Myotherapists at Ideal Physiotherapy Brunswick West use a variety of modalities to alleviate both acute and chronic conditions and aim to improve the quality of your life. Musculoskeletal dysfunction can arise from trauma, ageing, postural imbalances, muscle overload, occupational habits, sporting and recreational activities.
How is Myotherapy Different?
Myotherapists are soft tissue specialists, trained in the location and treatment of ‘trigger points’ (or knots), which are irritable points within muscle tissue. Focusing on the muscles, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues, Myotherapy is a branch of manual medicine with a focus on the assessment, treatment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions.
Myotherapy can be rehabilitating, corrective or preventative:
When trigger points in the muscles are active they can be painful, restrict range of movement, and refer pain to other areas of the body. Trigger points can arise when a muscle has been over worked or injured. Our Myotherapist will take you through a consultation that includes:
• A postural evaluation and various muscle
• Joint and neurological testing
• Discussion with you regarding the best way to treat your condition.
Following the treatment, an ongoing management plan will be explained detailing an individualized rehabilitation program of stretches and exercises. This allows you to be involved and maximises the success of your treatments.
Some of the modalities used during a treatment include:
• Trigger point therapy and soft tissue manipulation
• Joint mobilisation
• Dry needling
• Thermal therapies
• Chinese cupping
• Corrective and rehabilitative exercises
• Core awareness and strengthening
Our therapists at Ideal Physiotherapy Brunswick West are trained to treat a range of problems, including:
- Joint pain
- Knee, hip and elbow pain
- Chronic overuse
- Tennis elbow
- Neck and back pain
Let us help you improve and maintain your physical performance and mobility through Myotherapy today
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