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What is Myotherapy Melbourne?

Melbourne MyotherapyMyotherapy is a manual therapy which assesses, treats and rehabilitates clients from muscular dysfunction, pain and associated issues. The term myotherapy was originally used to describe a trigger point therapy which was developed in the 1970s. It had been adapted from Dr Travell and Simons research that suggested the cause of many pain issues arising in the body were due to myofascial trigger points (knots).

In recent years myotherapy has moved into a more medical treatment modalityand is regarded as an allied health discipline which is practiced in many countries across the world and respected within the western medical idustry.

Myotherapy incorporates many soft tissue remedial massage techniques and also muscle energy technique, dry needling, and joint mobilisation, ultrasound. Myotherapists also use stretching, nutritional advice, exercise prescription, postural advice and education, heat and cold therapy, ultrasound and TENS.

myotherapy melbourneWhat does a Myotherapist Treat?

At MCNT – Myotherapy Melbourne we treat with evidence-based protocols. We provide treatment and rehabilitation for many musculoskeletal issues and associated problems, for example:

  1. Neck and shoulder pain
  2. Headache
  3. Back pain
  4. Achilles tendinopathy and other ankle injuries
  5. Occupational injuries
  6. Rotator cuff problems
  7. Sports and dance injuries
  8. Jaw pain and clicking
  9. Tennis and golfers elbow

myotherapy melbourne cbdEven though we are listing many pain issues you don’t need to be in pain to visit MCNT –  Myotherapy Melbourne. As the saying goes prevention is better than cure so our myotherapists also provide standard sessions to maintain your body before injury or dysfunction occurs.

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Myotherapy Articles

What Are Knots?

Muscle knots aka myofascial trigger points (MTPs) are painful small bundles of muscle fibres within a muscle that are unable

Deep Tissue Massage | How Will I Feel After

Deep tissue massage is a type of therapeutic massage that uses deeper pressure and slow strokes on the affected area

Simple Neck Stretches for Office Workers

We absolutely encourage gentle stretches of the neck in order to relieve pain and feelings of tightness in the neck…

What Is Scoliosis And How Can I Manage The Pain?

How Exercises & Myotherapy Can Alleviate the Pain The spine, also termed as "vertebral column" or "backbone" is our body's

Piriformis Stretch | Stretch to Relieve Tight Hips or Sciatic Pain

Piriformis is a muscle lying obliquely from the back of the femur, or thigh bone to the sacrum. It’s job is to externally rotate and extend the leg at the hip joint.

Steps to Better Posture For Office Workers

Do you think you have poor posture? Do you think your desk is to blame? What steps have you taken to improve your posture?

Upper Back Pain | What Are The Common Causes Of Upper Back Pain?

Back pain is a common problem experienced by many Australians; in fact 1 in 6 Australians (9.2% of the population)

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

On one hand, modern-day high-tech devices and technology such as computers, iPads, hand tools, and assembly-line machinery has made our

Remedial Massage For Shin Splints

Whether you are an amateur dancer, a conditioned tennis player, a professional runner or participate in any other high impact

Compartment Syndrome | What Is It?

What Is Compartment Syndrome? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Each group of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves in our arms and

Pilates Roll Down | Back Stretch For Extensor Muscle Group

This is a great stretch to do several times a day to relieve tightness in the back at any level of the spine and to bring an awareness of posture, balance and core control.

Myotherapy For Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel, more commonly known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a painful disorder of the hands or arms characterised

Alleviate Migraines Naturally – Myotherapy Melbourne

Neck PainMigraines and tension-type headaches are probably the most prevalent headache disorders faced by modern mankind. A study conducted by the WHO reveals that half to three-quarters of the world population have had a headache in the last year. The bad thing about migraines and chronic headaches is that they are poorly acknowledged and wrongly diagnosed. The good news for those who suffer from a chronic migraine and tension-type headaches is that techniques used by our therapists at Myotherapy Melbourne have excellent results in effectively managing and treating many clients with headaches.

