What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is the evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. It is founded on Western medical principles including anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy that can be used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement.
Myotherapist’s are skillfully trained to assist and aid in prevention, assessment, early intervention and treatment of injuries and pain and the ongoing management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Treatment options for patients may include:
- Identifying the cause of muscle pain
- Treatment of pain caused by muscle tissue, tendons, ligaments or muscle fascia using:
- Trigger point therapy
- Dry needling
- Hot and cold therapies
- Electro-mechanical stimulation
- Exercise prescription
Myotherapist’s utilise a wide range of treatment approaches and skill, which in addition to manual therapy, assists with muscular pain and dysfunction.
A number of conditions Myotherapist’s treat, yet not limited to:
- Back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
- Rotator cuff problems
- Occupational injuries
- Achilles tendinopathy and other ankle injuries
- Jaw pain and clicking
- Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations
- Tennis elbow
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.
For more information about Myotherapy and how it could benefit you, contact us.
*All initial appointments at SEMM are 60min sessions. This allows adequate time required for your intake forms and a detailed assessment with your therapist to be completed.