Myotherapy

What is Myotherapy

Myotherapy is a branch of manual medicine which focuses on the comprehensive assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain.

This involves an extensive physical evaluation and an integrated therapeutic approach to connective tissue (muscles, joints, nerves and fascia). Treatment is then applied to remedy acute or chronic conditions and prevent them from reoccurring. Myotherapy has a high range of success for most common musculoskeletal conditions that result from improper posture, poor biomechanics and injury. A Myotherapist can assess and treat the connective tissue using mostly direct ‘hands-on’ techniques.

What to expect during Myotherapy consultation

During Myotherapy consult we are determined to find the cause of the pain. Problematic areas are often discovered using the following assessment methods:

  • A thorough patient history
  • Observations of spinal and peripheral movement and gait
  • Postural observations and assessment
  • Palpation of musculature, connective tissue and joint function
  • Clinical orthopaedic and neurological testing

Myotherapy plays an important role in manual medicine as a single mode of treatment or used in conjunction with treatment provided by both medical and other allied health practitioners. Myotherapy is complementary to Osteopathy, Pilates, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Podiatry and Acupuncture. High level outcomes are achieved faster with a multi-disciplinary approach.

Trained to identify red-flag conditions that require referral to more specialised services

Utilising assessment techniques, thorough history and neuromusculoskeletal assessment, myotherapist have a vast set of techniques to apply to many functional and structural alignments including:

  • Trigger point therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Myofascial release
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Nutritional advice
  • Rehabilitation exercises
Common complaints Myotherapy can assess, manage and alleviate
  • Sciatica
  • Ligament sprains
  • Recurrent hamstring strains
  • Osteitis Pubis
  • Facet joint sprains
  • Neck spasms
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Work Related injuries
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
Cost
Initial consult
45 mins ~ $95
Return consults
60 mins ~ $120
45 mins ~ $95
30min ~ $75

Hicaps private health insurance claiming available on Myotherapy. We recommend you contact your health fund to confirm your eligibility to claim. 

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