What is myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a branch of physical therapy which focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment
of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. It is the therapeutic process of relieving pain through the
manipulation of muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Myotherapists are specifically trained in the location and treatment of ‘trigger points’ (or knots),
which are irritable points within muscle tissue. When these points are active, they can be painful,
restrict range of movement and refer pain elsewhere in the body. Trigger points can arise from not
drinking enough water, poor posture and when a muscle is overworked or injured.
What to expect:
Upon arrival to the clinic, a detailed medical history is taken in order to identify
your presenting symptoms. A physical assessment is then conducted to best determine the most
effective treatment for your condition. The assessment may include:
- Physical examination
- Range of motion testing
- Postural assessment
- Orthopaedic assessment
- Neurological testing
- Active/Passive palpation
Some of the modalities used during a treatment may include:
- Massage, trigger point and soft tissue manipulation
- Dry needling (involves inserting an extremely fine, single use sterile needle into atrigger point. Extremely effective in releasing pain and tightness associated with trigger points, or‘knots’.)
- TENS therapy (use of light electrical current for muscle stimulation).
- Thermal therapies
- Joint mobilisation
Responses following a session typically range from feeling relaxed and replenished to feeling a little therapeutically ‘worked over.’
Myotherapist specialise in the treatment of muscles tendons fascia and ligaments. Their treatment
plans may include deep tissue massage, dry needling, vacuum cupping and a individually tailored
regime of corrective exercises.
To make an appointment please use our fully automated online booking systems available 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you know which modality you require there is no need to call and you will receive confirmation by email and a SMS confirmation the day prior to your appointment.
What is sports massage?
Sports massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. It involves the use of fingers, knuckles, hands, forearms and elbows to therapeutically manipulate the soft tissues of the body to bring about repair. Massage is applied to the muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments and skin. It is not meant to be relaxing, and can be quite vigorous at times. Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sports people or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that is physically active, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.
Purpose of sports massage:
Sports massage prevents and relieves injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise by reducing the stress and tension that can build up within the body’s soft tissues. It can be carried out before, during or after playing sport or exercising. Sports massage is designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimise the chance of injury and, if there is an injury, to reduce the recovery time.
Benefits of sports massage:
- Draining away fatigue
- Relieve swelling
- Reduce muscle tension
- Promotes Flexibility
- Relieve pain
- Injury Prevention
- Increase blood circulati\on and lymph flow
- Common injuries treated include shin splints, tennis elbow, sprains and strains,etc.