Myotherapy

What is it?

Myotherapy is a relatively new physical therapy that focuses on treating the soft and connective tissues of the body drawing on a variety of modalities. Myofacial pain is the medical term for describing muscular pain and discomfort, which is where the name is derived from.

Treatment is directed at the fascia or soft tissue component of our connective tissue, which includes the muscles, ligaments and tendons. These elements provide the crucial support and protection for the internal organs and structures of the body, and if stimulated in the appropriate way can promote healing of the nervous, skeletal and circulatory systems, amongst others. Muscular pain is typically the result of an injury or strain related to repetitive motions, general fatigue, lack of exercise or a medical condition.’

What is it used for?

  • General muscular tension
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sports related injuries
  • Poor posture and inflexibility
  • Arthritic pain
  • Stress related pain
  • Tendinopathies
  • Overuse injuries

 

What to expect in a Myotherapy session

Musculoskeletal alignment/observation – this is typically part of an initial assessment of a patient, and may reveal the root cause of a problem

Tissue manipulation – this includes soft and deep tissue massage

Dry Needling – this technique allows the therapist to increase blood flow and release trigger points

Stretching – specific stretching techniques are used to increase blood flow and reduce tension both by practitioner and client

Cupping – releases muscular knots, lengthens muscle tissue and fascia as well as promoting blood flow to the area for healing and detoxification.

Corrective Exercises – exercise can help to strengthen weak muscles, correct posture and promote healing

Initial consult 75 minutes $90
Follow up 45 minutes $70
60 minutes $80