Ballarat Sports Exercise Rehabilitation Centre
Exercise Physiology - Myotherapy - Exercise Rehabilitation - Remedial Massage - Fitness

Grant McKechnie – Director

Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Exercise Scientist, Myotherapist and Educator

Qualifications: B.Ed(PE), DipM(RM), Ad.Dip.(Myo), Grad.Dip.H.Sc.(ExRehab), M.App.Sci(Research)

gmckechnie@bserc.com.au
Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Exercise Scientist, Myotherapist and Educator
Owner /Director/ Principal practitioner of Ballarat Sports & Exercise Rehabilitation Centre
Former Lecturer University of Ballarat (now Federation University Australia) in the School of Human Movement
Former Lecturer Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy
Former Lecturer / Course Coordinator University of Ballarat (now Federation University Australia) School of Mines TAFE division
Former Lecturer Ballarat School of Soft Tissue Therapy
B.Ed. (PhysEd). Dip.RM, Ad.Dip.RM(Myo), Grad. Dip. H.Sc.(ExRehab), M.App.Sci (Research)
Member Exercise and Sports Science Australia ESSAM, AEP, AES
Member Myotherapy Association Australia, Myo.Assoc.Aust
 
Areas of Interest:
Neuroplastic rehabilitation for all neurological conditions
Chronic pain and  pain science
Musculoskeletal conditions
Recalcitrant conditions
Sports science and athletic preparation
 
Grant began practicing in September 2000, working at The University of Ballarat’s (now Federation University Australia) – UniSports Exercise Rehabilitation Centre.  Whilst there he continued to study, gaining his Master of Applied Science as well as various soft tissue qualifications including Myotherapy. In addition to his duties at the University’s Rehabilitation Centre, Grant was a lecturer in both undergraduate and Master’s programs; with a particular focus on the Masters of Rehabilitation anatomy program.
 
Since this time, Grant has written and delivered entire courses in Remedial massage and Myotherapy for the University of Ballarat and private colleges in Melbourne. These courses have a particular focus on the care, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.
 
Grant commenced epREHAB in 2005, now called the Ballarat Sports & Exercise Rehabilitation Centre, which is situated in Albert Street Sebastopol. This is growing into a multi-disciplinary clinic, with Exercise Physiology, Myotherapy, Personal Training and Podiatry. The clinic now has included the addition of a purpose-built rehabilitation gymnasium and education room.
Grant delivers in-house rehabilitation and professional development education for musculoskeletal, metabolic, neurological and cardiovascular conditions. Some of these topics are;
• Lower back exercise rehabilitation
• Adhesive capsulitis
• Assessment and treatment of the TMJ
• Post-hip arthroscopic surgery rehabilitation
• Neuroplasticity and rehabilitation plus more…
 
Grant has been successfully treating many conditions with a bias toward chronic pain and recalcitrant conditions that haven’t responded to standard methods of treatment. He continues to develop his practice and knowledge, currently pursuing the field of neurology and neuroplastic approaches to rehabilitation, always trying to not only implement best practice but think beyond it.
 
Grant is active in professional development for Myotherapy association Australia (formerly the Institute of registered Myotherapist of Australia), he has been the Chair of the project steering committee for the reaccreditation of the Myotherapy training package twice and was on the discussion panel for the direction of myotherapy at the biannual conference. Grant has presented at the Commonwealth International Sports Conference, as well as many various guest lecturer roles, including presenting at the Primary Health Network educating doctors on topics as sarcopenia and exercise, and the neuroplasticity of pain. 
 
Grant has worked with both professional and semi-professional athletes. This has included development and implementation  of;
·         Strength and conditioning programs
·         Athletic preparation
·         Full macrocycle plans
·         Biomechanical analysis
·         Athletic screening
·         Injury rehabilitation
The athletes include; Olympic and Commonwealth Games representatives in various sports, Professional Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian Jujitsu fighters, Motocross, Cyclists, Ultra-distance and Marathon runners, Ironman and Triathlon, Rowing, Tennis, Badminton, Race-walking and AFL football. He has worked as a rehabilitation therapist at the North Ballarat Roosters VFL in 1999 and 2000, and has been a professional injury consultant for the AFL.
 
In 2017 Grant was awarded the Myotherapy Australia’s Tony Moynihan award regarding excellence in the field of myotherapy.
In 2018 he is presenting at the international Neuro-Impulse Protocol symposium on how exercise can correct neurological dysafferentation.