WHAT IS MYOTHERAPY
What does a myotherapist do
A Myotherapy consultation will typically commence with thorough history taking followed by various muscle, joint and neurological testing. Combined with manual palpation of muscles and joints, a Myotherapist aims to identify the cause of one’s pain to ensure quick, effective and long lasting results.
What conditions can a myotherapist treat
Myotherapists treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. Some examples of conditions commonly treated by myotherapists are:
- Neck & backpain
- Chronic Overuse (RSI)
- Tennis/Golfers elbow
- Joint pain
- Numbness and tingling
- General tightness
- Carpal Tunnel
- Knee, hip & ankle pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Elbow & wrist pain
- Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy pain issues
When should I see a myotherapist
Most people seek Myotherapy treatment when suffering from aches and pains though many receive treatment to prevent injury.
You should see a Myotherapist when your pain lasts longer than a few days or when you’re suffering from restricted movement. Many people also seek Myotherapy treatment in the rehabilitative phase of care to help strengthen the affected areas.
Do I need a referral to see a myotherapist
A referral letter is not necessary to see a Myotherapist unless you are a WorkCover patient. Most myotherapists work in private practices and are usually the first point of call when patients are injured.