03 9305 7035
72 Bridgewater Road,
Craigieburn, 3064

myotherepy

What is Myotherapy?

A form of manual therapy that addresses a variety of musculoskeletal aches and pains, myotherapists use a range of techniques including;

  • Massage, including sports and remedial techniques
  • Stretching
  • Dry Needling
  • Cupping
  • Exercise Prescription

If a multidisciplinary approach to your treatment is required, we are able to refer to other health professionals as well.

In detail

Our Myotherapists are qualified members of the Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia. (IRMA).

Myotherapy is a hands-on, whole body therapy that addresses the soft tissue structures of the body and is great for reducing stress and tension, soothing general muscular aches and pains, or addressing sporting injuries.

Myotherapists utilise a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia).

Techniques such as soft tissue manipulation (massage), muscle energy techniques, triggerpoint therapy, myofascial release, cupping, stretching and therapeutic exercises are applied to specific muscles and joints to help improve blood flow, reduce congestion, and promote healing.

Our Myotherapists are also trained to administer dry needling, prescriptive stretches and exercises in conjunction with the techniques described above.  An assessment, treatment and management plan (including stretches) will be discussed with you throughout your consultation to ensure you understand how best to manage your pain, stiffness or injury.

The Treatment

1. Initial Consultation:
Typically 1 hour in duration, this will incorporate a thorough assessment and treatment of your pain and stiffness.

2. The Treatment Plan:
The best ways for you to manage your pain and stiffness (and minimise its reoccurrence) will be discussed with you throughout your consultation to ensure you understand how best to manage your pain, stiffness or injury.

3. The Treatment:
There will be similarities between your Osteopathic and Myotherapy Consultations, as both professions address the structure (Anatomy & Physiology) and function (Biomechanics) of the body and how this is altered with pain or injury.
It is quite normal to feel a little sore or tender after your Myotherapy treatment. The soreness can feel like bruising or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) that you may have experienced if you have exercised quite hard, or commenced an exercise regime that is new to you. This soreness is usually feels different to your familiar pain, and will settle usually within the next 2-3 days.

Initially you should feel a little better after your treatment, but some people experience immediate tenderness, some people feel tender for the next 2-3 days and some people don’t feel any tenderness at all. If your treatment includes dry-needling you may feel a very slight sensation during superficial dry needling, however deep tissue dry needling may be felt a little more.

• Dry needling:
Needles may also be used if appropriate – and when this is the case, a feeling of warmth, dullness, a sensation travelling away from the needle or itchiness may be experienced. No Bleeding is expected, however.

A feeling of itchiness or a sensation of the needle still being present may be felt once the needle is removed and sometimes a bruise maybe develop after withdrawing the needle.