Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy. Practitioners assess, treat, manage, or help prevent musculoskeletal pain and conditions caused by muscle or myofascial impairment.
Myofascia is the thin, fibrous sheets of tissue covering and wrapping around muscles. Myotherapists use manual techniques, such as massage, to relieve your pain and help you to move more effectively. They may also recommend at-home therapies, including exercises and stretches.
The healing power of touch is known to be universally effective in relieving physical pain and tension and can also aid mental and emotional wellbeing.
Most commonly, people use myotherapy to treat musculoskeletal pain. Some use it to optimise sports and athletic performance. Myotherapy can be used for a range of health conditions, including:
|Neck and back pain||Work and lifestyle-related injuries||Muscle soreness|
|Joint stiffness and circulation||Chronic pain and discomfort||Nerve-type pain (sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome)|
|Headaches||Repetitive strain injuries||Pregnancy support|
Appointment length: Up to 45 minutes of treatment in a 1-hour consult
On your first visit, your senior student practitioner and supervisor will listen to your health concerns and gather thorough case history. They will also conduct a physical assessment before creating your personalised treatment plan. You can expect to receive up to 45 minutes of manual therapy in a one-hour appointment.
Your treatment may include:
At Endeavour Wellness Clinics, there are three myotherapy treatments available:
Your senior student practitioner will work with you to identify factors that could be making your condition worse (such as poor posture) and help you find ways to avoid or reduce these factors.
Qualified myotherapists may apply for membership with professional associations, many of which have a directory of preferred practitioners.
After experiencing the benefits of natural health treatments like myotherapy, many people want to learn more. If you’re inspired, the Endeavour College of Natural Health offers a range of options, from short courses to natural health degrees.