March 2016 Myotherapy
Myotherapist assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapy is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structure (muscle, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body.
Pain or symptoms caused by muscle (myo) or fascia is described as myofascial. Myofascial pain is usually not specific and is often described by the patient as a, deep ache, tightness or tenderness in an area. It can vary in intensity and radiate to other areas. Other symptoms can include, reduced range of movement in muscles and joints, stiffness, fatigue, weakness, numbness or tingling sensations. There are many other symptoms depending on the condition and patients can have one or many symptoms.
Common conditions a Myotherapist can treat include:
- Sporting & occupational injuries
- Stiffness & pain associated with poor posture
- Associated joint & vertebral dysfunction
- Acute and chronic conditions affecting function and mobility
- Scoliosis & Kyphosis
- Headaches & migraines
- Acute and chronic stiffness/ pain in the lumber, thoracic and cervical
- Chronic overuse injuries; tendonitis, RSI, tennis/golfer elbow, carpal tunnel etc.
- Acute & chronic sciatica
- Shoulder pain; impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, bursitis
- Hand & finger numbness, tingling- thoracic outlet syndrome
- Knee, leg and foot pain/ injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
- Pregnancy massage
- Corrective/ preventative exercises