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What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, which may be causing dysfunction and pain and affecting mobility. We employ a range of treatment techniques to restore soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) to optimal health. We then look at maintenance and care plans, which may involve treatment but most often involves self-care such as stretching and strengthening.
Trigger points within muscles can cause deep aching pain, local tenderness, referred pain limiting strength and flexibility. Myotherapists can identify trigger points and deactivate them using various soft tissue manipulation techniques.
What happens in a consultation?
Usually we commence with thorough history taking followed by a range of muscle, joint and neurological testing. Along with manual palpation of muscles and joints, we aim to identify the cause of pain to for fast, effective and long lasting results.
What kind of problems can a Myotherapist can help me with?
We treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Some examples of conditions we commonly treat are:
Headaches/Migraines, Neck & back pain, Sciatica, Joint pain, Numbness & tingling, General tightness, Carpal Tunnel, Chronic Overuse (RSI), Tennis/Golfers elbow, Hip, Groin, Knee & Ankle pain, Frozen shoulder, TMJ, and Elbow & wrist pain pre & post pregnancy. We also treat many other conditions- too many to list here!
When should I consult a Myotherapist?
A lot of people receive treatments to prevent injury, but people usually want treatment with us for aches and pains. Consult a Myotherapist when your pain lasts longer than a few days or when you’re suffering from restricted movement. Many people also seek Myotherapy treatment in the rehabilitative phase of care after surgery or injury) to help strengthen the affected areas.
What treatment techniques do Myotherapists use?
Myotherapist use many techniques including: deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy hot and cold therapies, passive/active muscle stretching, dry needling, cupping, electro-mechanical stimulation and corrective and or rehabilitative exercises.
Do I need a referral to see a Myotherapist?
You don’t need a referral letter from a GP to see a Myotherapist unless you are a Work Cover patient.
Based on information from ‘Institute of Registered Mytherapists of Australia‘ website: www.myotherapy.com.au