Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions that can cause muscular dysfunction and pain, affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapists utilise a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia).
Trigger points within muscles are an example of muscle dysfunction that can cause deep aching pain, local tenderness, referred pain limiting strength and flexibility. By utilising palpation skills, myotherapists can identify trigger points and deactivate them using various soft tissue manipulation techniques.
Muscular dysfunction can be caused by trauma, overload or misuse of muscles arising from occupational, sporting or recreational activities.
Who Can Benefit from Myotherapy?
Myotherapists treat the cause and the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. Some examples of the conditions commonly treated by myotherapists are:
- Neck and back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Sciatica (leg pain associated with the sciatic nerve)
- Chronic overuse (sometimes called Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI)
- Tennis or Golfers elbow
- Joint pain
- Numbness and tingling
- General tightness
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee, hip and ankle pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Elbow and wrist pain
Our Approach to Myotherapy
All of our myotherapists are registered with the Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia (IRMA). They have many years experience working closely with chiropractors in a therapeutic setting and have established strong and effective skills for treating a variety of conditions.
Please contact us today to discuss how myotherapy can benefit you.