Myotherapy is a hands-on, whole-body therapy that addresses the body’s soft tissue structures and is great for reducing stress and tension, soothing general muscular aches and pains, or addressing sporting injuries.
A form of manual therapy that addresses a variety of musculoskeletal aches and pains, myotherapists use a range of techniques including massage, stretching, dry needling, cupping, and exercise prescription. If a multidisciplinary approach to your treatment is required, we can refer to other health professionals as well.
What Conditions Does Myotherapy Treat?
Techniques such as soft tissue manipulation (massage), muscle energy techniques, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, cupping, stretching, and therapeutic exercises are applied to specific muscles and joints to help improve blood flow, reduce congestion, and promote healing. Myotherapists utilise a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia).
Our myotherapists are also trained to administer dry needling, prescriptive stretches, and exercises in conjunction with the techniques described above.
What Does Myotherapy Treatment Involve?
There will be similarities between your Osteopathic and Myotherapy Consultations, as both professions address the structure (Anatomy & Physiology) and function (Biomechanics) of the body and how this is altered with pain or injury.
It is quite normal to feel a little sore or tender after your Myotherapy treatment. The soreness can feel like bruising or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) that you may have experienced if you have exercised quite hard, or commenced an exercise regime that is new to you. This soreness is usually felt differently from your familiar pain and will settle usually within the next 2-3 days.
Initially, you should feel a little better after your treatment, but some people experience immediate tenderness, some people feel tender for the next couple of days and some people don’t feel any tenderness at all. If your treatment includes dry-needling you may feel a very slight sensation during superficial dry needling, however, deep tissue dry needling may be felt a little more.
Contact Us Today
If you’re ready to start your journey and reap the benefits of myotherapy, then give us a call on 1800 067 836 or visit us at Level 1, 31 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn. We’re always ready to treat new patients!