Myotherapists are trained in the field of myofascial pain and dysfunction, pain that arises from the muscles and surrounding connective tissue. Myotherapists assess, treat and rehabilitate for musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions using a range of modalities to ease pain and increase range of movement.
Myotherapy treatments can include:
- Dry needling
- Thermal therapies
- TENS – Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
- Therapeutic Massage
- Corrective Exercise
- Trigger Point therapy/ Myofascial Release
What to expect
A Myotherapy treatment starts with taking a thorough patient history. The clinician will observe tissue, movement, gait, and assess posture. They may also palpate the spine, peripheral joints, musculature, connective tissue and associated viscera, and perform clinical orthopaedic and neurological tests. Myotherapists take into account all aspects of health and wellness when treating patients, including physical, psychological and occupational considerations.
Myotherapy can be used as a single mode of treatment, or can be used in conjunction with other allied-health practitioners such as physiotherapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy, and acupuncture/TCM.