What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a form of natural therapy that focuses on assessment, treatment and management of pain that is associated with soft tissue injury and restricted joint mobility.
It is a physical therapy treatment for common neuromusculoskeletal (nerve, muscle and joint) conditions that result from trauma, improper posture, overload or misuse of muscles, poor biomechanics and injury.
As myotherapists, we consider all aspects of your health and wellness in order to provide the best treatment and management of your conditions. This includes not only physical, but also psychological and occupational aspects.
What Conditions Can Be Treated with Myotherapy?
Trigger points are one of the most common conditions treated by a myotherapist.
When stressed, injured, or experienced a trauma, your muscles often form trigger points like contracted knots.
These trigger points are a major cause of muscle dysfunction that can cause deep aches and pain, local tenderness, and compromised muscle strength and flexibility. They can also build up for years if left untreated. Elimination of these trigger points can help alleviate intense and chronic pain.
Other conditions that can be effectively treated with myotherapy include:
- Upper & lower back pain
- Headaches and neck pains
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Reduced joint mobility
- Intense and chronic pain
- Muscle spasms
- Wry neck
- Stiff joints
If any of the mentioned symptoms sound like you, get in touch with us for a friendly chat or book in for a session!
How Does Myotherapy Treatment Work?
We use a range of evidence-based treatment techniques to restore, maintain and improve the integrity of soft tissue structures, including muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
At Northern Sports and Remedial Myotherapy, the myotherapy consultation starts with us taking a thorough history of your conditions and lifestyle to assess your condition. Then, we examine your condition using highly developed palpatory skills and comprehensive understanding of joint and muscular anatomy and function.
This is followed by performing any necessary muscle, joint and neurological tests. We then proceed to identify the cause of your problems and talk you through possible solutions and management plans.
We utilise a range of techniques to ensure effective and long-lasting results, such as:
- Soft tissue therapy
- Muscle stretching
- Temperature therapies
- Acupressure to trigger points
- TENS therapy
- Myofascial dry needling (MDN)
- Muscle energy techniques (METS)
Is Myotherapy Effective?
The effectiveness of myotherapy varies from person to person, depending on your unique biology, conditions, lifestyle and adherence to the management plan. Some clients may get instant results, while some may take a bit longer. Either way, we guarantee you that you will achieve the results you are hoping for.
A successful myotherapy treatment takes time, committed effort and behavioural changes. The key to this success is identifying the cause(s) and making the right changes, whether big or small. When you are on the right path, you will notice that you are not only free from those symptoms but also feel empowered and in control of your health!
Benefits of Myotherapy
Myotherapy can help improve the integrity of the soft tissue structures and manage various neuromusculoskeletal conditions in your body. This is important in preventing muscular dysfunction, pain and injury, which can improve movement and mobility.
A detailed examination by the myotherapist means that once the cause of your pain and discomfort is recognised, it can be effectively corrected and managed. This will help to reduce your symptoms and prevent it from reoccurring in the future.
We can help you reduce and relieve the pain of a wide range of conditions, including:
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Frozen shoulder and neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Stress and anxiety
- Muscle tightness
- Sport injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Occupational injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
Why Choose Us?
At Northern Sports and Remedial Myotherapy, we offer the best myotherapy service to alleviate your problems and assist you every step of the way. We treat the symptoms as well as the cause of your musculoskeletal conditions to make sure that you have a better quality of life, free of aches and pains.
We tailor the treatment plan to you and your unique conditions to ensure sustainable improvements. We also provide you with individualised tips and strategies that you can practice at home to maintain muscle integrity, strength and flexibility.
After each visit, you will leave the clinic with valuable tips on positive behavioural changes, stretching techniques, self-administered massages, relaxation techniques, and effective warm up & cool down exercises.
It is our goal to provide a holistic approach of musculoskeletal treatment that involves:
- Helping you develop body awareness and recognise your issues
- Offering insights into the causes and solutions to your unique conditions
- Providing you with tools and resources to achieve the results you want
- Facilitating you to make positive behavioural changes
- Creating a treatment plan that will restore your health and wellbeing
“Matt is a true professional! After taking my history, he knew exactly what the problem was and worked his magic to alleviate the pain in my neck. My neck now feels much lighter. He even provided me with a list of easy home exercises to manage the pain if it starts to flare up again. Highly recommend seeing Matt!Robin Mersin
“Hands down the best remedial massage I have received so far! Just after one standard session, my lower back feels so much lighter and better. The therapist has so much knowledge about the topic and really steered me in the right direction.”Sue Ngyuen
Northern Sports and Remedial Myotherapy is located in Bundoora, Victoria.
Address: 7 Luton Way, Bundoora VIC 3083
Lasting Pain Relief For All Ages
Get in touch with us for a friendly chat or book in for a session.
You can tell us if you have a preferred method of treatment, come in for a session when you see fit, and discuss any health challenges with us.
We are here to help!