What is myotherapy? What kinds of disorders do we treat? What can you expect to receive from a consultation? When you understand what myotherapy is and what a myotherapist does, you may find it is just what you need.
So, it is essentially therapy for your muscles. It is the evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.
Myotherapy can help you through rehabilitative, corrective and preventative phases of therapy. We aim to treat or prevent soft tissue pain, particularly when muscles are not performing correctly which impairs movement and mobility. This can be caused by trauma, overloading or overuse, lack of movement, and occupational, sporting or recreational activities.
Love gardening, but can’t squat down comfortably to reach the weeds? Enjoy a swim at the beach, but your shoulder niggle just won’t let you enjoy it? Sick of standing bent like a boomerang in the morning until you shuffle around enough to fully straighten up?
Does this sound familiar? Try a myotherapy consult with our team. It is a great first step.
Myotherapy can aid in the recovery of a wide range of pain and associated conditions, such as, but not limited to:
• Hip and lower back pain
• Neck and shoulder pain
• Arthritis and inflammation
• Sports injuries (muscle strains/tears, ligament damage)
• Rotator cuff problems
• Occupational injuries
• Tendinopathies (Achilles, tennis elbow, etc)
• Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations
During your initial consultation, you will expect a complete assessment of your physical condition, and your personal assessment of the symptoms you are experiencing. Your musculoskeletal alignment, posture and range of movements will be examined. Once assessed, your treatment can involve a range of techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, cupping and dry needling – all designed to treat injury, relieve pain, improve mobility and increase performance.
You don’t need to be in pain to visit a myotherapist. Once symptoms have settled, our treatments will focus on restoring optimal activity (rehabilitation), reducing the likelihood of further injury and keeping you moving and performing at your best. So why not give myotherapy a go? We have appointments available all week including Saturday at the Health Creation Centre in Ocean Grove.
Gabrielle Ryan is a myotherapist at the Health Creation Centre in Ocean Grove.