What Is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a hands-on, multi-modality manual therapy treatment for acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain. The goal of Myotherapy is to treat pain and restricted movement and identify the dysfunctional movement patterns that caused your body to break down.
A Myotherapist is considered a pain and movement specialist and is an alternative to seeing a Physiotherapist, or Osteopath when experiencing muscle or joint pain. A Typical Myotherapy treatment would include assessment, massage therapy, joint mobilisations and dry needling. Treatment could also include TENs and electrotherapy, stretching, cupping, myofascial release as well as active release and muscle energy techniques.
Myotherapy started in 1976 by Bonnie Prudden while experimenting with early developments in trigger point therapy and later began to recognise the importance of the role of fascia in causing pain and restricting movement. https://bonnieprudden.com/historical-overview/
Myotherapy uses an integrated therapeutic approach of assessment and treatment using the latest evidence-based manual therapy techniques to assist with chronic pain, recovery from injury, repetitive stress injuries, tendinitis, headaches, back and neck pain, hip pain, shoulder problems, bursitis, restricted joints and mobility, muscular imbalances, nerve impingement, postural correction as well as increased performance and well being.
Myotherapy is preventative therapy too and provides education and self-help suggestions. If you are thinking of starting a fitness program, a fitness assessment is recommended so you can reduce the risk of injury. You will receive guidance for appropriate exercise programs to achieve your goals and help with measuring your progress.