Let’s Look At The Role of the Myotherapist

Exactly What Does a Myotherapist Do?

Myotherapists examine, control and take care of myofascial pain, injury and disorder affecting activity and mobility. Myotherapy is used in the precautionary, remedial and rehabilitative stages of treatment to regain and preserve the conventional integrity of the soft tissue framework (muscles, tendons, ligaments as well as fascia) of the body.

Signs of Myofascial Injury

Pain or signs due to muscle (myo) or fascia is identified as myofascial. Myofascial ache is frequently not specific and is frequently defined by the patient as a ‘deep ache’, ‘tightness’ or ‘tenderness’ in an area. Usually, muscle ache will vary in severeness and can refer or expand to other areas, usually in seemingly unrelated regions. Other possible signs of myofascial injury can include diminished flexibility of joints and muscles, stiffness, exhaustion, weakness, numbness. There are lots of other signs and symptoms according to the situation and sufferers may have one or many signs and symptoms.

Normal problems that Myotherapists Treat

Myotherapists treat an enormous range of musculoskeletal conditions such as:

• Sporting & occupational injuries
• Stiffness & ache associated with bad posture
• Associated joint & vertebral dysfunction & ache
• Severe & persistent conditions influencing function & mobility
• Headaches / migraines
• Acute and chronic stiff or painful neck
• Chronic overuse syndromes – tendonitis, RSI, tennis/golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel
• Acute & chronic back pain / ‘sciatica’
• Shoulder pain, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder
• Hand & finger tingling thoracic outlet syndrome
• Knee, leg & foot ache – shin splints, patella tracking dysfunction, runners knee, ankle strains
• Arthritis
• Pregnancy – pre/post natal problems
• Chronic weakness syndrome, fibromyalgia syndrome
• Pain & disorder linked to stress & tension

Myotherapy Assessment

Your myotherapist will conduct an entire myotherapy examination to determine the cause of your problem.   Clinical assessment is dependent on background taking, assessment routines of specific joints or parts, helped by very developed tactile, palpatory skills and a good comprehension of joint and muscular biomechanics.   The extensive examination procedure allows your myotherapist to reach a precise diagnosis and allows a treatment plan to be made to achieve ideal results.

Myotherapy Treatment

Your myotherapist will use many different treatment techniques based on your individual issue, age and physical condition.  These treatments and techniques include:

 

    • Soft tissue manipulation
    • Trigger Point Therapy
    • Myofascial dry needling
    • Myofascial release
    • Cupping
    • Ice and heat therapy
    • TENS machines
    • Postural evaluation and correction
    • Corrective exercises (stretches, strength)
    • Core stability workouts and workshops
    • Diet and nutritional guidance

 

Preston Myotherapy – located at 614 Bell Street, Preston, Physical Healthcare Preston offers Physiotherapy, Dry Needling & Acupuncture, Podiatry, Myotherapy, Pilates, Psychology, Dietitian, Speech Pathology and Exercise Physiology to the local Preston, Coburg, Lalor, Heidelberg, Thornbury and Northcote communities.

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