WHAT IS MYOTHERAPY?
Myotherapy, also known as Musculoskeletal Therapy, is a branch of functional medicine that applies clinically-proven techniques to perform an assessment, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal issues that treat the cause of pain – rather than endlessly dealing with the symptoms. Myotherapists take a holistic approach by carrying out a thorough physical evaluation and applying an integrated approach.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MYOTHERAPY?
Myotherapy treatments involve a detailed interview to identify factors that may be making your condition worse (such as poor posture, scoliosis or overtraining) and help you find ways to avoid or reduce these aggravating factors. An assessment will be carried out to understand customer’s soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), joint mobility/function, nerve pathways, physical capacity and biomechanics (physical strengths and limitations ).
If something is chronic (for example, arthritis or age-related changes to spinal discs), the myotherapist will develop a pain management program. This may involve referral to other healthcare professionals.
For acute or persistent joint pain, always see your doctor.
Follow up Treatments
Follow up treatments may be required depending on your condition as some issues may be improved with just a single session. Follow up sessions are often shorter than the initial one-hour consultation.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED
- Return to sport
- Chronic pain states
- Office-related neck pain
- Disc pain
- Lower back pain
- Hip and knee paint
- Upper back
- Neck and shoulder pain and discomfort
- Recovery from training/injury
- Self-care leading into events such as triathlons
- Stiff and sore joints
Myotherapist uses a variety of manual therapy techniques including:
- Neurodynamic techniques
- Deep tissue massage
- Muscle stretching and soft tissue techniques
- Passive stretching (gently moving the affected body part through its range of motion) or joint mobilization
- Dry Needling (acupuncture)
- Acupressure to trigger points
- Muscle energy techniques (METS)