What Is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy, also known as Musculoskeletal Therapy is a physical therapy designed to prevent, treat, manage and rehabilitate musculoskeletal pain and associated pathologies. It also helps improve muscle and joint function and performance.

What Is A Myotherapist?

A Myotherapist is a primary care allied health professional who provide evidence-informed assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for a wide range of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. Myotherapists are expertly trained in a wide range of orthopaedic, neurologic and functional testing to gain a thorough understanding of a patient’s physical state.

How Does Myotherapy Work?

Myotherapy draws upon Western medical principles of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and pathology. It includes a range of manual therapies to ease a patient’s pain, including soft tissue therapy, joint mobilisation, myofascial cupping therapy, dry needling, corrective and rehabilitative exercise, taping, TENS machines and prescriptive advice on muscle and pain management.

What Can Myotherapy Help With?

According to experts, Myotherapy can help prevent and treat a range of acute

and chronic musculoskeletal pain and disorders. These include:

  • Myofascial pain

  • Stiffness & ache associated with bad posture

  • Acute and chronic stiff or painful neck

  • Knee, leg & foot ache – shin splints, patella tracking, runners knee, ankle strains

  • Chronic overuse syndromes – tendonitis, tennis/golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel

  • Acute & chronic back pain / ‘sciatica’

  • Shoulder pain, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder

  • Hand & finger tingling thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Arthritis/Degenerative joint pain

  • Chronic weakness syndrome, fibromyalgia syndrome

  • Pain & disorder linked to stress & tension

  • Tension headaches and migraines

  • Sports injuries, such as muscle sprains, strains and tears

  • Tendinopathy

  • Rehabilitation from surgery