At Mosaic Health, our Myotherapists are fully qualified and members of the Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia.
Myotherapy is a physical therapy that incorporates expert assessment, treatment, management and rehabilitation of the soft tissue structures within the body, this includes muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments. It can also be extremely helpful in pain management for chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
The aim of myotherapy is to reduce or stop pain, restore and maintain optimal soft tissue function, to prevent injuries and to accelerate healing. While the myotherapy treatments focus primarily on the soft tissue system, they also provide benefits to the nervous, skeletal, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
A Myotherapy consultation typically commences with thorough history taking followed by the necessary muscle, joint and neurological testing for your condition. Combined with manual palpation of muscles and joints, your Myotherapist aims to identify the cause of your complaint, treat the pain, and minimise the likelihood of the injury reoccurring by strengthening and stabilizing the area.
Myotherapists use a range of specialised soft tissue manipulation techniques including massage, myofascial release and joint mobilisations, along with dry-needling, thermal therapies (use of heat/cold), muscle and joint taping, myofascial cupping, assisted stretching and electro-mechanical stimulation (eg TENS, ultrasound etc). Myotherapists are also skilled in prescribing corrective and rehabilitative exercises to aid recovery and prevent recurrence.
All treatments are used with the aim of restoring and maintaining the normal integrity of the body’s soft tissue system and underlying skeletal structures.
Myotherapists treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. Some examples of conditions commonly treated by Myotherapists include:
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
- Headaches / Migraines
- Low back pain
- Pain arising from chronic overuse injury (RSI) eg lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Frozen shoulder
- Shin Splints
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Hand, wrist and forearm pain, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Muscle and/or Joint Pains
- Sports Injuries including sprains and strains
- Poor Posture
- Hip Pain and sciatica
- Ankle, foot and knee pain
- Pain associated with chronic conditions including arthritis and fibromyalgia
- Pain that travels or moves
- Pain associated with pregnancy (both during pregnancy and in the post-natal period)
- Numbness and tingling
- Stress-related aches & pains
- General muscle tightness, including restricted movement and/or inflexibility
Myotherapy can be used to treat the above conditions but also for prevention of injuries and maintenance of an improved quality of life. You should see a Myotherapist when your pain is persistent (ie lasts more than a few days) or when you are suffering from reduced range of movement. Myotherapists are also able to assess and treat conditions in the acute phase of an injury when massage is contraindicated.
Our Myotherapy fees are as follows:
- Extended consultation (90 minutes): $132
- Initial/Standard review consultation (60 minutes): $95
- Short consultation (45 minutes): $80
Health insurance rebates are available under the extras table for most major health funds which provide coverage for Remedial or Therapeutic Massage. For your convenience, HiCAPS facilities are available at Mosaic Health, enabling you to claim your private health rebate on the spot with participating health funds.
note: A 50% fee will be applied for cancellations where less than 24 hours notice is provided. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible.