MYOTHERAPY

Our Sports Medicine clinic is powered by Myotherapy at its core.

Our Myotherapists can provide you with innovative management plans including physical therapy, clinical rehabilitation with reformer pilates and specialised strength & conditioning for your injury management and goals.

If you train like an elite athlete, you should receive treatment like one too!

What is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, which may cause muscular dysfunction and pain affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapists utilise a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures, which include muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.

Trigger points within muscles are an example of muscle dysfunction that can cause deep aching pain, local tenderness, referred pain limiting strength and flexibility.

Utilizing palpation skills, Myotherapists can identify trigger points and deactivate them using various soft tissue manipulation techniques.
Muscular dysfunction can be caused by trauma, overload or misuse of muscles arising from occupational, sporting or recreational activities.

Most people seek Myotherapy treatment when suffering from aches and pains though many seek treatment for injury prevention and in the rehabilitative phase of care to help strengthen the affected areas.

What to expect in a Myotherapy consultation?

A Myotherapy consultation will typically commence with thorough history taking followed by various muscular, joint, neurological and biomechanical testing. Combined with manual palpation of muscles and joints, a Myotherapist aims to identify the cause of one’s pain to ensure quick, effective and long lasting results.

What treatment techniques do Myotherapists use?

Myotherapist employ various soft tissue manipulation techniques, together with other modalities such as:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Myofascial Dry Needling
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Cupping
  • Hot/Cold Therapies
  • Passive/Active Muscle Stretching
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Corrective & Rehabilitative Exercises

What conditions can a Myotherapist treat?

Myotherapists treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions.

Some examples of conditions commonly treated by Myotherapists are:

  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Lower Back Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Impingement
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Neck Pain/Tightness
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Chronic Overuse (RSI)
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Joint Pain
  • Numbness & Tingling Sensations
  • General Muscular Tightness
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Knee & Thigh Pain
  • Lower Leg & Ankle Pain
  • Planter Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Elbow & Wrist Pain
  • Post-Operation
  • Pregnancy – pre/post natal complaints

What is Cupping?

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which therapists place special cups on the skin for a few minutes to create suction. Air is taken out of the cup to create a vacuum, so when it’s placed on the body, the cup will draw the skin up. It has been known to relax muscles and encourage blood flow.

What can it help with?

Our Myotherapists use cupping to apply a hyper-tensile force – lifting the fascia up from the muscle – rather than applying a sheer force down as used in a deep tissue massage.

We also use it to release neuromuscular holds. Sometimes the brain tells the muscle to contract when it doesn’t need to, especially after a long day sitting at a desk. A Myotherapist uses cupping to ease muscle tension and encourage blood flow, helping you to relax.

What is Myofascia?

Fascia is dense connective tissue made up of collagen fibers. It is the layer that lives between the skin and muscle. It’s found throughout every part of the human body.

Cupping for Myofascial Release

S L I D E

As the name implies, in this method your practitioner will apply oil or cream on the skin in selected areas. They’ll then place the cups over the areas to be treated, and then slide them in different directions to break down the collagen fibers in the fascia.

D Y N A M I C

Dynamic cupping – also known as functional cupping – is used to treat certain types of fascial tightness that cause muscle pain. Once the cups are in place, the underlying muscles are contracted and taken through a range of motion. This relieves tissue tensions, increases range of motion and results in pain relief.

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is an effective and efficient technique for the treatment of muscular pain and dysfunction.

Dry Needling involves the insertion of fine needles into trigger points, which are those painful small ‘knots’ found in our muscles. The Dry Needles are inserted into these trigger points to deactivate and release them.

Trigger points within muscles are an example of muscle dysfunction that can cause deep aching pain, local tenderness and referred pain limiting strength and flexibility.

Muscular dysfunction can be caused by trauma, overload or misuse of muscles arising from occupational, sporting or recreational activities.

Most people seek Dry Needling when suffering from aches and pains though many seek treatment for recovery, injury prevention and in the rehabilitative phase of care to help strengthen the affected areas.

Our Myotherapists can identify trigger points and deactivate them using Dry Needling techniques leaving you pain-free.

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