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 “More than feeling invigorated… It isolates specific problem areas and fixes it”

Myotherapy

Myotherapist’s are known as the muscle specialists. Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management for soft tissue structures (muscle, fascia, tendons and ligaments). Treatment is directed at decreasing any muscular aches and pains, this can be achieved through deep tissue manipulation/ massage, trigger point release, dry needling, stretching, cupping, postural advice and corrective exercises.

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Myotherapists commonly treat:

    • General pains from lifestyle, work and exercise
    • Aches, sharp pains, numbness or tingling
    • Neck and back pain
    • Hip and leg pain
    • Headaches and migraines
    • Sacroiliac dysfunction
    • Sciatica
    • RSI and tendinopathy
    • Tennis / golfers elbow
    • Rotator cuff dysfunction
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Carpal tunnel
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Hamstring tears & complaints
    • Shin splints
    • Pre and post natal discomfort
    • Stiffness or restrictions
    • Postural tension
    • Injury prevention

Myotherapy Prices

  • 60 Minutes
    $85
  • 45 Minutes
    $72
  • 30 Minutes
    $52
  • *Private health insurance rebates available with extras cover

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FAQs:

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What is Dry Needling?

Myofascial Dry Needling is a technique used with acupuncture needles where the needle is inserted directly into the trigger point “knot” or a taut band in the muscle. When a muscle is overused or injured, calcium, lactic acid and other chemicals builds up to create those sore “knots” or tightness/ tension in certain areas of your muscles. Dry Needling can be used instead of a painful deep tissue massage and has faster overall healing results due to the direct point treatment.

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What is the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of acupuncture needles into certain points along the meridians or channels of the body to affect the circulating qi (energy).

There are 360 Acupuncture points located along the meridians of the body. As well as being able to release musculoskeletal and ASHI (painful points), Acupuncture can also have an affect on the internal organs. This is the main difference between Acupuncture and Dry Needling.

Both modalities have an affect on the ASHI points, however Acupuncture is based more on traditional diagnosis methods and works from a holistic medical perspective rather than a Western medicine framework of muscle release. If you would like more information on Acupuncture please click here.

Dry needling and cupping when used in conjunction with Myotherapy can lead to a very strong treatment with lasting results.

When Dry needling is implemented by a qualified Myotherapist or Massage therapist it can provide safe and effective treatment.

Did you know that Myotherapy is currently the only course that implements Dry Needling as one of it’s modules, meaning it takes a couple of years to learn it correctly. Meaning Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths that use Dry Needling have sometimes learnt in an weekend course, so please ask your therapist about their training and qualifications to ensure safe practice.

Beware of clinics that claim their Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths Massage therapists or Myotherapists are qualified Acupuncturists. This is indeed false and misleading information that is not currently regulated appropriately in Australia.

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What are knots and trigger points?

Knots and trigger points are exactly the same thing, ‘knots’ is just the laymen term.  When a muscle is continually overused, injured or if you have poor posture, calcium, lactic acid and other chemicals builds up to create those sore “knots” or tension in certain areas of your muscles.
There are two main types of trigger points:
1) Active – these are the ones that you can feel; they can be achy, sharp, dull etc, but you are aware that they are there. They commonly cause pain and can restrict movements.
2) Latent –A latent trigger point is a “silent knot” and does not cause spontaneous pain but may restrict movement or cause muscle weakness. Only when pressure is applied directly over the point will you feel pain or discomfort.

Latent trigger points are those areas that, when you get a treatment or a massage, you didn’t realise were sore. This is why maintenance treatments are fantastic because you are getting rid of the latent trigger points before they become active.

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How does a massage release a trigger point?

When direct pressure (or a needle) is applied to a trigger point your brain sends a pain signal to the area being treated. This is important because your body kick starts your nervous system and sends extra blood flow to that area. Increased blood flow carries oxygen which breaks down the lactic acid and other chemicals that cause the trigger points, and nutrients help with tissue repair and regeneration.  This response happens immediately and you can usually feel the trigger point/ pain start to ease within a few seconds, although it may linger for a minute or two before it completely deactivates. With dry needling, the response is a lot greater due to the needle being in the muscle, rather than just direct pressure on the skin.

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Can my child get a treatment?

Certainly can! If a child is under 12 the parent or guardian must be present during the entire treatment, we still recommended under 16s the same. We usually suggest a 30 minute consult with children.

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Can I get Myotherapy when I'm pregnant?

Yes! All our Myotherapists are qualified to treat during pregnancy. There are certain Acupuncture points that need to be avoided during the entire pregnancy, so it is important to inform us if you are pregnant. Myotherapy can help pregnant aches and pains, sciatica, lower back pain, headaches, migraines and can help with strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. We also have a pregnancy table so you can lie face down – luxury!

 

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