Have you been suffering from a nagging pain in your muscles? Have an ongoing injury? Or do your joints feel stiff? If yes, you should be seeking the services of a Myotherapist who can assess, treat and help alleviate the pain associated with restricted joint mobility and soft tissue injury. For Myotherapy massages in Northcote, Thornbury and surrounding suburbs, you can count on the experts of Motion Myotherapy. Our highly qualified Myotherapists and massage therapists provide quality, professional massage services that help fix injuries, reduce pain, improve muscle soreness and relax muscle stiffness.
What Exactly Is Myotherapy?
'Myo' in Myotherapy means muscle in Greek. Clinical Myotherapists are highly trained manual therapists in the health field. Myotherapists are soft tissue experts and focus on the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions causing dysfunction and pain. Techniques are aimed to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures including muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Myotherapy is an advanced form of physical therapy that is used to prevent or treat soft tissue ache and restricted joint movement caused by Myofascial dysfunction.
Myofascia is a compact, strong tissue covering and surrounding all of your bones and muscles. It remains relaxed, soft and can stretch in its normal healthy condition. However, with physical trauma or inflammation, it loses its flexibility and becomes tight and restricted, causing stiffness throughout the body.
How Do We Help You?
During the consultation, our Myotherapist will examine and determine the cause of your problems with a physical assessment, detailed history taking followed by various muscle, joint and nerve testing. After explaining your condition in detail, we will deploy the most appropriate technique and manipulate the affected muscles or joints to reduce your symptoms and prevent it from coming back again.
Myotherapy primarily uses hands-on massage however use skills and knowledge to apply a wide variety of other techniques when necessary to further assist you back to optimal health. Some of the other techniques used by Myotherapists alongside massage are:
Dry Needling or trigger point therapy– this is where pressure or a needle is applied to a ‘knot’ in the muscle. This aids in the release of these trigger points reducing pain and increasing ROM. Dry Needling is different from Acupuncture as it’s based on trigger points but uses the same needles.
Spinal mobilisation - another technique that works well with a massage. Spinal mobilisation uses a ballistic type action on joints of the spine, which increases the movement between each joint. Often the joints in the neck become stiff and can contribute to nerve impingements and muscle guarding which causes tension headaches/ migraines.
Different Types Of Myotherapy Techniques:
At Motion Myotherapy, we have undergone special training on all types of myotherapy techniques that can alleviate soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement. They are as follows:
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Enjoy the on-going Pain Management Service!
Myotherapist will work with you to determine the factors that are making your condition worse. With our in-depth knowledge of human anatomy, the orientation of muscle fibres, top-notch palpatory skills and specialised training, we will create an on-going effective treatment plan to reduce your pain and discomfort. If you have any questions about our myotherapy in Northcote, feel free to give us a call on (03) 9114 2890.