What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy involves the treatment of soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia) to treat and prevent soft tissue pain and restricted muscle and joint movement resulting from injury, poor posture, muscle tightness or weakness, stress, or overuse. Myotherapy and remedial massage are widely accepted forms of treatment for both acute and chronic injuries, as the primary form of treatment or in conjunction with treatment by both medical and other allied health practitioners, such as Chiropractic and Podiatry.
Myotherapy and remedial massage treatment involves the assessment of muscle and soft tissue dysfunction with physical assessment and hands-on palpation and is extremely useful in correcting soft tissue abnormalities, which commonly result in dysfunctional movement patterns. Failure to correct these abnormalities may perpetuate pain cycles, increase the risk of injury, prevent recovery from injury, and increase the likelihood of injury recurrence.
Myotherapy techniques used to treat soft tissue pain and dysfunction include:
• Trigger point therapy
• Muscle tension technique
• Myofascial release
• Joint mobilisation technique
• Myofascial Dry-Needling – the use of fine acupuncture needles to treat soft tissue pain and tension created by active trigger points in the muscles and myofascial restriction
• Kinesiology & Rigid sports taping
• Corrective exercises
Problems that we can help with:
• Sports injuries
• Neck pain and headaches
• Lower back and pelvic pain
• Shoulder and elbow pain
• Foot and ankle pain
• Jaw pain
• Pregnancy discomfort
Treatments are covered by most private health extras and rebates can be claimed on the spot.