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What Is Myotherapy and 3 things you need to know!

3 things you need to know about Myotherapy

Myotherapy is a client-centred healthcare profession focusing on the assessment, treatment and management of the whole person, applying a range of modalities and evidence-informed knowledge to support client outcomes.

Myotherapy uses 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.

Myotherapy treatments can assist and aid in prevention, assessment, early intervention and treatment of injuries and pain and the ongoing management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

1. What do Myotherapists Treat?

Myotherapists provide evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for a wide range of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions, for example:

  1. Back pain
  2. Neck and shoulder pain
  3. Headache
  4. Sports injuries
  5. Rotator cuff problems
  6. Occupational injuries
  7. Achilles tendinopathy and other ankle injuries
  8. Jaw pain and clicking
  9. Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations
  10. Tennis elbow
  11. Post Surgery issues
  12. Knee pain
  13. Hip pain
  14. Fibromyalgia
  15. Chronic pain

You don’t need to be in pain to visit a Myotherapist. Once symptoms have settled treatment may focus on restoring optimal activity (rehabilitation), reducing the likelihood of further injury and keeping you moving and performing at your best.

2. Where do Myotherapists Treat?

Most myotherapists in Australia treat in private practice. Myotherapists may be in stand alone practices or integrated into multidisciplinary settings.

As primary health care providers, Myotherapists are skilfully trained to assist and aid in prevention, assessment, early intervention and treatment of injuries and pain and the ongoing management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Myotherapist skill set and treatment options for patients may include trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation, dry needling, cupping, stretching, exercise and rehabilitation programs, pain management and patient education.

Myotherapists often work in conjunction to other allied health practitioners to optimise patient outcomes and achieve long standing, sustainable results.

MyoActive Sports Medicine is one of the best myotherapy clinic in the south east suburbs, due to being able to actually get long term results.

At our clinic, we mainly focus on providing injury rehabilitation through various techniques of muscle strengthening and retraining.

We provide our services all around Melbourne and we have many clients from Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Burwood, Burwood East, Vermont, Forest Hill and more for Myotherapy services.

3. SIGNIFICANT FEATURES OF MYOTHERAPY

  • Expert myotherapists use their hands to provide manual therapy to the clients as per their individual need and pattern of pains.

  • Our highly qualified myotherapists use the techniques like myofascial release, joint mobilisation as well as soft tissue techniques.

  • We also provide education to individual clients for their pain and load management in their daily activities.

  • These techniques focus on proper rehabilitation at the end of the treatment to offer a long lasting relief to the clients.

  • These techniques are highly useful for pain and uneasiness in muscles, tissues, tendons, fascia and ligaments.

  • Aches and pains, reduced functional abilities and limited range of motion can be treated by myotherapists.

  • Myotherapy is a bachelor’s of health science (clinical myotherapy) degree which means it takes a minimum of 3 years study to become accredited.

We all know that myotherapy can have an impact on a patient’s biopsychosocial health. Our head myotherapist worked alongside the AFL and professional athletes to assist them in competiting at the highest level with minimal pain and/or discomfort.

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Jayden Seracino | Director at MyoActive