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.

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.

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Heather Meyer

DipRM, AdvDip Myotherapy

Functional Movement – SFMA Level 1 & 2

Heather is a pain and movement specialist treating chronic pain conditions and difficult to treat problems by combining massage and physical therapies.

Constant and ongoing pain puts a toll on your ability to sleep, affects your well being and lifestyle as well as family members and friends. Heather enjoys helping you get your life back and returning to the activities and sports that you enjoy.

Heather specialises in treating chronic pain, lower back pain, hip alignment & hip deviation, tendinopathy, nerve sensitisation* and postural injuries of the back, neck and shoulders.

If you suffer foot pain, Heather can help. After suffering 5 years of foot pain herself and now recovered, Heather offers treatment and self help solutions for common foot pain problems such as heel spurs, bunion pain, planta fasciitis pain, Morton’s Neuroma as well as Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD), the main cause for collapsing arches.

*Central Sensitisation treatment – Training by Dr Jay Shah, Bethesda University


Advanced Remedial Massage

Joint Mobilisation

Muscle Energy Techniques

EMS – Electrical Muscle Stimulation (Electro-Acupuncture)

Dry Needling

MPS Therapy

Central Sensitisation

Corrective Exercise


Therapeutic Cupping

Heather is a registered Remedial and Myotherapist with Myotherapy Australia and accepts most Health Funds with on the spot claims.

What Is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is a multi-modality manual therapy with a holistic approach. Treatments include deep tissue massage combined with physical therapies based on the latest developments in pain science.

Myotherapy is a specialised musculoskeletal therapy based on the latest developments in pain science. It is a holistic, multi-modality approach for the treatment of soft tissue and skeletal pain and mobility. The diverse skill set of a Myotherapist means they can treat a wide range of conditions as well as tackle more complex injuries. The therapies used can be tailored to your needs and preferences.

Myotherapy focuses on a whole-body assessment and applies a combination of skills including advanced deep tissue massage techniques, myofascial release, joint mobilisation, dry needling, trigger point therapy, cupping, corrective exercise, fitness assessment, nutrition as well as self-help and education. Myotherapists are being embraced by people who like to be in charge of their own bodies and actively participate in their own recovery.

Myotherapy does not just treat symptoms but seeks to identify underlying causes so the problem does not keep returning. Many injuries arise from dysfunctional movement patterns and bad habits, such as poor gait or posture. and structural problems or incorrect exercise regimes and mindsets that are causing your body to be out of balance or injured.

Choose Myotherapy treatment for:

  • Acute pain
  • Impingement syndromes
  • Chronic or long term musculoskeletal pain conditions
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Multiple muscular or joint complaints
  • Headaches
  • Nerve pain and numbness
  • Bursitis
  • RSI and work injury rehabilitation
  • 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. READ MORE