What is Clinical Myotherapy and what can it treat?

So many of you are probably wondering what in the world is this clinical myotherapy thing and what can it help with?

The term ‘Myotherapy’ comes from the Greek word ‘myo’ or ‘muscle’. Clinical Myotherapy is a branch of manual medicine that focuses on the treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain including myofascial pain (trauma or muscle contracture), neuropathic pain (nervous system) and articular pain (joints). Thats a long winded way of saying that we assess and treat the soft tissues of the body which is basically everything on and around your skeleton. These soft tissues can cause all manner of dysfunctions many of which are controllable with clinical myotherapy. The following are just some of the conditions that we can help manage:

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Neck & backpain
  • Sporting & occupational injuries
  • Stiffness & pain associated with poor posture
  • Pain & dysfunction associated with stress & tension
  • Bruxism (excessive teeth grinding)
  • General tightness
  • Shoulder pain, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder
  • Elbow & wrist pain
  • Hand & finger numbness / tingling – thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Knee, hip & ankle pain – shin splints, patella tracking dysfunction, runners knee, ankle sprains
  • Rehabilitative stage of an injury or illness
  • Sciatica symptoms
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Chronic Overuse Syndromes – tendonitis, RSI, tennis/golfer’s elbow

Clinical Myotherapists use a variety of modalities such as manual therapies, myofascial dry needling, electrical stimulation, prescriptive exercises, joint mobilisation and pain management techniques. We have a wide range of tools available which help us manage a wide range of conditions, so if you’ve got pain, a headache or are just sore from getting huge in the gym, do yourself a favor and make an appointment to see us. You’ll love what we can do to help you improve your physical health and wellbeing.

Conditions treated by clinical myotherapy

Red means sore. Ouch.

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