Myotherapy

 
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WHAT IS MYOTHERAPY?

Myotherapy is a form of manual therapy which focuses on the assessment, treatment and management of muscular pain and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Do you experience any of these issues?:

  • Shoulder/neck pain

  • Back pain

  • Headaches, tension headaches, migraines

  • Poor posture

  • Sport injuries

  • Acute and Chronic pain

  • Nerve Impingements

  • Jaw pain

  • Bulging discs

  • Planta Fasciaitis

  • Joint pain

  • Arthritis

  • Muscular imbalances

Myotherapy treatment involves:

  • Dry needling

  • Cupping

  • Trigger point therapy

  • Joint mobilisation

  • Myofascial release

  • PNF stretching techniques

  • Soft and deep tissue work

  • Corrective exercises

  • Electrotherapy

How does Myotherapy work?

One of the main reasons we have aches and pains in the muscles is that over time we develop trigger points. What are trigger points? A trigger point is the correct terminology for what most people refer to as “knots”. They are sensitive sore spots in the muscle/tissue that are hyper-irritable, Most trigger points can send referred pain or tenderness to other areas of the body.

There are two types of trigger points:

Active trigger points: These trigger points are extremely common, usually sending referred pain and tenderness to other areas of the body, due to repetitive movements, trauma, increased activity and so on. It can also restrict range of motion and joint mobility.

Latent trigger points: The majority of people are unaware that they have latent trigger points, as the pain is less apparent and is mostly present when the affected area is being palpated. Over time these trigger points develop and can lead to stiffness, tension and limited range of motion and weakness. Latent trigger points are largely the result of an injury, pre-existing issue, or condition. If you are not maintaining treatments and stretching over time, the muscle shortens and it can develop into an active trigger point, causing more pain. 

The primary objective as a Myotherapist is to locate the trigger points by using different techniques and tools such as:

  • Dry needling

  • Cupping

  • Soft/deep tissue work

  • Myofascial release

  • Assessment/testing/palpation

 

How Can We Help You?

Our goal is to help you live pain free, to fix incorrect habits and encourage good habits through a tailored treatment plan for your needs, in order to achieve the best results. We want to assist people in understanding their bodies so that we can work together in identifying where the problem is coming from, to find a solution to counter the issue, Giving corrective exercises and tools to help assist your health and live pain free is something that we consider vital to achieving our goals. 

Maintaining and preventing muscle health is essential and is a key element to living a pain free lifestyle. We strongly recommend people have a Myotherapy treatment every four to six weeks, to keep muscles lengthened and allow everything in the body to work to its full capability, without pain or restriction. Other ways to maintain muscle health are to stretch daily and to utilise tools such as foam rollers, spikey balls and wheat bags. It is also beneficial to have a good balance of strength training and to go swimming (once – twice a week). 

If you would like more advice or want to ask any questions, please call us to discuss your condition. Or, simply book your appointment and enjoy the benefits. Private health fund rebates are also available.

 

REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Remedial massage is a more clinical, hands on approach used to treat muscular dysfunctions. Before a treatment, your therapist will undertake an assessment to identify where the issue or pain is and to tailor the treatment to your needs. This allows the client to receive the greatest outcomes and benefits in terms of reducing pain and tension.

Treatment involves:

  • Deep/soft tissue work

  • Trigger point therapy

  • Myo fascial release

  • Cupping

  • Joint mobilisation

  • Assisted stretching

  • Heat therapy

  • Corrective exercises

 

Are you experiencing muscular pain, or any of these conditions/symptoms?

  • Shoulder/neck pain

  • Back pain

  • Headaches, tension headaches, migraines

  • Poor posture

  • Muscle cramps

  • Sport injuries

  • Chronic pain

  • Nerve Impingement

  • Jaw pain

  • Bulging discs

  • Joint pain

Remedial Massage will help to take pressure off the joints and lengthen the muscles, which in turn reduces pain and increases mobility and movement. Treating any muscular pain naturally is the best solution and most effective way to help you live pain free, reverse bad habits, address chronic and acute pains and overall will improve and encourage better quality of life.

If you are seeking further advice or wish to ask any questions, please call us on 0431 223 417 to discuss your condition. Or, simply book your appointment and enjoy the benefits. Private health fund rebates are also available.

Back Massage
 

Sports/Postural taping

The tape we use (rocktape ), is used by elite athletes and by health professionals around the world, however you do not need to be an athlete to experience the benefits of taping! 

Taping is highly beneficial to people suffering from various injuries, swelling, poor posture, fascial chain dysfunctions and even pregnant women. 

How does RockTape work? 

When applied correctly, RockTape’s elasticity causes the skin to form a twist effect, which decompresses the tissue directly below the skin. This results in three things:

  1. Fluid effect- improving blood and lymphatic flow in the taped area.

  2. Mechanical effect- improving the slide and glide between tissue layers.

  3. Neurological effect- altering the perception of pain and improving body awareness.

What are the benefits?

  • Pain relief.

  • Reduced swelling and inflammation. 

  • Accelerated recovery from bruises and contusions. 

  • Prevents and/or relieves muscle spasms and cramping. 

  • Speedier recovery of overused muscles. 

  • Supports injured muscles and joints without restricting range of motion.

  • Allows athletes to remain active while injured.

Taping is perfect prior to a sporting event or activity, to give you the support you need and to help you perform stronger for longer. Book now to see the benefits for yourself.

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