Get to know Tom Black | Geelong Myotherapy

Earlier in September, Myotherapist Tom Black relocated to Geelong with his family and is now working inside Empowered Health Chiropractic. He has been in clinical practice for 13 years and prior to moving to Geelong spent 6 years working at Muscle Freedom in Black Rock, Melbourne.

In this blog we break the ice with some quick fire questions.

What’s your professional background?

In 2021, I graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Myotherapy. I studied for 3 years in Melbourne at Southern School of Natural Therapies while also working part time at Muscle Freedom. Prior to this I studied in the UK.

What do you love about your work?

I am passionate about helping people to get the most out of their bodies. Whether you just need help with some aches and pains or you’re working towards a big sporting goal, Myotherapy can help you. I feel very lucky to be able to build relationships with my clients over time that help me to really understand their needs and goals. I feel a great sense of pride working closely with people.

What are your greatest achievements?

In 2010, I competed for the Isle of Man in cycling at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. I was part of the team which helped Tour de France champion Mark Cavendish. In the same year, I also won the Isle of Man road race championships. In July 2012, I carried the London Olympic Torch on its relay, when it visited the Isle of Man.

Geelong myotherapist Tom Black carrying olympic torch for London games

Career Highlights to date? 

Back home on the Isle of Man, I ran my own clinic, TBM Therapy, before deciding to pack up and head to Australia at the end of 2015. Throughout my journey, I’ve worked alongside many of the Isle of Man’s top athletes including MotoGP ace Cal Crutchlow and World superbike champion Jonathan Rae. 

During my time in Australia, I have worked with Frankston YCW football club, as well as VFL team Box Hill Hawks. I have also worked as a trainer for the Peninsula Interleague team when they played Geelong at the MCG. 

I have also worked with professional cycling teams in Ireland and here in Australia. 

Geelong myotherapist Tom Black supporting at AFL match

Tom Black, new Geelong myotherapist working at the MCG

 

What are you looking forward to about working in Geelong? 

After 6 years working in Melbourne, it’s exciting to have moved with my family and be starting ‘The Manx Myo’. I feel very fortunate to have worked in such an amazing clinic in Melbourne, Muscle Freedom. Throughout my 13 years working in clinical practice I’ve gained so much experience and feel I have a lot to offer people of all ages and abilities, no matter what they are trying to achieve. 

I cannot wait to connect with the local Geelong community and share my story while helping them get the most out of their bodies. 

If you’re in need of some Myotherapy, book today with Tom through our online booking page.

Book an appointment with Tom today!

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Empowered Health Team