We provide services in Clinical Myotherapy, sports therapy, injury management, pain education and strength and conditioning.
Some of the musculoskeletal conditions that we see regularly include neck pain, shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, tendinopathy, muscle sprains, back pain, hip pain, arthritis, knee pain, ankle injuries and plantar fasciitis. We also help patients manage and treat chronic pain disorders such as frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), Fibromyalgia, and chronic lower back pain.
What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is evidence based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation musculoskeletal pain and associated disorders. Clinical Myotherapists are equipped to assist all people with musculoskeletal pain, from chronic pain sufferers to professional athletes. Being evidence based means we are always delivering the best possible, science backed treatments for our clients.
Why is it needed?
In 2017/18 musculoskeletal conditions effected 1 in 3 Australians. According to Musculoskeletal Australia, musculoskeletal conditions are costing Australians an estimated 55.1 billion dollars, and most of that expenditure is in treatment, productivity costs and burden of disease. Chronic Musculoskeletal pain is a major case of pain and disability in Australia and is set to increase dramatically in the next 10-20
What does a Myotherapist do?
Myotherapists have a patient centered approach, which means treatments are tailored to your specific needs.
We consider all the possible biological, psychological and social contributors that make up the unique experience of an individual and then work with them to achieve their specific desired outcomes.
We are adept in many hands on skills such as massage, joint mobilisation and dry needling, we also work with you to personalise movement and exercise plans that lead to long term health, but most importantly we help you understand your condition so you can be empowered to make informed decisions about your health.
Ultimately our goal is to get you moving, pain free and healthy.
How is Myotherapy different from other modalities?
Clinical Myotherapists have completed a 3-year Bachelor of Health Science degree and have extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pain science, clinical assessment and injury management. Throughout our training we have had a specialised focus on musculoskeletal and nervous system conditions.
Can I claim private health?
Yes you can. Depending on your cover most insurers will let you claim. There is a full list on the Myotherapy Association Australia webpage of insurers.