Myotherapists utilize a wide range of evidence-based treatment and skills which in addition to manual therapy, assists with muscular pain and dysfunction. As primary health care providers, Myotherapists are skillfully trained to assist and aid in injury prevention, exercise/rehabilitation programing, musculoskeletal assessments, early intervention and treatment of pain and the ongoing management of chronic pain conditions.
What are the skill sets/treatment options that Myotherapist may use for patients?
Trigger point therapy - very specific muscle therapy to release hyperirritable nodules within the muscle
Spinal manual therapy
Myofascial release - soft tissue therapy that helps regain full range of motion
Nerve mobilisation/ flossing
Joint mobilization - realigning of skeletal dysfunctions including the spine.
Dry needling - an evidence-based modality to treat muscular-skeletal pain.
Electrotherapy - for motor control and chronic pain syndromes
Rehab exercise programing
Motor control training/ human movement training
Cupping - an ancient therapy that can be very effective in muscle treatment. promoting blood flow and tissue health
Deep tissue therapy and therapeutic massage - massage techniques that involve treating muscle beyond the top layer
Relaxation Massage is currently unavailable until another team member can provide this.
Have a voucher?? Relaxation massages are still available for those who are wishing to have a relaxation treatment. Please contact us on 0476973841 to organise this.
What is cupping? Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy where a cup is applied to the skin while the air pressure in the cup is reduced ( by heat or suction). This causes the superficial muscles and Fascia to draw up into the cup. At times it is more beneficial to leave the cups in the one spot in order to treat specific muscles but in some cases cup gliding will be used which is involves gliding the cup back and forth on the effected body area.
What are the benefits of cupping?
increase in blood flow
muscular pain relief
Note: Generally cupping is used in conjunction with Myotherapy but it can be a treatment by itself if requested
What is dry needling? Dry needling is an effective and safe treatment that entails the use of ultra-thin needles that are similar in size to the ones used in acupuncture. The therapist will assess you and find a hyper irritable muscle nodule (trigger point) within the muscle belly that is most likely to be causing your pain/stiffness. The therapist will then strategically and carefully glide the needle into the effected area which will often cause a muscle twitch thus creating the body's natural muscular release/healing response.
Dry needling is useful for:
Increasing blood flow
Chronic muscle tension that resists manual therapy
Reducing fascial dysfunction
Deactivating trigger points
Reducing muscular pain
Reducing joint pain
Promoting the body's natural healing abilities
Note: Generally Dry needling is used in conjunction with Myotherapy but it can be a treatment by itself if requested.
Electrotherapy machines can be used for many issues and in many different ways. Machines that are used within our practice are TENS and EMS which are Micro electric current machine.