Myotherapy

 

MYOTHERAPY

Stop those every day pains!

Do you experience muscle and joint pain, headaches, inflexibility, stiffness, tingling or numbness? These can be attributed to poor posture, muscle imbalance and excessive tightness. A Myotherapist is the soft tissue expert to get you back at your best.

Do you have a recurring pain that doesn’t leave you alone? Many muscles can produce unrelenting pain patterns unless they are released or strengthened.

Myotherapists (Myo meaning muscle) are health professionals who specialise in the release, strengthening and alignment of the musculoskeletal system to enhance function, reduce pain and prevent injury.

At mhealth, we have one of Melbourne’s multi-skilled Myotherapist and Podiatrist!

Bringing lower limb expertise to Myotherapy. Additional foot and ankle skills include:

  • Running and gait analysis
  • Advanced musculoskeletal therapy for the foot and ankle
  • Footwear advice
  • Orthotic recommendations
  • Ankle taping

We also provide:

  • Pre and postnatal soft tissue treatments
  • Dry Needling
  • Rock taping

Our Myotherapist is committed to reducing your pain and improving your function. To find out how you can return to the things you love with Myotherapy, call or visit us today!

What is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy (Myo meaning muscle) is a manual therapy involving the management of musculoskeletal conditions that impair movement or cause pain. Myotherapists assess and treat soft tissue structures to restore and maintain the integrity of muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. This includes acute injuries such as ankle sprains to chronic conditions like low back pain.

Muscular dysfunction can be caused by trauma, overload or misuse of muscles arising from occupational, sporting and recreational activities.

Common conditions Myotherapists treat

  • Neck / Back pain
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Pain from poor posture
  • Chronic Overuse (RSI)
  • Tennis / Golfers elbow
  • Joint pain
  • Numbness / Tingling
  • General tightness
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Lymphoedema / Chronic swelling
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Knee / Hip / Ankle pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Elbow and wrist pain

What happens in a Myotherapy appointment?

A Myotherapy consultation will typically commence with a thorough history taking followed by various muscle, joint and neurological tests. Combined with manual assessments of muscles and joints, a Myotherapist aims to identify the cause of one’s pain to ensure effective and long lasting results.

What are trigger points?

Trigger points (or knots) within muscles are a form of muscular dysfunction that can cause deep aching pain, local tenderness or referred pain, which limits strength and flexibility. Utilising palpation skills Myotherapists can identify trigger points and deactivate them using various soft tissue manipulation techniques and dry needling.

Trigger point release techniques are used by Myotherapists to locate and eliminate the cause of many common pains. Dry needling is another commonly used technique involving the use of fine solid needles to release painful trigger points and improve muscle function.

REBATES

Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be able to receive an on-the-spot rebate through HICAPS when you have an appointment at mhealth.

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