Myotherapy is movement medicine
“Myotherapy is the evidence-based assessment, treatment & rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain & associated conditions.” (Myotherapy Association Australia)
Myotherapists use massage, joint mobilisation, dry needling, cupping , rigid and kinesio taping, transcutaneous nerve stimulation, mindfulness education and exercise prescription.
Science tells us the best way to manage pain and function is through movement and learning about our body. Myotherapy pretty much means muscle therapy. Myotherapists believe movement (using our muscles) is the best and most effective pain therapy.
What does it involve?
- In the initial consultation we gain an understanding of your pain and medical history; followed by an understanding of your goals. We develop a personalised program to treat your pain and achieve your goals.
- In the initial and follow up consultations we provide you with
- Pain education – understanding how to take control of your pain and your life
- Movement assessment – evaluating how you move and want to improve
- Movement therapy – progressive exercises to reduce pain and restore movement and function
- Strength training – simple resistance training to fundamental lifts
- Joint mobilisation – manual therapy that applies pressure to joints to reduce pain and restore movement
- Muscle energy technique – partner stretching with muscle activation
- Dry needling – a gentle style of needling that is not painful
- Cupping – a partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin by means of suction. Relieves muscle tension, promotes blood & lymph circulation, detoxification & healing.
- Neuromuscular technique – soft tissue therapy generally known as deep tissue massage.
- Transcutaneous nerve stimulation – electric pulses administered gently via a machine.
How will it benefit you?
Research shows the best way to treat pain is through a combination of exercise and learning about pain. Manual techniques in isolation may be helpful however the results are generally temporary. They’re not as effective as taking control of your pain and injury.
We believe in educating you on how to re-connect with your body and gain control over your pain through your mindset, movement and understanding your body’s own pain killing mechanisms.
Initial Consult 70 minutes $105
Follow up Consult 60 minutes $99
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Myotherapy does have some commonalities to massage, physiotherapy and personal training. However there are some key differences.
Physiotherapists are educated and trained to deal with more complex conditions and injuries (for example broken spines, amputees and so on). When we spot anything that we are not sure about, we will immediately refer you to a Physiotherapist or GP.
Massage therapy is essentially a hands on treatment as something we love to receive with a short term impact.
Myotherapy is primarily about moving, starting in a gentle and controlled way, eventually becoming as dynamic and challenging as you want it to be.
Personal Training is about fitness, weight loss and feeling good. A personal trainer should never be treating pain or injuries (unless they are a qualified physiotherapist/ exercise physiologist).
Myotherapists may train strength and some aspects of conditioning, however it is really about addressing your pain and function.