About Wayne and his team?

This early experience and the "Bruce Lee Kung Fu" phenomenon around the time led him into karate and the early days of kickboxing. From there it has been a continuing journey through the Chinese, Thai, Russian and Japanese martial arts, both in empty hand and weaponry (to this day he still trains 4 days a week) plus many years of strength training, bodybuilding, powerlifting, yoga practice and teaching. Wayne was also a long time Rugby Union player at both club and state level.

Wayne provides specialised Musculoskeletal Therapy and Myotherapy treatments drawing on his many years of training with such great and notable therapists such as Gary Ward and Chris Sritharan - Anatomy in Motion (Developed by Gary Ward), Carl Alexander - Proprioceptive - Deep Tendon Reflex P-DTR (Developed by Dr. Jose Palomar, Julie Ann Day, Dr. Carla Stecco and Dr. Luigi Stecco - Fascial Manipulation
(Developed by Dr. Luigi Stecco), Dr. Kathy Dooley and Thomas Wells - Neurokinetic Therapy (Developed by David Weinstock), Dr. Kyle Kiesel - FMS and SFMA (Delevloped by Gray Cook and Lee Burton), Steve Lockhart - SLM Bodywork, Dr. James Murray and Jan Wanklyn - Active Release Technique (Developed by Dr. P. Michael Leahy), Dr. Paul Conneely - Advanced Musculoskeletal Training, Thomas Myers - Anatomy Trains, Lester Cox - Cox Tendon and Ligament Manipulation, Thomas Zudrell - Dorn Therapy, Paul Davies - Goltech and Charles and Vicki Tuchtan - Australian Institute.

Wayne believes that poor gait and movement patterns coupled with poor mobility and motor control will result in nerve entrapment, tight adherent muscles, tendons and fascia and is the cause of most pain and dis-ease states of the body.

Think about this, the effect of damaged or adherent muscles and fascia can be compared to a garden hose with a kink or bend in it. The normal flow of water is blocked and the garden is not watered sufficiently. When a similar disruption in muscle and soft tissue occurs, the normal functions of the circulatory, nervous, endocrine and lymphatic systems are diminished or blocked and the tissues and organs nourished by these systems are not properly fed.

Wayne's specialised treatment essentially "balances" the body by increasing mobility, correcting movement patterns, resetting muscles to the correct length and tension through the nervous system, releasing tight adhered fascia and putting tendons, ligaments and joints back where they should be which in turns reduces pain, improves movement patterns, enhances mobility and restores the natural flow of blood and lymphatic fluid.

Then your body is strengthened and lengthened so that all correct movement patterns are re-programmed and remembered.

If you are in pain and would like a treatment, feel free to contact us. We are waiting to help you and get your body moving again.

Wayne is often described as "the person who fixes the problems everyone else has given up on"

Wayne Stafford provides a specialist treatment that provides fast and permanent cure for all types of acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal pain. A "fusion" of techniques drawn from the following modalities.

