WHAT IS MYOTHERAPY?
Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, which may cause muscular dysfunction and pain thus affecting movement and mobility throughout our daily lives.
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 and dryneedling.
HOW DOES MYOTHERAPY DIFFER FROM OTHER THERAPIES?
Myotherapists are highly regarded by other allied health practitioners for their superior soft tissues skills & techniques. This is why we are regularly referred to by Physiotherapist, Osteopaths & GPs.
WHY WOULD YOU GO SEE A MYOTHERAPIST?
Myotherapists treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. Some examples of conditions commonly treated by Myotherapists are:
- Neck & backpain
- Stress/ Anxiety
- Chronic Overuse (RSI)
- Tennis/Golfers elbow
- Joint pain
- Numbness and tingling
- General tightness
- Carpal Tunnel
- Knee, hip & ankle pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Elbow & wrist pain
HOW WILL MYOTHERAPY HELP ME IN EVERYDAY LIFE?
For most of us, having a pain free and well functioning body to live our life in is just a dream. This is an opportunity to be educated on how to take care of yourself outside of the clinic room through teaching how their body moves best, recovery from exercise or even a day at the desk. Each patient gets a personalized strength & conditioning program to assist in a faster recovery or building/maintaining new strength to reduce reoccurring pain.
THE MY MYO EXPERIENCE
We really take the time to understand our patient’s conditions and needs. We talk to them about lifestyle factors, daily movement patterns, diet & mindfulness. We truly believe in taking a proactive approach to our bodies health, not always being on the reactive.