What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is the evidence based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.
Myotherapy is a hands-on therapy that focuses on pain originating from muscles, tendons, joint, ligaments and nerves of the body. Myotherapists perform testing and individual assessment to determine the cause of the pain, instead of just treating the symptoms.
Myotherapy is a physical therapy that focuses on the muscles and connective tissues of the body drawing on a variety of techniques.
Treatment is directed at the fascia or soft tissue components of our connective tissue, which includes the muscles, ligaments and tendons. 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.
Once a diagnosis is formed, a Myotherapist uses a wide range of techniques including:
- Soft tissue manipulation
- Deep tissue massage
- Myofascial release
- Trigger Point therapy
- Dry Needling
- Joint mobilisation
- Thermal therapy
Myotherapy is able to treat a diverse number of complaints including:
- Muscular strains and tears
- Stiffness and pain associated with poor posture and arthritis
- Chronic overuse syndromes – RSI, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome
- Frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury and shoulder impingement syndrome.
- Sports injuries
- Headache 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.
Kim Martin is an accredited member of the Registered Myotherapists Association Australia (MA).