Myotherapy is derived from the Greek/Latin term meaning muscle therapy.
Here at our Melbourne Myotherapy and Remedial 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 or Remedial Massage treatment will consist of a 45 minute, or a 60 minute treatment. This will enable your practitioner enough time to analyse your situation and provide a thorough and comprehensive treatment.
Your myotherapist will utilise 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 symptoms. Your Myotherapist will use 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
- Trans-cutaneous 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.
Your therapist will explain your condition in detail. Lifestyle or work related changes could be recommended. Your therapist may also recommend self help treatments to use at home including:
- Strength Exercises and stretches specific to your condition
- Self-administered massage
- Heat packs..wheat bags
- Ice packs
- Relaxation techniques.
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 over training) and help you find ways to avoid or reduce these aggravating factors.
If something cannot be changed (for example, arthritis or age-related changes ), 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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