What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is the evidence based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions
Myotherapy and Massage – What’s the difference?
Myotherapy and massage are two distinct professions, with different aims and objectives, different health fund rebates, and very different educational pathways. In common with physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors, myotherapists may use massage in their treatments, when warranted, but they also call upon a wide range of other evidence-based treatment approaches and skill-sets which in addition to manual therapy, dry needling, and thermo and electro-therapeutic techniques may include; exercise prescription and/or education about pain management, load management, activity modification and/or lifestyle modification. In common with the aforementioned allied health professions, myotherapy has it's own separate qualifications, specifically the BHSc (Clinical Myotherapy), BHSc (Myotherapy) and AdvDip (Myotherapy), which qualify practitioners to undertake evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.
What do Myotherapists Treat?
Myotherapists provide evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for a wide range of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions, for example:
- 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
You don’t need to be in pain to visit a Myotherapist. Once symptoms have settled treatment may focus on restoring optimal activity (rehabilitation), reducing the likelihood of further injury and keeping you moving and performing at your best.
Where do Myotherapists Treat?
Most myotherapists in Australia treat in private practice. Myotherapists may be in stand alone practices or integrated into multidisciplinary settings.