What is myotherapy?
The word ‘Myo’ means muscle. Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, which may cause muscular dysfunction and pain. This pain can affect your movement and mobility.
A Myotherapist will utilise a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures: The muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
Trigger points within muscles are an example of muscle dysfunction that can cause deep aching pain, local tenderness, referred pain limiting strength and flexibility. Utilising palpation skills, Myotherapists can identify trigger points and deactivate them using various soft tissue manipulation techniques.
Muscular dysfunction can be caused by trauma, overload or misuse of muscles arising from occupational, sporting or recreational activities.
We currently have five Myotherapists treating at Fluid Health Port Melbourne.
What does a Myotherapist do?
A Myotherapy consultation will typically commence with thorough history taking followed by various muscle, joint and neurological testing. Combined with manual palpation of muscles and joints, a Myotherapist aims to identify the cause of your pain to ensure quick, effective and long lasting results.
What conditions can a Myotherapist treat?
Myotherapists treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. Some examples of conditions commonly treated by Myotherapists are:
- Neck & backpain
- Chronic Overuse (RSI)
- Tennis/Golfers elbow
- Joint pain
- Numbness and tingling
- General tightness
- Carpal Tunnel
- Knee, hip & ankle pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Elbow & wrist pain
What treatment techniques do Myotherapists use?
Myotherapist employ various soft tissue manipulation techniques, together with other modalities such as: trigger point therapy, dry needling, deep tissue massage, hot and cold therapies, passive/active muscle stretching, electro-mechanical stimulation and corrective or rehabilitative exercises.
Myotherapy Prices Monday – Friday
30 minutes – $65
45 minutes – $85
60 minutes – $95
90 minutes – $135
Prices Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
30 minutes – $68
45 minutes – $88
60 minutes – $98
90 minutes – $138
Healthcare Rebates may apply. HICAPS facilities are available
Contact us on 03 99391133 to book an appointment, or click the button below to book online.