Are you experiencing constant muscle tightness, a deep and persistent aching, stiff joints or restricted joint mobility? All are symptoms of what is called myofascial pain, which is a pain caused by muscle tissue or muscle fascia ¬– the thin sheet-like tissue that surrounds and separates the muscles in the body. Fortunately, you can experience relief from myofascial pain with the assistance of a treatment called myotherapy, available at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic in North Melbourne.
Myotherapy is a trigger-point based therapy that’s based on the western medical principles of anatomy, biomechanics and physiology. It’s primarily used to alleviate pain caused by soft tissue and limited joint mobility. The practice was developed in the 1970s by a health and fitness expert called Bonnie Prudden who was inspired by the earlier research of Janet Travell and David Simons, who had developed what they called Manual Therapy as a means of treating myofascial pain. Prudden took their work to the next level, coining the term myotherapy and creating the assessment techniques and treatment options unique to the practice.
Myotherapy in Melbourne can provide pain relief from a variety of conditions, including:
When you come to our myotherapy clinic in North Melbourne, you’ll be asked to bring along any X-rays of the affected area so that your practitioner can make an informed assessment of your condition and therefore prescribe the most suitable treatment techniques in order to help you. These treatment options might include:
If pain continues even after numerous myotherapy sessions, it’s always best to see your doctor.
If you’re looking to experience the benefits of myotherapy, book a session at our myotherapy clinic in North Melbourne today.