restore function.

Treatment is provided using a variety of techniques including:    (Click to expand)

Joint Mobilisation

A variety of techniques are used to gently move joints, both actively and passively, without pain, to affect alignment, increase mobilisation and reduce pain and sensitivity.

Nerve Manipulation & Stimulation

Nerve irritation or entrapment is commonly overlooked as the primary contributor of many painful conditions. Even small nerves can become entrapped and mimic common painful conditions. Comprehensive assessment will enable effective treatment of nerves contributing to or causing pain.

Neurodynamics

Neurodynamics is the application of neural mobilisation and decompression based on the mechanics and physiology of the nervous system.

Myofascial Dry Needling

The insertion of a filiform needle into tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament, bursae, fatimage5pad) that is either causing or contributing to pain. The needle initiates both a local response (at the point of insertion) and neurological response (at the spinal cord) which has analgesic effects and promotes local healing.

Electrotheraputic Dry Needling

Needles are inserted (as above) which are then connected to a TENS machine that sends a low level electrical impulse through the needles. This stimulates the tissue that the needles are in, which then stimulates the nerves that innovate that tissue. This helps to reduce the sensitivity of those nerves, giving relief from symptoms, increasing range of motion and reducing neural tension.

Soft Tissue Therapy

Using a variety of techniques to mobilise and manipulate the soft tissues of the body to aid in recovery, increase mobility and range of motion and decrease tissue tension.

Myofascial Cupping

Plastic cups are applied to the skin in an area of increased pain or tension and tightened using a vacuum suction. The cups are then either moved along the skin, or left stationary and the body/limb is moved around the cups to elicit a ‘glide’ or ‘pull’ of the cupping-picture-300x300tissue and fascia both inside and underlying the cup. This therapy should not be painful, and the theory of it is that it draws blood and healing agents to the site, which ‘jumpstarts’ a positive inflammatory response in the area, accelerating the healing process and providing a reduction in tension due to increased mobility of the affected tissues. Red or purple circular bruising is commonly seen after cupping, however, they are not painful or dangerous.

Lymphatic Drainage

lymph systemlymph drainageA specialist massage technique using feather light, rhythmical strokes to stimulate the lymphatic system and drain excess fluid and oedema. This therapy is most often used when the bodies natural process are interrupted, either by surgery, injury or in chronic conditions such as lymphoedema, diabetes or post mastectomy. As the lymphatic system is very close to the surface of the skin, only very soft, slow and repetitive stokes will be effective, meaning treatment times will vary depending on the area needing treatment. Post treatment, compression garments and taping techniques may be used or recommended, depending on your condition.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is suitable for a range of conditions including chronic pain, acute injuries, pre and post surgery, depression, anxiety, skin conditions, diabetic ulcers and much more.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

For chronic pain and inflammation, depression, anxiety, gut issues, autoimmune conditions, migraines and more.  See the Bodyworx Website for more information on this exciting new therapy

Remedial Massage Therapy

Pip also provides Remedial and Sports Massage.   1 hour and 1/2 hour appointments are available.  Call 3396-2141 to book.

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Migraines
  • Foot Pain
  • Jaw Pain (including TMJ Dysfunction)
  • Nerve Pain (Including Sciatica, Trigeminal Neuropathy and Radiculopathies)
  • Chronic Pain & Inflammation
  • Arthritis
  • Disc Injury
  • Sports Injury
  • Autoimmune Conditions i.e. RA or Psoriasis
  • Depression & Stress
  • General Maintenance

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Meet Pip Severin

 Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy)

Pip Severin is the Director of BodyWorx Functional Therapies.

Pip is passionate about health and about helping people. She takes a holistic view of your musculoskeletal issues and will thoroughly assess each individual. A treatment plan will be developed, aimed at both the immediate symptoms but more importantly any underlying mechanisms contributing to those symptoms.

With a number of years in the fitness industry both as an instructor and as an athlete, Pip developed a passion for the human body which led her to complete her Health Science degree at Endeavour College in 2016.

Pip enjoys the challenge that working with the body brings and understands that there is never a ‘one size fits all’ option for treatment.

Each treatment is tailored to the individual in front of me and always takes into account the complexities of pain and inflammation.

Pip uses a variety of skills, including techniques proven to be effective in the treatment of chronic pain and inflammation.​

Experience with elite athletes including Brisbane Broncos NRL team, Brisbane Bullets Basketball team and Qld State of Origin team combined with various work as therapist and on field sports trainer at a number of local sporting events has led to a thorough understanding of injuries in a sporting context.

I am excited to be able to offer my knowledge and skills to assist my clients in the their journey to functional health, whatever that may look like for them. I have an absolute passion for my work, which involves keeping myself up to date with the most current research in pain, rehabilitation and functional approaches to medicine and holistic health.

Pip’s qualifications include:

Certificate III in Fitness

Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer

Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy)

Currently undertaking –
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine)​

Myotherapy Association Australia: 170201

Call  3396 2141 to book or enquire

Visit the Bodyworx Functional Therapy Website for more detailed information about how musculoskeletal therapy, laser therapy or vagus nerve stimulation can assist and be sure to

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Initial Consultation$12060 mins
Standard Follow-up Consultation$8530 mins
Extended follow-up Consultation$10045 mins
Remedial Massage Therapy$10560 mins
Remedial Massage Therapy$7030 mins
(Concession rates available for Pensioners)

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