Remedial Massage Glen Waverley

The Difference Between Myotherapy and Remedial Massage?

The Difference Between Myotherapy and Remedial Massage?

What is a Myotherapist?

During almost every initial consultation in treatment patients ask me the same questions:
“So Jayden, what is a Myotherapist?” and “I’ve had a massage and physio before, but what is the difference between that and Myotherapy?”
And the answer is…
The technical answer is that Myotherapy is the evidence-based assessment and treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
The simple answer and the way I like to explain it, is that we look at the body holistically and utilise a lot of different modalities. An example is tools in our toolbox to treat not only the presenting pain you come to see us for but to also assess and determine the root cause of your pain, to prevent it from returning (this is where our private gym comes in).

What techniques do Myotherapists use?

Some of the tools that we use in treatments include hands-on therapy, soft tissue massage, taping, cupping, dry needling, joint mobilisations, pain education, exercise prescription and strengthening exercises. We may use one or a combination of these modalities, depending on your level of pain, to help get you feeling better again and back to doing the things you love. We aim to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Our primary goal is to reduce your level of pain, increase range of motion, improve movement and strength and educate you on the right path for recovery. Providing each individual with a personalised program to do at home or in the gym with tailored video exercises to follow easily.
We know that every patient is different and that is why we specifically tailor our treatment to your individual needs.

How long is the Myotherapy certificate and what do we study?

Our qualification pathways – Myotherapists complete a two year Diploma of Remedial Massage and then a further one year Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy, this is also a bachelor degree of health science (clinical myotherapy).
All Myotherapists study various topics throughout their education, including anatomy, physiology and various hands-on treatment techniques as well as exercise prescription and injury prevention!

What conditions do Myotherapists treat?

Myotherapy treats a wide variety of conditions. Some of the common conditions that we treat often include Jaw pain (TMJ), back pain, neck and shoulder pain, running and sports-related soft tissue injuries, hip and knee pain, headaches and migraines, tennis elbow and other repetitive use injuries, plantar fasciitis and pregnancy-related aches and pains
So, if you are wanting to try something new or your current therapy isn’t getting the results you want then Myotherapy might be the answer for you!
MyoActive is based on the corner of Springvale Rd & Burwood Highway.

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Call Bridgitte today to discuss any questions!
0422 580 035

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