What is Myotherapy?

If you’ve been suffering from chronic back pain, sciatica, acute neck discomfort, or a nagging ache in your muscles or your joints feel stiff, then the chances are you could be recommended to seek the services of a Myotherapist. So what exactly is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy consists of assessing, treating, and managing the pain associated with soft tissue injury and restricted joint mobility which has been caused by muscle or joint ligament dysfunction.
The compact, tough tissue which covers and surrounds all of your bones and muscle is known as Myofascia. It can be likened to a complete body suit which runs from the top of your head to the ends of your toes and is strong and flexible. It’s continuous with no beginning and no end and connects every part of your body together. In its normal healthy state it is relaxed and soft and can move and stretch without restriction.

Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement caused by muscle or myofascia dysfunction. Myofascia are the thin, fibrous sheets of tissue that surround and separate muscles.Ligaments and tendons are comprised of bundled myofascia.

The philosophy of myotherapy is founded on Western medical principles including anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. You don’t need a referral from a doctor to make an appointment with a myotherapist.