Myotherapy (muscular therapy) is an evidence based and holistic approach to the assessment, treatment and management of muscular injury and dysfunction that maybe causing pain associated with soft tissue injury and restricted joint mobility The specialised manual therapy is aimed at treating and managing the soft tissues of the body. These soft tissues include muscular and connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) and their interactions with body systems. The aim of Myotherapy treatments is to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures, improve muscular strength, flexibility, and to decrease pain at your specific issue and whole body function.
Myotherapists use clinical examination skills to locate the sources of your symptoms to identify any dysfunctions and then employ specific soft tissue manipulation techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, stretching, dry needling, heat therapies and corrective strength training using KLT.
Myotherapy is used for a number injuries or conditions that result from strains, sprains, occupational, postural and recreational stresses, emotional stress, incorrect ergonomics, faulty biomechanics, muscular imbalances, traumatic or overuse injury or chronic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal illness or disease.
These underlying causes may have symptoms such as general aches and pains, headaches, neck or back pain, joint stiffness, nausea, neurological symptoms or reduced flexibility.
Conditions that respond particularly well to Myotherapy treatments include:
Acute and chronic sports injuries
Lower and middle back pain
Headaches and migraines
Neck pain and restriction
Jaw pain and clicking
Pre and post pregnancy muscular pain
Hip, knee and ankle pain
Tennis and golfers elbow
Rotator cuff injuries
Merriman Hewitt Syndrome
At Muscle Matters we are experienced in treating people with Merriman Heritt Syndrome – a chronic and recurrent abdominal pain in childhood which has only recently been identified but is remarkably common, affecting an estimated 15 to 30% of children worldwide as well as being found in some adults. Symptoms include server abdominal pain, nausea, increased frequency of urinating often mistaken as UTI, moodiness, poor sleeping patterns, anxiety, irregular bowl movements (hard one day soft the next), and intolerances to some foods. If not treated, the condition can last for many years. When correctly diagnosed, you can save children years of suffering and health systems millions of dollars in the process. More information is available here.
What to expect at your appointment
At Muscle Matters we provide a friendly, professional and efficient service. We will listen carefully and assess your key areas of concern and aim to find the underlying cause of the problem and associated pain. Your treatment plan is individually tailored to your situation and needs, and may include a combination of treatments and techniques to achieve the best results possible.
Myotherapy consultations typically include a thorough historical assessment of the presenting injury, skeletal structure and postural assessments, range of movement testing, orthopaedic tests, and various muscle joint and neurological testing, both initially and throughout the treatment. Combined with manual palpation assessment and treatment of muscles and joints, a Myotherapist aims to identify the cause of one’s pain to ensure quick, effective and long lasting results.
Myotherapists only treat one patient at a time, ensuring the patient receives the therapist’s full attention for the length of the consultation.