Myotherapy is a trusted healthcare profession that takes a whole-of-care approach to effectively assess, treat and manage injuries, pain and dysfunction.
Myotherapy treatment applies a range of modalities and evidence-informed knowledge to support client outcomes, with a focus on supporting self-management. Qualified practitioners use clinical reasoning, manual hands-on therapy, problem solving and planning skills to design and implement treatment and management programs specific to client needs and health outcomes.
Treatment applications may include, however are not limited to, dry needling, exercise and rehabilitation planning, massage therapy and joint mobilisation.
What myotherapy can treat
Myotherapy treatment can be used for a variety of body aches, pains, or rehabilitation. These include, but are not limited to:
Neck and shoulder pain
General pain or chronic pain management
Headache and migraine management
Rotator cuff problems
Achilles tendinopathy and other ankle injuries
Jaw pain and clicking
What to expect from a treatment
Myotherapy treatment includes a range of manual therapies to ease a client’s pain including:
including soft tissue therapy,
myofascial cupping therapy,
corrective and rehabilitative exercise,
and prescriptive advice on muscle and pain management.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect in my first treatment?
If it is the first time visiting our clinic, you will need to book an 'initial consultation'. These appointments include a more thorough assessment of your medical history. Your myotherapist will ask about your concern areas, as well as take some general information on your work or lifestyle habits that may impact any ongoing injuries.
Then your myotherapist. will recommend a course of action, which will likely include manual therapy ('hands-on' treatment) within the session, rehabilitation exercises or general educational advice.
How much time is given to treatment?
Both your initial and subsequent appointments are 45 minutes in length. An intial appointment will have a stronger focus on diagnositic assessment. Subsequent appointments will have a greater focus on treating and managing your ongoing condition.
What should I wear to my appointment?
A myotherapy treatment is often 'hands-on', and as such requires skin contact to feel the muscles and bones underneath. We recommend clothing that is flexible and provides access to the back or shoulders if required, or shorts if your concern is from the hip down.
However, we are always sensitive to personal or religious restrictions, and want our patients to be comfortable at all times. Talk to your friendly myotherapist if you have any concerns, and they will be happy to advise.
What do I do if I cant make my appointment?
We understand sometimes things come up- simply let the clinic know as soon as you can.
Call our friendly reception on 03 5444 0012 to give us the heads up and reschedule.