Myotherapy is a specialised
field of soft tissue therapy which focuses on releasing ‘triggerpoints’ in
muscle. Triggerpoints are highly
contracted areas (or knots) within a muscle which, if left untreated, can cause
pain, muscular weakness, postural imbalance, restricted movement and/or fatigue.
Triggerpoints can perpetuate muscular pain syndromes because they weaken
a muscle and make it vulnerable to further injury.
Myotherapists have many
therapeutic tools at their disposal, including deep tissue massage, corrective
exercise and dry needling.
Massages from myotherapists
are sought-after as their knowledge of muscular anatomy and precise hands-on
skills are second to none. (They
are not, however recommended for those seeking ‘relaxation massage’ as
trigger point-deactivation tends to cause a temporary reproduction of pain
before overall relief is realised.)
Some pain syndromes in which Myotherapy can be of benefit:
/ Golfer's Elbow
/ Tarsal Tunnel Syndromes
- Stiff or painful neck
- Plantar fasciitis
Benefits of Myotherapy:
assist in recovery from injury / training / overuse / pregnancy
improve mobility, posture and quality of sleep
provide marked relief from muscular pain, whether chronic or acute, thereby
contributing to general wellbeing
HICAPS is available for claiming your myotherapy rebate
directly from most health funds.
on the following link to learn more about our myotherapists Sally
Aspinall & Madelaine