What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a relatively new physical therapy that focuses on treating the soft and connective tissues of the body drawing on a variety of modalities. Myofacial pain is the medical term for describing muscular pain and discomfort.
Treatment is directed at the fascia or soft tissue component of our connective tissue, which includes the muscles, ligaments and tendons. These elements provide the crucial support and protection for the internal organs and structures of the body, and if stimulated in the appropriate way can promote healing of the nervous, skeletal and circulatory systems, amongst others. Muscular pain is typically the result of an injury or strain related to repetitive motions, general fatigue, lack of exercise or a medical condition.
Myotherapy can be used in the prevention, corrective and rehabilitative stages of therapy.
A Myotherapist uses a wide range of techniques including:
- Soft tissue manipulation
- Deep tissue massage
- Myofascial release
- Trigger Point therapy
- Joint mobilisation
- Thermal therapy
Additionally, our Myotherapists are also experts in:
- Dry Needling
- Use of TENS machines
Myotherapy is able to treat a diverse number of complaints including:
- Muscular strains
- Stiffness and pain associated with poor posture
- Chronic overuse syndromes – RSI, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome
- Frozen shoulder
- Sports and occupational injuries
- Pain and dysfunction associated with stress and tension
Do you have Private Health Insurance?
You can claim your treatment on the spot through our HICAPS machine. Private health funds provide varying levels of cover for Myotherapy treatment. Please contact your health fund for full details of these benefits.