  • Musculoskeletal Therapy - Working with the skeletal, muscular and fascial systems of the body to release restrictions, restore mobility and ensure blood and lymphatic fluid flows freely and nourishes the tissues. Our treatment works on the principle that great movement is critical to pain free, unrestricted living. If the body is not optimally moving through both the gait cycle and day to day functional actions then joints and soft tissue will be compromised by an underworking and scrambled neurological system. Treatments such as Gait Analysis and Correction (with special attention to the joints of the feet), Osteopathic Techniques such as Muscle Energy Techniques, Strain-Counterstrain, Joint Manipulations\Mobilisations and Structual Integration Techniques are all utilised to follow our underlying principle of Mobility, Stability and Motor Control then Strength
  • Anatomy In Motion (AiM) - Anatomy in Motion (AiM) Gait Therapy is a cutting-edge method of correcting postural problems, relieving pain, helping with injury-repair/rehabilitation, reducing the likelihood of future injury and improving physical performance. It requires very little equipment and is based around very different principles to most exercise therapies. For starters, the importance of the feet and the hips are not overlooked. It can be incredibly effective, incredibly quickly. You can see our mentor Mr. Gary Ward in an appearance on BBC-One's "Doctor in the House" by clicking here. You can also take yourself through your very own movement exploration by clicking here.
  • Proprioceptive - Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) - P-DTR addresses musculoskeletal problems by focusing on an important, but largely overlooked apparatus of the human body: the mechanoreceptor system. Think of the receptor system as “software” and bone, muscle, ligament and tendon as “hardware.” As with computers, hardware problems are best addressed at the level of the hardware, but when the problem is at the level of the software, no amount of work on the hardware can fix the problem. Most everyone knows that muscles move the body and the brain moves the muscles. Fewer are familiar with the simple fact that it’s th mechanoreceptor system (software) that provides the brain with the information it needs to tense and release muscles as needed for good functioning and pain-free living. Without accurate “uncorrupted” information from the mechanoreceptor system, the brain-muscle connection cannot function optimally. Breakdowns in this communication can result in chronically weak or chronically tensed muscles showing up as pain and/or difficulty with movement.
  • Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) - NeuroKinetic Therapy is a sophisticated assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the cerebellum. The motor control center stores these patterns and directs their completion through the spinal cord and the muscles.
  • Fascial Manipulation - Fascial Manipulation© is a manual therapy that has been developed by Luigi Stecco, an Italian physiotherapist from the north of Italy. This method has evolved over the last 35 years through study and practice in the treatment of a vast caseload of musculoskeletal problems. It focuses on the fascia, in particular the deep muscular fascia, including the epimysium and the retinacula and considers that the myofascial system is a three-dimensional continuum. This technique is highly effective in the managment of pain and dysfunction and presents a complete biomechanical model that assists in deciphering the role of fascia in musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Active Release Technique - ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based technique developed by Dr. P. Michael Leahy that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Active Release Technique is known throughout the world as "The Gold Standard in Soft Tissue Therapy"
  • Clinical Myotherapy - Balancing the muscular system so that all the muscles of the body are the right length & tension when they are at rest & when they are working. Treatments include SLM Myotherapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Scar Tissue Treatment with Laser Acupuncture and Myofascial Dry Needling.
  • Tendon and Ligament Manipulation - Putting tendons and ligaments back in place so they function optimally and without restriction. Techniques used are from Goltech Therapy, Lester Cox Tendon Manipulation and Hatchard's Way Tendon Manipulation
  • Specialised Rehabilitation Exercise Prescription - A realistic and honest approach to strength that cuts out all the lies & mistruths about we train our bodies. We rebuild a new you with clinical yoga, foundation training, kettlebell and bodyweight strength exercises.

Wayne is constantly updating his skills by traveling the world and learning from the best people in the business. In the last 2 years he has traveled to Thiene, Italy to train with Luigi and Carla Stecco, Warsaw, Poland to train with Osteopath Stefan Anker and Physiotherapist Maciej Jurasz at the Warsaw University, School of Physical Therapy, London, England to train in AiM, Madrid, Spain to train in Selective Functional Movement Assessment and the US to train in Active Release Technique. Wayne believes in the old adage that "Information is Power" and is constantly striving to bring his patients the latest cutting edge treatments.

Eliza Godkin

A lifetime of sporting love led Eliza to her dream job as a sports podiatrist. After completing a human movement degree where she majored in sports science, Eliza undertook a podiatry degree at Latrobe University graduating with honours. In addition, Eliza also has a bachelor of education from Deakin University.​

Eliza played club and state level tennis as a junior, coached hockey while at uni, has run 2 marathons and countless half marathons, snowboarded on 3 continents.

Eliza competed in Amy’s Gran Fondo last September, where her hubby qualified to ride in the UCL amateur world championships in Albi this year. to top it all off, Eliza’s youngest son is part of the 4x100m bronze medal winning team from the 2016 state relay championships. sport is a massive part of the Godkin household!

Eliza has completed post- graduate courses in Foot Manipulation Techniques (FMT), Anatomy in Motion (AiM) and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT).

These studies have given Eliza knowledge, skills and treatment options that align with her human movement degree, and allow Eliza to look at the body as a whole, something that is seldom seem within the podiatry profession.  

Eliza prides herself on being a human movement practitioner with extensive knowledge of the foot.

Eliza assists Wayne with special cases that require expert foot knowledge where there has been extensive injuries or deformities.

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