Myotherapy covers the assessment, treatment and ongoing management of musculo-skeletal issues. There are various approaches to this very hands-on treatment including:
- Dry needling
- Passive joint mobilisation (excluding manipulation)
- Myofascial release
- Exercise prescription.
While dry needling comes under the Myotherapy banner, it is often not our first line of intervention and not an essential part of treatment should you not want it.
As well as hands-on techniques, Myotherapists are trained in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Assessment and diagnosis of musculo-skeletal complaints is an underpinning foundation of developing an effective treatment plan. Your treatment plan is specific to your presenting complaint and ensures optimal outcomes from your Myotherapy treatment.
Myotherapy can be a helpful treatment for a variety of conditions arising from
- poor posture,
- occupational, recreational or emotional stress,
- injury arising from repetetive movements or trauma (including sporting injuries),
- other causes of pain, stiffness or restricted movement.