At Geelong Myotherapy & Wellness Centre, our aim is to work with you to discover the very best version of you. With the help of our incredible practitioners and Myotherapists.
What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a form of manual therapy that involves assessing, treating and rehabilitating musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
Myotherapy is well-known for its hands-on application and a broad range of techniques and tools, all of which are centred upon allowing you to live an active, pain-free life. Myotherapists’ skills in palpation (massage) and dry needling are well-regarded, and the incorporation of both hands-on and movement-based treatment is commonplace. The Myotherapy profession is a constantly evolving landscape with new techniques and research regularly being made available to practitioners.
Treating in a clinical setting allows a Myotherapist to create a targeted treatment plan. This both assists with the management of symptoms and allows the practitioner to focus on the cause of your pain and discomfort, offering longer-lasting results.
Your Myotherapist will help you develop a tailored, manageable plan for total care and treatment including both your therapy sessions and a workable plan for at-home treatment. We’re proud that Myotherapy is a modality that offers a broad range of applications and outcomes; it is, therefore, a great method of treatment for those clients who require a more flexible treatment plan incorporating simple stretching and strengthening exercises that, when engaged with, give outstanding results.
Some of the tools and techniques that may be used can include, but aren’t limited to:
– Palpation to identify structures
– Myofascial Release
– Education on specific condition(s)
– Exercise Prescription
– Dry Needling
– Heat & Cold Therapy
What Problems Can Myotherapy Help With?
– Neck pain
– Shoulder pain
– Knee Pain
– Back pain (lower and upper)
– Sports Injuries
– Pregnancy-Related Aches & Pains
When Should I See A Myotherapist?
Muscular pain is the main reason people seek out our services. As Myotherapist we see both acute and chronic pain presentations in the Centre.
Whether it be waking up with a sore neck or ongoing lower back pain, we can help. Myotherapy can be used as a preventative or rehabilitative tool for pain, mobility and strength.
You have a headache or pain that is interrupting your sleep or affecting your movement? A Myotherapist can help.
What Should I Expect During My First Myotherapy Session?
So you’ve booked your appointment, well done! Before you arrive at your appointment you can fill out the Intake Form online. The link will be in your confirmation email.
From there the appointment will be structured something like the below. We want to give you the most relevant treatment and advice so give us all the information you can.
- In depth history take
- Treatment plan
- Recommended exercises
What is the Difference Between Myotherapy and Massage?
A question that we hear often. Massage is a hands on technique that we use to help alleviate muscular tension, aches and pains.
Myotherapy is a profession where massage is ONE of the many techniques/tools that we use to help a client. As a myotherapist we are looking for the cause of the issue rather than treating the symptoms only. Which mean things like corrective exercises may be recommended to prevent further re-occurence of any issue you have come in for.
The cause of your pain may not be coming from the area you are feeling it.
Is Myotherapy Good for Lower Back Pain?
Yes, it is!
One of the most common things we see come through the doors at Myo Well. Lower back pain is prevalent throughout our society with 80% of the population experiencing at some point in their life. We have lots of experience treating both acute and chronic lower back pain.
From our thorough assessment we will be able to tell you, what we can do to help or refer you out if further investigation is required.