Meet Our Soft Tissue Therapist Michael Linden

Michael Linden

Lead Myotherapist

Why did you become a Soft Tissue Therapist?
After high school I studied Sports Development which I thought would lead to PE teaching, but instead, my favourite part of this course was the Sports Massage component. I liked the idea of working with elite athletes and helping them achieve their goals, so I decided to pursue a career in Myotherapy.

What sort of patients do you most enjoy helping?
I enjoy working with patients with lumbo-pelvic pain, particularly with distance runners and cyclists. This is partly because during my triathlon career I constantly had battles with lumbo-pelvic pain myself.

Interesting things you have done in your career?
In 2006, I worked with the Scottish Commonwealth Games team which included a ripper Comm Games after party with a bunch of boxers from Northern Scotland whose accents were so thick I could hardly understand a word they were saying! I also worked with the South African Cricket team where I was given a cricket bat used by Herschelle Gibbs in the Boxing Day test. I have also been part of the teaching faculty at RMIT and Victoria University in the Health Science department.

What do you do to keep fit?
It’s all about the hang snatch for me!! I rely heavily on weight training in order to stay strong as my work is very physically demanding. I also enjoy running along the river in Warrandyte and doing yoga at Light Space Yoga.

Greatest sporting achievement?
Finishing the Ironman Triathlon in 2008 and competing in the World Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2006 (and finishing the race despite having a pretty serious bike stack!).

If you could jump on a plane and visit one city, which would it be?
Somewhere I’ve never been before… maybe Buenos Aires?

Favourite thing to do outside of work?
Taking the kids to the beach and playing golf with mates.

Where did you grow up?
I lived in Queensland for six years, but was born and spent most of my time growing up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

What is your food weakness?
Chilli salami and pasta

I liked the idea of working with elite athletes and helping them achieve their goals..I enjoy working with patients with lumbo-pelvic pain, particularly with distance runners and cyclists.

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What our clients are saying about us

Bree BrittBree Britt
05:41 22 May 24
Mehar was fabulous! Not only was she warm, welcoming and funny, but professional and thorough.From the moment I walked in I felt well supported. She was able to identify what was going on, factoring in older ailments, and provide me with a treatment plan and options.Her focus was on sustainable changes and support moving forward, and I had a written plan and clear explanations and clarifications on everything. I never felt like she was encouraging me to need to come back unnecessarily.It took a few visits, and each time was met with the same warmth and professionalism. I got consistent progress and feel so much better now, even though it's a few months on from when I last saw her.It's very clear she is wonderful at what she does, thinks about the whole person and I would definitely recommend her to others considering needing podiatry support.
Rose StewartRose Stewart
02:32 14 May 24
The whole client therapist experience has been amazing. My Myotherapist provided me with a detailed plan to ensure my progress to meet my goals as well as addressing my issues of pain.Each follow up session is reviewed, discussed and any changes added/deleted or modified.The timely reminders and follow up from the clinic and experience with the Client Experience Officers have been always polite and friendly.
Patrick MonahanPatrick Monahan
00:37 13 May 24
Mehar Sandhu has been an absolute delight. She is very professional in her treatment and most personable and friendly to deal with.
Yolanda OppyYolanda Oppy
03:13 10 May 24
Ezyk ArtistEzyk Artist
00:07 19 Apr 24
I've been coming here exclusively since my first consultation. I've had constant shoulder and arm pain from my line of work; the exercises my physio, Carina provided are easy to remember, not time consuming and super effective!Bonus: the space feels super clean and calming - highly recommend coming here
Natasha KhongNatasha Khong
23:58 22 Mar 24
I had a great experience here. The gym was well equipped and the atmosphere of the clinic was amazing. I had Carina, who was very knowledgeable about my injury and helped construct a great solution plan! Her manner was beautiful and she had great energy. Definitely recommend!
Annabel ChandlerAnnabel Chandler
20:28 14 Mar 24
I’ve been seeing Talia for a few weeks now for treatment on my shoulder bursitis. From day 1 she was great! She explained everything about my condition to me and what she wanted to do which helped me visualise my own recovery. Could not recommend her enough.
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