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What Is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy involves the thorough assessment and treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions.  It can be effective at

treating and preventing soft tissue pain and optimising joint range of motion.


Common conditions where Myotherapy can be beneficial include:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Ankle sprain

  • Achilles tendinopathy

  • Knee injuries

  • Muscle strains

  • Arthritic complaints

  • Lower back aches and pains

  • Intervertebral Disc issues

  • Headaches

  • Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries

  • Elbow and wrist pain (e.g. Tennis Elbow, Carpal tunnel)

  • Can assist with post operative myofascial restrictions (e.g. decreased range of motion post knee replacement surgery).  


What can you expect?

At your initial Myotherapy treatment you can expect us to sit down and talk about your medical history including any medications you take, any past surgeries and any significant illnesses.  We will also ask questions about your current symptoms and history of your presenting complaint.  All of this information is kept in the strictest confidence and is only used to help pinpoint what is the cause of your symptoms.    


We will then undertake a thorough assessment, which may involve a series of tests to examine how the affected joints and associated soft tissue are moving and try to narrow down what may be causing your symptoms.


Once we have determined the likely cause of your symptoms we will begin treatment. Treatment may involve any of the following depending on the results of the assessment: soft tissue massage, stretching techniques, gentle joint mobilisation, trigger point therapy and myofascial dry needling. 


At the completion of the hands on treatment you will be made aware of the factors that may be aggravating your condition and be given strategies to help avoid them in the future.  This may include prescribing specific exercises or stretches to be performed at home, making postural changes, changing the way your desk is set up, applying heat packs or ice packs to the affected area.


Most people respond well to Myotherapy treatment and may need between one and three treatments to resolve their current complaint.  If the complaint is more chronic and has been around for a long period of time then sometimes more treatments may be necessary to fully resolve the issue. If we are seeing no improvement in your condition then it may be necessary to refer you to another healthcare professional for further examination.    

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