Myotherapy (Musculoskeletal Therapy) is a form of physical therapy.
Myotherapists are highly trained in the evidence based prevention, detection, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions which may cause pain and dysfunction.
The aim of Myotherapy is to help prevent, identify and rehabilitate pain, discomfort and restricted movement in the body caused by soft tissue defects and enhance overall movement and function.
Often if the cause of pain and dysfunction is left untreated can cause compensation and further imbalances
The philosophy of Myotherapy is founded on Western medical principles including anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.
Clinical Myotherapists primarily use hands on remedial massage in treatment, however they also hold the knowledge and skills to apply a wide variety of different techniques to assist in enabling you to achieve optimal health.
Your Myotherapy consultation may involve some conversation and diagnostic testing to get a better idea of what is going on within your body. You may also be shown various stretching and strengthening exercises to take home and use to prevent or rehabilitate your pain or tension.
Techniques such as massage, trigger point therapy, assisted stretching, dry needling, Chinese cupping may be used depending on your requirements.
Myotherapy and Remedial Massage treatment may be applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy and work very well in conjunction with other modalities such as Osteopathy, Chiropractic and Physiotherapy.