Myotherapy uses techniques to assess, treat and manage musculoskeletal conditions that cause pain associated with soft tissue and/or restrict joint mobility.
Myofascia are the thin, fibrous sheets of tissue that surround and separate muscles. Ligaments and tendons are comprised of bundled myofascia.
The compact, tough tissue which covers and surrounds all of your bones and muscle known as Myofascia, can be likened to a complete body suit which runs from the top of your head to the ends of your toes and is strong and flexible. It's continuous with no beginning and no end and connects every part of your body together. In its normal healthy state it is relaxed and soft and can move and stretch without restriction.
However, when physical trauma or inflammation occurs, the fascia loses its pliability and can become restricted and tight, causing tension throughout the body.
Muscular dysfunction typically is caused by trauma, overload or misuse of muscles arising from occupational, sporting or recreational activities thus affecting movement and mobility.
What are the symptoms of soft tissue injury?
Symptoms to look out for include:
- Chronic pain
- Stiff joints
- Constant deep nagging pain
- Sore spots in the muscle (also known as myofascial trigger points)
- Recurring “pins and needles” or tingling sensation
- Tightening of the muscles
- Reduced mobility in the joints
Myotherapists utilise a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal structures of muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
Some examples of conditions commonly treated by Myotherapists are:
- Long term back pain
- Acute chronic stiff and painful neck
- Headaches and Migraines
- Carpal tunnel
- Tennis elbow and Golfer's elbow
- Joint pain
- Hip pain
- Shoulder pain, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder
- Sporting & occupational injuries
- Scoliosis and Kyphosis
- Hand & finger numbness and tingling
- Knee, leg & foot pain
- shin splints
- patella tracking dysfunction
- runners knee
- ankle sprains
- Rehabilitative stage of an injury or illness
Not sure if Myotherapy is what you need?
You don’t need a referral from a doctor to make an appointment to see a Myotherapist.
Call us on (03) 9863 7011 for a consultation at our Melbourne Clinic.