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.
During Stage 4 lockdown, Myotherapy is moving to telehealth to keep you well and healthy. And with these new restrictions in place our bodies and minds are going to need some maintenance. Brad has currently opened up his schedule for clients looking for a wellness home-care program. Brad has spent the past 15 years working as a sports Myotherapist and is keen to share his knowledge and self care techniques with you.
He will provide you with an individualized plan that will include targeted stretching, strengthening exercises, workplace biomechanics, mindfulness based practices, and general support through these additional 6 weeks of lock-down. He also helps to provide the accountability factor that can often be challenging or missing during isolation.
Whether you have lower back pain or a stubborn sports injury, he’s happy to work with you and develop a plan to get you feeling better.