Myotherapy can best be defined as the assessment, treatment & management of musculoskeletal conditions. To make sense of this, when you see a myotherapist, they will assess your condition to find out what is causing you pain, provide treatment in the form of manual therapy to correct the problem, and then manage you back to 100% health. The difference between massage and myotherapy is that massage is just one tool that a myotherapist uses to treat problem. A myotherapist will also use dry needling, joint mobilisation, stretching, behaviour and lifestyle modifications, and exercise prescription and rehabilitation to enhance the patient’s health and restore function.
In today’s modern society, the use of technology is endless. You can see it everywhere. For example using something simple as a microwave for heating up food, using the public transport system to catch a ride and most commonly using mobile phones to communicate with one another.
The weather has cooled, daylight savings is over and it is now becoming darker sooner. With all of these changes, it’s clear that autumn is here. The weather has changed and so our body needs to change along with it. Natural sunlight has a plethora of wonderful benefits.
The complex pattern of muscles working together to stabilize, open, and close various joints in many combinations and with perfect timing is what enables us to generate force and power. This force and power is what gives us the ability to do all the things we do — sit, stand, crawl, walk, run, jump, skip, lunge, hop, lift, squat, bend, push, pull, twist, dance and play. This is especially important around the hip joint, the most powerful joint in our body’s, across which many of our largest and strongest muscles span.
Are you a part of Australia’s large sporting nation? If so, it is crucial with the new seasons for many sports that we address preventative techniques and injury management protocols for those of you with existing pathologies due to sport related activities.
Think back to your school days, sitting at a desk all day listening to the teacher! Sometimes you would tune out and start dozing off. You find your elbows in front of you on the desk slipping further onto the table and your slouching further and further forward. These are the times that having a great posture starts to come to an end.
Myofascial Release is a method of deep tissue massage. It starts on the outer surface layers of the tissue, and works towards a deeper point throughout treatment, within your comfort level. MFR assists to enable changes in dysfunctional tissue by stretching it, to release it. This is the tissue that can be limiting your movement. These limited movements can lead to changes in your posture.
From the moment of injury, it is acute. After three months, the injury is chronic and becomes a health burden requiring more treatment. It is important to aim to be healthy as possible. Practice Prevention and Early Intervention. Approximately 48-72 hours after injury, depending on the severity, is when remedial massage can start being utilised to aid in the recovery process. There are many benefits of receiving remedial massage during recovery.
Are you feeling those winter chills? Coats, beanies, gloves and scarves are all recipes to keep you warm and snug trying to avoid the dreaded cold and flu! Did you know that Remedial Massage could also greatly benefit your goals in preventing injury and keeping up good circulation in the cold months!
As a Myotherapist, the primary goal is the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal injuries. In regard to shoulder injuries and dysfunction, it is said that approximately 70% of the population will suffer from symptomatic shoulder pain at least once in their life time. Some of the primary causes of shoulder injuries are firstly; overuse injuries where the joint is left in a compromised position for long periods of time. Secondly, poor postural positioning, which can lead to instability of the joint and lastly, sudden impact which can cause trauma.