Factors That Can Trigger Migraine

There are many factors that can contribute to triggering tension-type headaches and migraines.  Possible triggers that can cause migraine include:

  • Poor sleep
  • Referred Neck pain
  • Stress
  • Sustained poor postures
  • Fatigue
  • Overuse of Cervical/Neck muscles

Proper diagnosis of the root cause of migraine is very important for its effective treatment. Our Myotherapists working at Myotherapy Melbourne use the information shared by you, your previous medical history, your lifestyle habits, and their wide experience to identify the root cause of the problem. Once they have assessed your situation, they will then put together a tailor-made treatment plan for you to help you manage and stay in control of your headaches and migraines.

How Can Myotherapy Melbourne Help Manage Your Migraine

Depending on the final results of your detailed assessment, our myotherapist may use a combination of the following techniques:

  • Myofascial dry needling
  • Soft tissue manipulation
  • Cupping
  • Postural therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Thermal therapy
  • Corrective exercises

With accurate diagnosis and the right treatment plan, you can manage your migraine and headaches. Visit Myotherapy Melbourne today to discuss how Myotherapy can benefit you in dealing with your migraine and chronic headaches.

Why Visit Myotherapy Melbourne?

Myofascial pain is described as chronic pain affecting the connective tissues (fascia) of a muscle or group of muscles. People suffering from such pain describe it as “tenderness”, “deep ache” or “tightness” in a specific area. Other symptoms associated with myofascial pain are numbness, fatigue, reduced range of motion of affected muscles and joints, weakness, and stiffness. Myofascial pain can arise from a range of situations such as misuse of muscles, trauma, incorrect posture, overload, or an injury. In case you experience any of the above-mentioned signs and symptoms and the pain is persistent in nature and non-responsive to pain-killers, it is best to visit Myotherapy Melbourne.

Our Myotherapists working at Myotherapy Melbourne are highly experienced in correctly assessing and effectively managing the myofascial pain, particularly when this impacts mobility, movement, and every day function. Here are 5 things that suggest that it would be beneficial to visit Myotherapy Melbourne:

Tender/Sensitive Muscle

 

Whenever you feel that a particular muscle of your body has become very sensitive or tender and you feel the pain as soon as you touch it.

Reduced Range of Motion

 

Patients suffering from myofascial pain usually report a reduced range of motion. This is quite understandable as the affected muscles are more likely to become chronically tight.

Numbness/Aching/Burning Sensation

 

You might also feel regionalised aching/burning//numbness and pain in the affected muscles and joints. This happens because the blood supply to these muscles gets affected due to swelling.

Poor Sleep

 

Patients suffering from myofascial pain may also experience poor sleep patterns with decreased recovery sleep.

Feeling Of Weakness In The Affected Muscle

 

Patients with chronic myofascial pain may also feel weakness in the affected muscle.

You do not need to live with myofascial pain, visit us at Myotherapy Melbourne to discover how myotherapy can help you return back to your normal life.

A Pain-Free Winter | Myotherapy Melbourne

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During the winter season staying fit and maintaining muscle health and wellbeing is a challenging task for many Australians, especially the ones who have entered their retirement age. Stiff joints, muscle pain, and body aches are all common sights in winter. Cold weather demands us to take extra care of our body in order to prevent muscle aches, pains, and injuries. The best way to enjoy the winter season without worrying about the aches and pains is to keep moving. Instead of going into complete hibernation, you are better off going for a walk or visiting Myotherapy Melbourne to keep the muscles loose and hydrated.  

Here is how you can benefit from visiting Myotherapy Melbourne during the winter season:

Improves Circulation

A Myotherapy session during the winter season will not only improve your blood circulation, it will also keep your muscles warm and prevent muscle aching and injury. Regular supply of fresh blood to the muscles is very essential during the cold days and nights, regular massage can help by enhancing the blood flow and body warmth.

Pain Relief

During a Myotherapy session, your Myotherapist give you some stretching exercises to perform at home. These stretching exercises will not only aid in relieving aching muscles; they will also enhance the blood flow throughout the muscles and maintain you between sessions.

Boost The Immune System | Myotherapy Melbourne

A regular Myotherapy session during the winter season helps boost your immune system. This will help your body cope with any colds and flus you contract during the flu season.