Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.
Myotherapy requires further study to a Remedial Massage Therapist such as an Advanced Diploma or a Bachelor’s degree. A qualified practitioner can then undertake assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions such as:
- Back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
- Rotator cuff problems
- Occupational injuries
- Achilles tendinopathy and other ankle injuries
- Jaw pain and clicking
- Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations
- Tennis elbow
What is the difference between massage and Myotherapy
Myotherapy and massage are considered two completely different professions with different aims and objectives.
In conjunction with massage, a Myotherapist may use additional skills such as dry needling, exercise prescription and education about pain management, load management, activity modification and/ or lifestyle modification.
You don’t need to be in pain to visit a Myotherapist. Once symptoms have settled treatment may focus on restoring optimal activity, reducing the likelihood of further injury and keeping you moving and performing at your best.