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 with a holistic approach 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 by Heather would include assessment, massage therapy, joint mobilisations and may also include EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation), stretching, cupping, myofascial release as well as active release and muscle energy techniques. You may also be prescribed exercises.
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.
Choose Myotherapy treatment for:
- Acute pain
- Lower back pain
- Sacroiliac joint pain and hip alignment
- Chronic or long term musculoskeletal pain conditions
- Muscle strains and tears
- Multiple muscular or joint complaints
- Neck and shoulder pain and injuries
- Headaches and migraines
- Nerve pain and numbness
- RSI and work injury rehabilitation
- Tendonitis and tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis and foot pain
- Postural corrections
- Injury prevention
- Core strength testing and corrective exercise
- Fitness planning, weight loss and nutritional advise
- Exercise programs
- Full body movement assessment
- Improving athletic performance
- Restoring function
- Education and self-help advise
Myotherapy combines massage and physical therapies all in one treatment saving you time and money. Myotherapy can relieve pain, restore movement and help you get back in charge of your body so you can lead a more active and fulfilling life.