Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions which cause muscular dysfunction and pain, and thus affect movement and mobility. Myotherapists utilise a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal integrity of soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia). Some of these techniques may include: massage, passive/active stretching, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release (with or without cupping) and Dry Needling.
A Myotherapist consultation will generally commence with a thorough history taking, followed by various muscle, joint and neurological tests. Combined with manual palpation of the muscles and joints, a Myotherapist aims to identify the cause of the pain to ensure quick, effective and long lasting results.
Some common conditions that Myotherapists treat include:
- Sporting & occupational injuries
- Stiffness & pain associated with poor posture
- Acute & chronic conditions affecting function & mobility
- Headaches / migraines
During the treatment, your muscles can become dehydrated, so it is important to drink plenty of water afterwards to help with rehydration, building healthy muscle tissue and removing wastes that accumulate as the muscles are “worked.”