Myotherapy / Remedial Massage Rowville
What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a multi-skilled Allied Health physical therapy, applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Test
Pain or symptoms caused by muscle (myo) or fascia is described as ‘myofascial’. Myotherapists assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility.
Myofascial pain is often described by the patient as a 'deep ache', 'tightness' or 'tenderness' in an area of the body. It can vary in intensity and radiate to other areas. Other symptoms can include reduced range of motion of muscles and joints, stiffness, fatigue, weakness, numbness or a tingling sensation.
One of the areas Myotherapy can be effective is in the deactivation of trigger points in muscles. Trigger points are defined as ‘hypersensitive places in the muscles that cause pain in response to undue stress’. Trigger points are often created when a muscle is damaged via sport, accident, occupation and disease. Trigger points can be painful and refer pain to other areas of the body.
Myotherapists treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions.Some examples of conditions commonly treated by Myotherapists are:
- Sporting & occupational injuries
- Calf, Quadriceps & Hamstring strain
- Stiffness & pain associated with poor posture
- Associated joint & vertebral dysfunction & pain
- Acute & chronic conditions affecting function & mobility
- Scoliosis / Kyphosis
- Tension Headaches
- Acute and chronic stiff and painful neck
- Chronic overuse syndromes - tendonitis, RSI, tennis/golfer's elbow
- Acute & chronic back pain / sciatica
- Frozen shoulder and Rotator Cuff impingement
- Hand & finger numbness / tingling – carpal tunnel syndrome
- Knee, leg & foot pain – shin splints, patella tracking, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis & Achilles tendonitis
- Arthritis, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia
- Cycling related conditions
- Pain & dysfunction associated with stress & tension
- Rehabilitative stage of an injury or illness