Myotherapy (Muscle therapy) is assessing and physically treating muscular pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement. It aims to reduce pain, restore function and improve mobility, by restoring and maintaining the normal integrity of muscles, tendons and fascia. Myotherapy is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy.
Myotherapy treatments focus on detecting and deactivating trigger points. Trigger points are tender, irritable areas that can refer pain and other symptoms locally or often distant to the trigger point.
Claimable through private health as Myotherapy
30 Minutes - $80.00
45 Minutes - $100.00
1 Hour - $120.00
Myofascial pain & trigger points
Pain and symptoms caused by muscle (myo) or fascia is described as myofascial pain. Myofascial pain is from abnormal muscle contraction or trigger points in muscles and fascia. Myofascial pain will vary in intensity and is often described as a deep ache, tightness or tenderness in an area. Other symptoms can include reduced range of motion to muscles and joint, stiffness, fatigue, weakness, numbness or a tingling sensation. Depending on the condition and the patients they can suffer from one or many symptoms. The trigger points can be caused by many factors such as poor posture (sitting, standing, walking, exercising, working postures and sleeping), overuse of muscles, imbalances in muscles, stress, incorrect lifting and ergonomics.
Conditions Myotherapists can treat
Muscular pain and spasms Restriction of movement Muscle tears Headaches Neck pain Shoulder pain Frozen shoulder and rotator cuff injuries Tennis and Golfers elbow Pre and post natal discomfort Back pain Sciatica Hip pain ITB Friction syndrome Shin and calf pain Repetitive strain injuries Stress related tension Poor posture Pain associated with arthritis
How Myotherapy can help
Helps to reduce acute or chronic pain. Increases muscle flexibility & mobility by reducing abnormal muscle tightness. Improves the healing time of an injured muscle by increasing blood flow & improving soft tissue alignment. Reduces the strain, discomfort and stiffness sometimes associated with physical exercise. Enhances movement and muscular strength by increasing the efficiency of muscles.
What will happen in my consult
During your assessment, our Myotherapist’s will take the time to listen to your story. We will ask many questions to better understand your body, condition and general health. We will then choose the most appropriate physical assessment, which may include posture, range of movement, strength, reflex and orthopedic testing. This is followed by palpation of your soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) and joints, to identify which treatment techniques will be used to give you the best results. Our treatment planning takes a holistic approach, including our findings, medical tests, your everyday environment and lifestyle. We aim to eliminate your pain, prevent it from returning, and help you achieve your health and wellness goals. Myotherapy treatment techniques will then be performed which may include: Deep tissue manipulations Myofascial release Trigger point therapy Myofascial Dry Needling Cupping Passive & active muscle stretching As every patient is different, treatment techniques will be tailored to the patient’s needs. After your treatment a quick re-assessment will be done to show you a decrease in pain and in increase in your range of movement. Your Myotherapist will then give you an extensive amount of advice to help you. This will include postural cues, things to avoid which will be aggravating your condition and also corrective home exercises to help you quickly rehabilitate your muscles.
"I love this place! Everyone is incredibly warm, welcoming and accomodation. Nicole has been treating me for a while with Myotherapy and has been incredible at helping my various aches and pains - she's a wonderful therapist, so kind and knowledgeable and I love how she works with so many different techniques to improve overall health. Thankyou all so much for what you do"