During our lives we begin to develop dominant and weaker muscles. This can be due to many different factors such as: stress, poor posture, overuse during physically demanding activities or simply not moving enough. When we continue to use our bodies in this way, pain and injury can occur. Joints don’t have enough space and become restricted, muscles don’t activate and cause imbalance and for this reason restoring health to our muscle is not only important for optimal bodily function, but our general wellbeing.
Myotherapy (myo meaning muscle/fascia) is a specialised form of treatment used to remedy musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Symptoms caused by muscle/fascia is usually not specific and is often described as a ‘deep ache’ or ‘tightness’ and often can radiate to other areas. Other symptoms can include reduced range of motion of joints, stiffness, fatigue, weakness, or a change of sensation.
Myotherapy is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to help restore and maintain health of the soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia). Treatment may involve various modalities that enhance the restoration and recovery from these conditions.
- Postural/joint assessment
- Soft tissue manipulation
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Dry needling
- Myofascial release
- Rigid and Kinesio taping
- Corrective exercises
Physio and Fitness Clinic Seaford, Frankston, Mornington Peninsula.