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Myotherapy

Myotherapy

Myotherapy Clinic in North Melbourne

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.

What is Myotherapy?

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.

What Conditions Can Myotherapy Help Alleviate the Pain Of?

Myotherapy in Melbourne can provide pain relief from a variety of conditions, including:

  • Injuries caused by overuse, such as shin splints and tennis elbow
  • Certain sports injuries
  • Headaches caused by tension
  • Pain as a result of problems like poor posture
  • Chronic back pain
  • Shoulder impingement and various other forms of joint pain
  • Muscular strains

What Treatment Options / Techniques Are Used in a Myotherapy Clinic?

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:

  • A combination of sports and remedial massage
  • Passive stretching to carefully move the patient’s affected part of the body through its full range of motion
  • Hot or cold therapy, which can include heat or cold packs, ice baths or lamps, depending on which is the most suitable treatment for your condition
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Therapy
  • Acupressure / trigger point therapy
  • Dry needling

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.