Myotherapists take into account all aspects of health and wellness to treat patients – this includes not only physical, but psychological and occupational aspects of the individual.
Myotherapists assess and treat the connective tissue (muscle, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules, tissue coverings) using mostly direct ‘hands-on’ techniques. Some Myotherapists are also trained in the use of TENS machines, lasers, ultrasound, rehabilitation aids, taping, dry needling, and exercise prescription for rehabilitation.
Myotherapy treatments incorporate the following:
- a thorough patient history,
- observations of tissues, movement, and gait,
- postural assessment,
- palpation of spine, peripheral joints, musculature, connective tissue and associated viscera,
- Clinical Orthopaedic and neurological tests.
Myotherapy plays a role in manual medicine as a single mode of treatment or is used in conjunction with treatment provided by both medical and other Allied Health practitioners such as Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, and TCM Acupuncture.
Myotherapy is safe during pregnancy but please discuss with your primary carer if you have any concerns. Please let the reception know how many weeks you are at the time of booking.
Are you pregnant? Please see Pregnancy support, Pregnancy Induction and Fertility support for more details.