Theory Presentation and Plenary Speakers
  Stuart Hinds

Stuart is one of Australia’s leading soft tissue therapists, with over 30 years of experience as a practitioner, working with elite sports athletes, supporting Olympic teams, educating and mentoring others as well as running a highly successful clinic in Geelong. Recognised for his expertise, he lectured on remedial soft tissue techniques at Victoria University for over 15 years. Stuart delivers a range of highly sought after seminars across Australia and internationally, supported by his educational platform which delivers online courses, webinars and one-on-one mentoring to help support his colleagues to build successful businesses. Stuart also regularly publishes articles both nationally and internationally relating to soft tissue treatment and its relationship to musculoskeletal dysfunction within industry journals and mainstream publications.

  Brendan Cole

An Olympic hurdler and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Brendan has been a practicing soft tissue therapist for over 20 years, working with several National Teams and sports, including the Australian Institute of Sport and the USA Olympic Team. His passion for high quality movement has also led him to studies and work in coaching, strength and conditioning, Pilates, psychology, and the ecology of high performance environments. Using and combining elements of manual therapy, coaching science, motor learning, and sports medicine, Brendan has supported hundreds of athletes from early development to Olympic Champions, and lectured on practices and processes of integrated high performance systems.

  Jon Adams

Jon is Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Deputy Head of School (Research) at the School of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney. He is also a Fulbright Senior Scholar, holds an Honorary Professorship in Public Health at the Imperial College London and is a Senior Fellow on the International Primary Care Research Leadership Program, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Jon has authored over 630 peer-reviewed academic publications and is Chief Editor of 11 international research books and author of over 70 book chapters. Jon is the world-leading public health researcher focused upon self-care and traditional, complementary and integrative health care use and practice. Jon’s extensive research program includes focus upon practice-based research networks (PBRNs), implementation science and translation research and mixed methods design. Core features across Jon's research portfolio are collaborative and partnership designs, and the ever-important need to ensure impactful insights for community and professional partners.

  Breakout Session Presenters
  Jacqui Beutel

Jacqui brings over a decade of experience as a dedicated remedial massage therapist. She specialises in oncology massage and decongestive lymphatic therapy. Jacqui also stands as the author and instructor of an accredited Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy Practitioner course, endorsed by the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA). Her unwavering dedication to advancing this field was recently displayed at the ALA Symposium in Auckland, where she delivered a captivating 3.5 hour interactive workshop. Furthermore, she regularly leads informative webinars on diverse lymphatic topics on behalf of medical suppliers. In 2022, she also graduated as a Registered Nurse.

  Catherine McInerney

Catherine is a pioneering figure in the field of specialised pregnancy, labour, and postnatal massage techniques in Australia. With over 25 years of experience in Women's Health Massage, she is the Founding Director of Pregnancy Massage Australia® established by Catherine in 2010. Her vision is to establish massage as an essential component of perinatal care, emphasising the natural and comprehensive approach of the NurtureLife® massage experience, which offers a unique focus on support and therapeutic care.

  Stephen Walters

Stephen has practiced as a naturopath for nearly 40 years and has specialised in using massage therapy to treat a variety of health complaints. He has a Masters in Clinical Science and is currently a PhD candidate in Medicine researching fatigue in hospital clinicians. His personal interest in postural assessment and posture correction lead to an understanding of the need to incorporate mindfulness into the rehabilitation of postural imbalances. He is the primary developer of a workshop for practitioners and clients to learn the Upright, Proud, Open, Neutral (UPON) Method.

  Pre-Conference Workshop Presenters
  Bradley Neate

Bradley is the proud owner of Lions Breath Wellness and Dynamic Myofascial Mobilisation (DMM). He has been practicing and teaching manual therapy for over 15 years and has studied with leaders in the field, making continuing education a high priority. A special thank you is sent to his personal mentors and other practitioners who continue to inspire and move the field forwards. Bradley has taught courses in myofascial release, joint mobilisation, sports therapy, breathwork, and anatomy and physiology to massage therapy students in Canada, and now in Australia. His enthusiasm for bodywork shines through his classes and courses. His desire to help therapists find the deeper connection through bodywork and the breath has now become his full-time passion. Bradley believes that through exploring the felt sense and the breath, that both practitioners and clients can find an internal sense of safety and ease.

  Paula Nutting

Paula after completing her nursing certificate in 1980, specialised in intensive care. She completed her Personal Training Certificate in 2001, a Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2002 and a Bachelors in Health Science Musculoskeletal Therapy in 2007. This established a pathway to corrective exercises and rehabilitation of the client suffering soft tissue dysfunction. Paula has lectured for massage colleges in Brisbane on diploma and degree subjects and coordinated and designed units of study for the vocational education arena and higher education. Paula has presented courses, seminars, and workshops within the massage industry in areas of musculoskeletal dysfunction, instability of the core, acute and chronic muscle imbalance, and various muscle and joint techniques, establishing her expertise within the field. She has produced a growing list of videos demonstrating the treatment of many conditions of the body, has written articles in a variety of journals and textbooks on massage, and is currently finishing a six-book series on best treatment options for those practicing in the remedial body work industries.