Myotherapy is derived from the Greek/latin term meaning muscle therapy. Here at our Melbourne Myotherapy and Massage clinic, we use a specific and unique combination of hands on therapy to alleviate your pain, remove the cause of the problem and restore full function back into your body. Our job is to fix your pain and get you back on track.
An initial myotherapy treatment will consisit of a 45 minute, or a 60 minute treatment. This will enable your treating practitioner enough time to analyze your situation and provide a thorough and comprehensive treatment.
Your myotherapist will utilize their specialised clinical skills and include a variety of soft tissue therapy techniques and joint mobilisation skills to alleviate your pain and have you back on your feet again.
Treatment depends on the diagnosis. Your Myotherapist uses a range of techniques including:
- Specific assessment to find the cause of your pain and restriction.
- Remedial Massage, including sports and remedial techniques
- Gently moving the patient’s affected body part through its range of motion (passive stretching)
- Hot or cold therapy
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy
- Trigger point therapy (acupressure)
- Myofascial dry needling (muscular acupuncture).
Most patients with myofascial dysfunction will have pain relief within one to three sessions. Each session typically lasts 45 minutes.
The myotherapist will explain your condition in detail. Dietary changes could be recommended. The myotherapist may advise treatments to use at home including:
- Strengh Exercises and stretches specific to your condition
- Self-administered massage
- Heat packs..wheat bags
- Ice packs
- Relaxation techniques including meditation.
Ongoing management with myotherapy
Your myotherapist will work with you to identify factors that may be making your condition worse (such as poor posture,weak muscles, scoliosis or overtraining) and help you find ways to avoid or reduce these aggravating factors.
If something cannot be changed (for example, arthritis or age-related changes to spinal discs), the myotherapist will develop a pain management program. This may involve referral to other healthcare professionals, and specialists.
For acute or persistent joint pain, always see your doctor.
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