Injury prevention & rehabilitation
Deep tissue & remedial massage
Trigger point therapy
Postural assessment and rehabilitation
What is Myotherapy?
It is a form of manual medicine focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain, involving the treatment of nerves, joints and muscles, acting on all three during a treatment. Myotherapy aims at restoring and maintaining normal balance in muscles, tendons and ligaments by providing precise assessment and treatment of muscular pain and dysfunction that focuses on the prevention and rehabilitation of all muscular conditions.
Myotherapy is practised using a range of modalities such as; dry needling, trigger point therapy, postural assessment, deep soft tissue massage, cupping, joint mobilisation, heat and ice treatment, MET stretching and rehabilitation exercises. These modalities restore neuromuscular function, increase joint range and mobility and decrease pain.
Conditions Remedial Massage Treat:
Muscular Aches & Pain – Whiplash – R.S.I
Shoulder Pain – Frozen Shoulder – Joint Pain
Headaches & Migraines – Pre and Post Natal – Plantar Fasciitis
Sports Injuries – Nerve Pain – Sciatica
Hip/Groin Pain – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Sprains & Strains – Stress Disorders
Jaw Pain – Tennis & Golfers Elbow
Myotherapy Treatment Modalities:
The aim of dry needling is to restore muscle function by eliminating trigger points and the restoration of neuromuscular function. When the needle is inserted into the muscle it stimulates a local flow of blood, which promotes healing. It helps block the neural pathway that causes pain, and the body’s natural pain killers are released to inhibit pain and inflammatory cycle. Dry needling is very effective on dysfunctions such as, muscle tears, trigger point elimination, tendinopathies, headaches, acute and chronic pain, plantar fasciitis and more.
Postural assessments are used in Myotherapy to find any muscular imbalances and dysfunctions that may be causing pain.
DEEP SOFT-TISSUE MASSAGE:
Deep soft-tissue massage aims to realign deep layers of muscle and connective tissue which in turn will increase blood supply and eliminate muscular dysfunctions such as; back pain, postural anomalies, neck pain, lower back pain, chronic shoulder problems and more.
Cupping is used in Myotherapy to promote increased blood flow to tissues, decrease muscle tightness and sedate the nervous system. The cups are applied to the skin superficially using a suction technique. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pain, stiff muscles migraines and more. JOINT MOBILISATION:
Joint mobilisation is a technique of soft passive movements applied to individual joints that are causing pain or decreased movement in the body whilst gently stretching the affected area. This creates a deeper release, and more lasting changes. Joint mobilisation improves mobility in areas that currently have less than normal range of movement. Joint mobilization results in improved joint mobility and function, decreased muscle spasms, and decreased pain in the affected areas and to encourage correct posture.
HEAT AND ICE THERAPY:
Heat packs used by a Myotherapy work specifically to increase blood supply to a muscle before, during or after a treatment. This treatment works well for releasing tight contracted muscles and decreasing pain.
Ice packs are used primarily in the early stages of treatment such as with an acute sporting injury or inflammation.
MUSCULAR ENERGY TECHNIQUE (MET):
MET stretching is used in Myotherapy to release tight muscle and fascia, improve musculoskeletal function, mobilise joints in which movement is constricted and increase circulation in the muscle tissue.
REHABILITATION AND CORRECTIVE EXERCISES:
Myotherapy provides clients with tailored stretches and corrective rehabilitative exercises for clients with musculoskeletal disorders, postural dysfunctions and sports specific injuries and re-training.