What is the difference between Myotherapy and Physiotherapy?
By Endeavour Wellness Clinic
Myotherapists can work in private health roles, such as private clinics, sporting teams, privately operated community groups, and other similar roles. Some physiotherapists also work in these areas, however, their undergraduate degree is not solely focused on this.
Physiotherapists in Australia have to undertake a four-year undergraduate degree. A physiotherapy degree predominantly prepares physiotherapists for work in public health such as hospitals and community centres.
Myotherapists are usually members of non-government regulated associations which allow them to receive health rebates from private health funds when they graduate. Physiotherapists are nationally registered and regulated by AHPRA, which allows them to work in hospitals.
Many physiotherapists practice the same types of techniques as myotherapist, including soft tissue techniques, mobilisations, exercise prescription and client education. Some physiotherapists also practice dry needling, however this is not typically covered in their undergraduate degree.
Myotherapy involves an in-depth physical evaluation and a therapeutic approach in the treatment of affected joints, nerves and muscles. Our Endeavour Wellness Clinics not only provide Endeavour College’s students with invaluable clinic hours, they also offer high-quality treatments for members of the public at competitive prices – including a range of myotherapy treatments. Book yourself in for a treatment today!