Myotherapy is the advanced level of Remedial which uses assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions. Muscular dysfunctions and pains can alter and affect your movement and mobility.
Myotherapists employ various soft tissue manipulation treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) together with other modalities such as: trigger point therapy, dry needling, deep tissue massage, hot and cold therapies, passive/active/resistive muscle stretches, electro-mechanical stimulation and corrective or rehabilitative exercises.
Trigger points within muscles are an example of muscle dysfunction that can cause deep aching pain, local tenderness, referred pain limiting strength and flexibility. Utilising palpation skills Myotherapists can identify trigger points and deactivate them using various soft tissue manipulation techniques.
Muscular dysfunction can be caused by trauma, overload or misuse of muscles arising from occupational, sporting or recreational activities.
What does a Myotherapist do and What is treatable by Myotherapy?
An initial Myotherapy consultation should involve history taking, followed by various muscle, joint and neurological testing. Combined with manual palpation of muscles and joints, giving a Myotherapist time to identify the cause of a clients pain to ensure quick, effective and long lasting results.
Myotherapists treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. Below are examples of conditions commonly treated by Myotherapists are:
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
When should I see a Myotherapist?
Idealy, if you suffer cronic pain or are restricted in movement you should see a Myotherapist when your pain lasts longer than a few days. People also seek Myotherapy treatment in the rehabilitative phase of care to help strengthen the affected areas.
Do I need a referral to see a Myotherapist?
A referral letter is not necessary to see a Myotherapist unless you are a WorkCover client. Most Myotherapists work in private practices and are usually the first point of call when clients are injured.
Myotherapy massage is a clinical form of treatment developed to identify the compromised location and to treat the imbalance.
Note: This treatment is clinical and not for immediate relaxation.