What is Myotherapy and What is Involved?

By Matt Elliot

What is Myotherapy?

Clinical Myotherapy is a branch of allied health that focuses on the treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain including myofascial pain, neuropathic pain (nervous system) and articular pain (joints). Clinical Myotherapists use a variety of modalities such as manual therapies, myofascial dry needling, electrical stimulation, prescriptive exercises, joint mobilisation and pain management techniques within their treatments. With this integrated therapeutic approach, patients can expect relief from both acute and chronic conditions arising from occupational, sporting and recreational activities.

What will your Clinical Myotherapy consult with Matt involve? 

When you walk through the door at 13th Beach Health Services for your Myotherapy appointment with Matthew Elliot the options of treatment are vast. Matt will strive to give you the most effective and efficient treatment possible for your current presentation of pain and/or restriction. As a Clinical Myotherapist, he will look at the body from a holistic point of view looking into other areas of the body that may be contributing to your current symptoms.   

Clinical Myotherapist’s integrated an evidence-based approach in order to prevent, correct or rehabilitate the area/s concerned. One or a combination of treatment techniques may be applied, such as myofascial release, dry needling, functional cupping, joint mobilisation and electrical stimulation. As important as the hands on approach to the consult can be Matt may also provide practical advice and education to enhance in their patient’s recovery and management at home. This can include an exercise prescription, pain management and activity/lifestyle modifications. All of which implemented with long term goals that can be discussed and used a focus to the treatment.  

8 THING TO EXPECT IN THE CONSULT:  

A quick CHAT to ensure we understand your current complaint. 

Thorough ASSESSMENT of your current complaint.  

A variety of TREATMENT techniques.  

The facts on what and why your body is FEELING like this.  

One thing to focus on IMPROVING before our next catch up. 

Setting achievable GOALS to work towards.  

A clear UNDERSTANDING of the journey we will take together to get you back doing the things you love.   

HAVE FUN!  

If this is something you are interested in or would like more information please contact our Barwon Heads clinic on 5254 2668 or book online by clicking the link below.

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