Myotherapy is a type of physical therapy that is used to provide relief and treatment of musculoskeletal issues. It offers a tailored and affordable approach to resolve musculoskeletal pain. Myotherapy treats different types of disorders which can be both musculoskeletal as well as myofascial. So, what are the types of injuries we can treat with myotherapy.
Types Of Injuries, Myotherapy:
Many of the injuries that can benefit from myotherapy happen during exercise and sports. Exercise improves the health of the human body and keeps it mobile. However, if done incorrectly it can cause injuries and muscle issues. Injuries caused during sports can happen in many different parts of the body depending on the type of activity, ie. runners most commonly present with knee, foot and leg injuries. Myotherapy is beneficial for any muscles or tendon issue such as:
- tennis elbow
- golfers elbow
- shin splints
- pain caused by poor posture
- chronic back pain
- joint pain, such as shoulder impingement syndrome
- muscle sprains
How Can Myotherapy Help?
Many people, including athletes feel some discomfort during their activity. Little by little, this discomfort can turn to severe pain. The ability to keep up activity is reduced which gradually results in less movement and more muscles tension, pain and weakness. Myotherapy can not only help people who have fallen into this pattern but also provide maintenance treatment to reduce the chances of it reoccurring.
What Happens In A Session?
On the first appointment with a Myotherapist, a client should expect that he/she will be asked several questions related to the injury and the pain. A myotherapist may check the medical history of the patient and medications the patient is taking or has been taking. Treatment may include:
Deep tissue massage: Deep tissue massage is a very firm pressure treatment. Deep tissue massage is great for clients who have general feelings of stiffness and tension.
Myofascial release: Myofascial release reduces pain by reducing the tension in trigger points. Myofascial release is often used over a broad area of muscle and tissue rather than at single trigger points.
Dry Needling: Dry Needling is great for treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction. The approach is based on the Western anatomical and neurophysiological understanding of trigger points. Trigger points are often seen in both acute and chronic pain conditions.
Corrective exercise: Myotherapist often suggest the client perform several exercises and stretches that assist teratment and reduce the changes of the issue reoccurring.
When combined with a weekly or monthly training regime, myotherapy can help improve flexibility, enhance performance, and reduce the risk of injury so you can keep active for longer.
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