What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain, injury and dysfunction. Myotherapist’s utilise a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal and correct integrity of the soft tissue structures within the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia).
Trigger points (areas of localised muscle contraction) within muscles are an example of soft tissue dysfunction that can cause deep aching pain, local tenderness, referred pain limiting strength and flexibility. A Myotherapist can identify these trigger points and deactivate them using various soft tissue manipulation techniques.
What does a Myotherapist do?
A Myotherapy consultation will start with a thorough history taking followed by a postural screening. Then, various muscle, joint and neurological testing will occur, palpation of the identified and surrounding areas will then follow, allowing your Therapist to make an accurate diagnosis as to your presenting condition.
Various techniques will be utilised during your treatment, including: Soft tissue therapy, dry needling, vacuum cupping, joint mobilisation, corrective exercises, kinesiology taping, sports taping, trigger point therapy and PNF/MET stretching.
What conditions can a Myotherapist treat?
Your Myotherapist will treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. Some examples of conditions commonly treated by Myotherapists are:
- Neck & back pain
- TMJ (jaw) dysfunction
- RSI Injuries
- Tennis/Golfers elbow
- Joint pain
- Numbness and tingling
- General tightness/stiffness
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Knee, hip & ankle pain
- Frozen shoulder (rotator cuff)
- Elbow & wrist pain