Myotherapy is a manual therapy focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain. It involves the therapeutic process of relieving pain through the manual treatment and manipulation of muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Myotherapists assess and treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility of the body. Treatment is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structure (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body. Common forms of treatment techniques include Soft and Deep Tissue mobilization, myofascial release, cupping, dry needling, TENS, corrective exercise and MET (muscle-energy techniques). Treatment is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases.
Myotherapy assessment is designed to identify the cause of your pain or dysfunction. This involves the use of various assessment techniques to determine the source of your pain. This helps us choose a treatment plan that is specifically targeted towards the source of your pain and dysfunction. The techniques used will help not only identify the areas of dysfunction and create an effective treatment plan, they will also aid in measuring the improvement and alleviation of symptoms following treatment.
A point of difference with Clinical Myotherapy is that it uses a Biopsychosocial approach to assessment and treatment. This is a holistic approach that examines you as a whole rather than just a single condition. Health and optimum function is achieved when biological, psychological and social factors area addressed. This approach allows for tailored treatments of the individual with more effective and longer lasting treatment outcomes.