Dry needling session on the patient's back

Myotherapy Fitzroy North

Myotherapy is one of the core services at Melbourne Massage and Treatment, used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement.

Melbourne Massage and Treatment offers Myotherapy services that aim to improve your well-being by reducing aches and pains as well as enhancing your understanding of your body presentation.

In your myotherapy session, Giovanni will guide you through specific active, passive, and resisted movements allowing for a targeted and personalised treatment plan that suits your needs.

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What Is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy based on the principles of western medicine, including anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. It treats or prevents soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement. Myotherapy was coined in 1970 in America by Bonnie Prudden to describe a specific type of trigger point therapy. Myotherapy treatment can be applied during any injury phase, preventive, corrective, or rehabilitative, to maintain the body tissue, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments and ensure they are in prime condition. Melbourne Massage and Treatment uses Myotherapy treatment to help you improve your body mobility and strengthen presentation, reducing pain and discomfort.

What Does Myotherapy Achieve & Is It Effective?

Myotherapy has proved efficient for many conditions, like trigger point therapy and/or reducing nerve entrapment due to muscle tensions. After a Myotherapy session, you would be expected to feel more relaxed, have a better range of motion, and feel your joints looser and lighter. This type of treatment is a long-term solution, which renders consistency and planning a core function. In most cases, pain is present in a specific area due to an imbalance along the joint chain, and to ensure that the pain is effectively worked,  3 to 5 regular sessions are recommended. During these sessions, you may get given some corrective exercises, which will play a significant role in your recovery process and should be practiced at home. Myotherapy treats conditions like Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel, Tendinitis, Plantar Fasciitis, and Headaches.

What’s The Difference Between Remedial Massage and Myotherapy?

Myotherapy looks more into joint mobility and myofascial restrictions than Remedial Massage and includes techniques such as Dry Needling. For joint mobility, we refer to the ability of the joint to reach its Range of Motion within the active or passive force. On the other hand, Dry Needling is well-known to be used in Myotherapy treatment, but it serves a specific purpose, which is based on creating micro-tear in the muscle, stimulating the immune response and improving muscle tone.

What Does a Myotherapy Session Look Like?

Consistent amongst all services offered at Melbourne Massage and Treatment, you would be guided through a range of motion (ROM) to evaluate the body conditions before and after each myotherapy session. As per result, along with the ROM, you may experience pain or stretches in the body. It is crucial to advise your myotherapist as soon as possible regarding these sensations or feelings. Knowing the area of pain or distress would help Giovanni understand what muscle group is involved in delivering the uncomfortable feeling. Once the evaluation of the ROM and the muscular scale to balance is completed, Giovanni will provide a treatment plan that will guide you on your recovery journey. During a Myotherapy Session, you will lie prone, supine or in a side position on a table and undress to underwear and bra. Said so, the client is covered with towel all teh time. Only the area that gets worked will be safely exposed. Please attend your session in comfortable attire.

Allergy Information

If you are allergic to nuts or other products, please advise the therapist before the session starts, as cream and oil may contain nut oil.

What Therapies Are Complementary To Myotherapy Treatment?

Cupping, MLD and dry needling are therapies that are used alongside Myotherapy treatment for optimal results. Your Myotherapist will evaluate what technique better services the scope of healing after your first session. Melbourne Massage and Treatment offer some of these therapies separate from Myotherapy. • MLD • Cupping • Trigger Point • Dry needling • Joint’s mobilization • MFTT • MET • PNF • Passive Stretch • Pin and Stretch

The Benefits Of Myotherapy

As this practice is still new, finding complete scientific-based evidence of Myotherapy benefits can be tricky. So, here is a literature review Trusted Source, conducted in 2013 by the Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia, which precisely describes the benefit of Remedial Massage, the closest approach to Myotherapy treatment. Myotherapy can help with

  • improve chronic low back pain
  • reduce delayed onset muscle soreness
  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • increase the quality of life and positive well-being among patients with terminal illnesses such as cancer or multiple sclerosis
  • assist with pain management of fibromyalgia when combined with other treatments.

Additional Benefits 

• increases mobility • reduced stress • help the recovery of soft tissue injuries • improve/correct postural issues • reduce muscle tension • reduced chronic • pain symptoms • help with sleep • balance blood pressure • speed up from recovery from a sports injury and performance • improve concentration.

Melbourne Massage and Treatment – Myotherapy Accreditation 

Giovanni is a qualified Myotherapist who trained at RMIT University by completing an Advance Diploma in Myotherapy. In terms of study, Giovanni is enrolled for a 2023 Bachelor in Health Science with Torrents University. The aim of reaching for a bachelor’s is, yes, for personal achievement, but not only. Giovanni’s final goal is to carry on his study ahead and complete shortly a master’s in Acupuncture.

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