What is Myotherapy?

During a Myotherapy consultation we are determined to find the cause of the pain. Problematic areas are often discovered using the following assessment methods:

  • A thorough patient history
  • Observations of spinal and peripheral movement and gait
  • Postural observations and assessment
  • Palpation of musculature, connective tissue and joint function
  • Clinical orthopaedic and neurological testing

Myotherapy plays an important role in manual medicine as a single mode of treatment or used in conjunction with treatment provided by both medical and other allied health practitioners. Myotherapy is complementary to Osteopathy, Pilates, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Podiatry and Acupuncture. High level outcomes are achieved faster with a multi-disciplinary approach.

Utilising assessment techniques, thorough history and neuromusculoskeletal assessment, myotherapist’s have a vast set of techniques to apply to many functional and structural alignments including:

  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Dry Needling¬†
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Nutritional advice
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Functional fascial taping