What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy uses clinical reasoning, manual hands-on therapy, problem solving and planning skills to design and implement treatment and management programs specific to client needs and health outcomes. Treatment applications may include, however are not limited to, dry needling, exercise and rehabilitation planning, massage therapy and joint mobilisation. Myotherapy treatments can assist and aid in prevention, assessment, early intervention and treatment of injuries and pain and the ongoing management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Myotherapists have extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system. The aim when treating and assessing an individual is to trace any pain, complaint or discomfort as far back as possible to the original cause. The goal is to heal both the cause of the concern, as well as the presenting symptoms.
What do Myotherapists Treat?
Myotherapists have the skills and qualifications to assess and treat muscles, joints and nerves using a variety of treatment modalities including:
- Soft tissue manipulation
- Trigger point therapy
- Myofascial stretching
- Dry needling
- Kinesiology taping
- Rehabilitative exercises
Myotherapists are highly sort after therapists within the world of professional sport for their knowledge, and superior hands-on experience and ability. They often work closely with other health professionals such as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Podiatrists and Sports Doctors to ensure better outcomes for rehabilitating athletes, as well as a higher level of treatment on a weekly basis for athletes as they recover from games and training loads.