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___________________________________________________________________________________________________   Myotherapy, derived from the Greek prefix ‘myo-’ meaning ‘muscle’, is the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction that can occur as a result of trauma, overload, postural imbalance or misuse of muscles arising from occupation, sporting or recreational activities. Myotherapy is an integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially for those living a physically active life in Melbourne. This therapy is designed to treat and prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement, contributing to a well-rounded, balanced lifestyle and overall well-being.

What is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is a specialised form of physical therapy used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement caused by muscle or myofascia dysfunction. The myofascia are the tough, dense tissues that surround and separate your muscles and organs. Myotherapists utilise a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal integrity of these soft tissues. These may include deep tissue massage, dry needling, cupping, and stretching. This service is invaluable for everyone from athletes to office workers, as it targets common issues such as tension headaches, arthritis, sports injuries, and chronic back pain.

What does a Myotherapist do?

Myotherapy At Brighton Wellness Group, our highly skilled Myotherapists seek to improve, restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissues of the body, to help increase your muscular strength, range of movement and flexibility, and reduce muscular pain and discomfort. We utilise a range of physical modalities to effectively assess, treat, and prevent muscular conditions that cause myofascial pain, injury, and dysfunction, such as:
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Myofascial dry needling
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Thermal therapies e.g. therapeutic ultrasound
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Myofascial stretching
  • Myofascial cupping
  • Corrective and rehabilitative exercises

What does Myotherapy achieve?

Myotherapy addresses and alleviates a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain, stiffness, or restricted mobility, myotherapy can help. It aids in reducing pain, improving flexibility and mobility, enhancing athletic performance, and promoting a faster recovery from injuries. Additionally, it plays a crucial role in preventive care by helping you maintain good physical condition, reduce the risk of injuries, and enhance your overall quality of life. Myotherapy helps your body function optimally, enabling you to live an active, pain-free life.

The relief Myotherapy can provide

Myotherapy Our Myotherapists are experienced in successfully treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions, including:
  • Strains and sprains
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Back pain and neck pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Shin splints
  • Traumatic and overuse injuries
  • Occupational, postural, recreational, and emotional stress
  • Incorrect ergonomics
  • Chronic neuromuscular and musculoskeletal illness and disorders
  • And many more…

What to expect from a Myotherapy session?

During a typical myotherapy session, your therapist will conduct a thorough physical evaluation, followed by tailored treatment to address your specific needs. This might involve manual techniques like massage, or exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles. It’s advisable to wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring any relevant medical records. Hydrating before your appointment and providing a detailed health history will help you to get the most out of your myotherapy session.

Why book a Myotherapy session with Brighton Wellness?

Brighton Wellness boasts a team of highly experienced and expertly trained myotherapists who are committed to providing quality care. Our practitioners have a wealth of industry experience and leverage their diverse skill sets to offer personalised treatment plans for our clients. The success stories and testimonials from our satisfied customers attest to our commitment to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness. Explore our team’s expertise here.