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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 for Injuries

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

Is Sitting Down Too Long At The Office The Cause Of Your Back Pain?

Chairs, whether office chairs, lab chairs, school chairs, home chairs or sofas are meant to provide us maximum comfort so that we can perform the desired functions or enjoy our free time. Unfortunately, this is not always true and there is more and more evidence showing that prolonged sitting whether at home or office can

Back Pain Treatment | A Safe Option

What Is Lower Back Pain? Lower back pain is considered to be pain in the area from where the ribs end to where the hips start and can be anything from mild to severe pain. For some clients it can resolve itself in a few days or weeks, but for many people it becomes an

Carpal Tunnel Syndome Treatment

What Is The Carpal Tunnel The carpal tunnel is a path through the wrist that holds vital structures such as the median nerve, arteries, veins and tendons. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in the wrist and hand which is caused by an impingement of your median nerve as it passes through the wrist. Some

Is Massage Safe During Pregnancy?

An aching back, a heavy belly, an emotional rollercoaster – these are some of the most common complains reported by the pregnant women. A number of factors can be at play for the many physical and emotional issues that a woman goes through during pregnancy. The good news is that many of the common complains

Cupping Benefits & Common Questions

Cupping therapy is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most widely practiced forms of alternative therapy in human history.  It remained an integral part of the early Chinese, Egyptian, and Greek cultures that used it as an effective treatment and healing modality. Although cupping therapy is an ancient healing practice, it is still used effectively

Wry Neck Treatment and Maintenance | A Few Tips

What is Wry Neck? People who sit at a desk or in front of a computer for most of their day often experience stiffness in their neck. According to the latest stats, around 20% of adults will experience neck pain at some point in their lives. In many cases, all that’s needed is some stretching,

Myotherapy And Remedial Massage, What’s The Difference?

This is a question that confuses many of our clients (and sometimes us too). There are some clear differences, however you can have treatment from a myotherapist or remedial therapist which seems almost exactly the same. So what is the difference between myotherapy and remedial massage? Education | Myotherapy and Remedial Massage The easiest way

Myotherapy Benefits

Myotherapists treat many things, from clients suffering from neck and back pain, joint pains, postural problems, or any other form of muscular problem, at our Melbourne clinics we provide you with high quality treatment to give you the pain relief that you’ve been looking for. There are many benefits you can notice from Myotherapy including better

Myotherapy For Headaches

According to the studies conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), “headache disorders, including tension headaches, migraine, and Cervicogenic headaches are one of the most common ailments affecting humans. It is estimated that in Australia alone more than 3 million people suffer from migraine and roughly 7 million experience tension headaches at some point in

Cupping With Remedial Massage

We provide remedial massage and myotherapy treatment in both our Sothbank and Melbourne CBD clinics. The therapists can use a variety techniques depending on your issue to effectively treat myofascial pain. One of the treatments that client are asking for more often these days is cupping. What Are Cupping Marks? One aspects of cupping that

Remedial Massage And Health Fund Rebates

Do you use health fund rebates for remedial massage? Have you been using your policy effectively? We often talk to clients that don’t use all their extras or don’t even realise they have remedial massage included. Remedial massage is an excellent way to look after your physical health, this is the main reason health funds

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.