Our expert Myotherapists at Point Cook Physical are here to help.
WHAT IS MYOTHERAPY?
Myotherapists assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapy is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures of the body.
Myofascial is often described as the pain or symptoms caused by muscle or fascia. Myofascial pain is usually not specific and is often described by the patient as a deep ache, tightness or tenderness in an area. Other symptoms can include reduced range of movement in muscles and joints, stiffness, fatigue, weakness, numbness or tingling sensations.
Additionally, it is important to note that myotherapy and a remedial massage is different. Although myotherapists use massages in their treatments when warranted, they also put into practice a wide range of other treatment options and skill sets.
HOW IT WORKS
First of all, our expert myotherapists will assess your medical history and review any previous medical reports. Afterwards, they will discuss any factors that may be influencing your area of concern. A physical assessment will then take place to gain a deeper understanding of your body. Additionally, this is to determine if there are any underlying dysfunctions that may be causing or contributing to your pain.
Subsequently, our myotherapists will follow up with one or more of the following techniques:
- Soft tissue manipulation
- Trigger point therapy
- Dry needling
- Corrective exercises
- Myofascial cupping
BENEFITS OF MYOTHERAPY
Myotherapy has a great number of benefits that can help improve your physical performance and mobility. As a result, after a thorough examination has been conducted - your pain will be have been identified and corrected as well as your symptoms having been reduced and prevented from coming back again.
WHAT WE TREAT
Common conditions our myotherapists treat include:
- Sporting and occupational injuries
- Poor posture pain
- Associated joint and vertebral dysfunction
- Acute and chronic conditions affecting function and mobility
- Scoliosis and kyphosis
- Headaches and migraines
- Tennis/golfers elbow, carpal tunnel
- Shoulder pain
- Pregnancy massage
- Multiple sclerosis
Furthrmore, it is important to note that you don’t need to be in pain to visit a myotherapist. Therefore, once symptoms aren’t as prevalent; treatments will focus on rehabilitation, reducing the likelihood of further injuries and keeping you active and performing at your best.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding out myotheraphy service, our team is happy to help.
For more information on how remedial massage therapy can help you, or to book an appointment, contact us on (03) 9369 9766.