What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapist’s are trained to assess, treat and prevent specific body dysfunctions and multiple and various musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses. The treatment involves a wide variety of different modalities that enhance the restoration and recovery from these conditions via the treatment of soft tissue. This can include the muscle, fascia, joints and associated structures.
The soft tissue that Myotherapist’s work with include muscular and connective tissue and their intra and interactions with body systems.
As a Myotherapist we use a broad range of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and pathology to understand the relationship between muscles and related connective tissue, but also how these relate to other systems of the body to perform an optimum amount of function and mobility.
What can you expect in a Myotherapy treatment?
Myotherapist’s use clinical examination skills to locate the source of the symptoms and identify dysfunctions. It will involve a high level of communication, clinical reasoning, problem solving and planning skills to design and implement treatment and management programs.
When the source of the problem is located treatment will aim to relieve pain and normalise sensation and function. If and when no symptoms exist, management aims to optimise function, posture and movement to ensure your body is working at its full potential so you can be enjoying life to its fullest.
Some modalities that may be used in your treatment include Mobilisation, Muscle energy techniques, dry needling, cupping, fascial release as well as soft and deep tissue work. Take home treatments can include rehabilitation and strengthening exercises, as well as the use of kinesio/rock tape and rigid taping for support, stabilisation and to ensure there is optimal flow throughout the body and muscles.