Myotherapy is a hands-on approach to aid in muscular and myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction that in turn can affect movement and mobility.
Myotherapy aims to change the soft tissue integrity (muscles, ligaments and fascia) via various methods such as:
- Deep tissue massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Dry needling
- Myofascial release.
Muscle and myofascial pain is usually not specific and is often described by the patient as a ‘deep ache’, ‘tightness’ and/or ‘tenderness’ in an area. It can vary in intensity and radiate to other areas. Other symptoms can include reduced range of motion of muscles and joints, stiffness, fatigue, weakness, numbness or a tingling sensation.
Myotherapy can help with:
- Sporting & occupational injuries
- Stiff/painful neck and shoulders
- Conditions affecting function & mobility
- Headaches & migraines
- Acute and chronic back pain
- Frozen shoulder complaints.
Myotherapy can also be of great benefit when used in conjunction with physiotherapy treatments.