Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions which cause pain and muscular dysfunction affecting movement and mobility.

Common causes of muscular dysfunction include trauma, overload or misuse of muscles arising from occupational, sporting or recreational activities.

Common injuries treated :

  • Tennis Elbow / Overuse Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder / Rotator cuff
  • Sports Injuries / Tears/ Strains
  • Neck Pain / Whiplash / Headaches
  • Back Pain / Scoliosis / Sciatica
  • Rehabilitation from surgery
  • Over use injuries
  • Chronic Pain

Realignment of the body using the following techniques will restore the soft tissue to its natural balance for optimal strength and function.

Common Treatment:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Muscle Manipulation
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Cupping
  • Corrective Stretching/ Exercise
  • Postural Analysis

If you suffer from a muscular injury or have pain, stiffness or tightness within the body, then you may need to see a Myotherapist.

In many cases of injuries or tightness our muscles are our first line of defence. To save our body from severe damage whether its a disc, bone or a ligament injury, our muscles will defend our body. To do this they will go into a muscle spasm or cramp, restricting our movement which locks down the body to prevent further injury. From our muscles locking down it may also cause our joints to jam up or our nerves to become impinged. So it is very important to look at the muscle involvement of any injury.

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In an acute injury we may need to address if there is inflammation present. If it is quite severe like a disc impingement then a course of anti inflammatories may be needed. In other injuries rest and ice may be sufficient.

Once the injury has settled down but not continuing to improve then this is the best time to see a Myotherapist. From then your Myotherapist we assess the injury and treat it as appropriate. It may need a few treatments along with a treatment plan and corrective exercises or stretches to get you back to your sport, work or activity.

After you injury has completle recovered you may wish to get a Myotherapy or Remedial Massage as a tune up, as part of a health and lifestyle management plan. This is one way to keep your muscles in best functioning order and reduce stress and tension placed upon our bodies.

Chronic injuries may take longer to treat and can be more involved. A treatment plan is the best way to help your recovery. It may involve your Myothetapist working along side specialist, physios, osteopaths and other health professionals.

So whether you are suffering from an acute or chronic injury or just want some stress relief give us a call today and we will talor a treatment plan that is right for you.

Myotherapy and Remedial Massage can be used in the preventative, treatment and management stages of any injury or muscular complaint.

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Remedial Massage

Everyone can benefit from regular massage, from babies to the elderly, to sportspeople, labourers and officer workers.  You don’t have to be suffering from soreness – a regular massage is the key to better health.

Massage stretches muscles, inhibits muscle spasm, increases flexibility and helps break down scar tissue.  Therefore, it can help you recover from injury, either from an accident, sport or surgery.

A neck and shoulder massage can also alleviate repetitive strain injuries resulting from poor posture or sitting for long periods of time.

If you play sport, regular massage can help prevent injury.  A remedial massage therapist can develop a massage program in conduction with your training to maximise your performance and rehabilitation.

There are a number of health funds that rebate massage treatment in Australia.

Dry Needling

The term dry needling is used to differentiate the use of needling in western medicine from the use of needling in an oriental medicine, which is referred to as acupuncture.

Dry needling works via insertion of a sterile, fine filament needle into a “Trigger Point” within a taut band of muscle, stimulating a local twitch response and thereby releasing certain chemicals throughout the body, for therapeutic effect. Dry needling is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin with very few side effects.

The needle used is very thin and most subjects do not even feel it penetrate the skin. A healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of this needle. However if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject will feel a sensation like a muscle cramp -’the twitch response’. Patients soon learn to recognise and even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, reducing pain and restoring normal length and function to the involved muscle.


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