Clinical Myotherapy | Springfield Lakes,
Camira & Surrounds
(Also Known As Muskuloskeletal Therapy/Myotherapy Massage)
Musculoskeletal therapy is a branch of functional medicine. It focuses on the nervous system and its relationship to the function or dysfunction of the muscles and joints.
Your clinician will consider what tissue is causing your pain. We will also decipher what other parts of the body are contributing to your pain or discomfort.
Our Myotherapy and Massage Clinic is centrally located. We service clients looking for Myotherapy in Augustine Heights, Brisbane, Brookwater, Camira, Spring Mountain and surrounding areas.
Myotherapy and Massage – What’s the difference?
Myotherapy and massage are two distinct professions, with different aims and objectives, different health fund rebates, and very different educational pathways. In a similar way to physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors, myotherapists may use massage in their treatments where warranted.
Our clinicians also call upon a wide range of other evidence-based treatment approaches and skill-sets. In conjunction with manual therapy, dry needling, thermo and electro-therapeutic, other techniques may include one or more of the following;
Education About Pain Management
In common with other allied health professions, myotherapy has its own separate accreditation. These qualifications specifically include a BHSc (Clinical Myotherapy), BHSc (Myotherapy) and AdvDip (Myotherapy). Qualified practitioners undertake evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. (Myotherapy Association Australia, 2018).
What to expect?
During your initial consultation, your therapist will undertake a full physical and neurological examination. This may include asking you questions about your medical history to gain a better understanding of your over health and wellbeing. A personalised treatment plan will then be developed and implemented involving hands-on treatment, rehabilitation and take home advice/exercises.
Common conditions that Myotherapists may resolve:
- Occupational & sporting injuries (also known as Sports Myotherapy)
- Back pain
Chronic overuse syndromes - tendonitis, RSI, tennis/golfer's elbow, carpal tunnel
Joint pain including Osteoarthritis
Acute & chronic conditions affecting function & mobility
Scoliosis / Kyphosis
Acute and chronic pain or stiffness in the neck
Jaw pain and clicking
- Shoulder pain, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder
- Knee, leg & foot pain – shin splints, patella tracking dysfunction, runners knee, ankle sprains
Pregnancy – pre/postnatal complaints
Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia
Pain & dysfunction associated with stress & tension
Rehabilitative stage of an injury or illness
Stroke recovery and rehabilitation
What is the difference between a remedial massage therapist and a clinical myotherapist?
While myotherapy and remedial massage therapy share distinct similarities, there are a few key differences that set them apart.
First of all, the educational requirements. Remedial massage therapists require a diploma of remedial massage. However, a myotherapist requires an advanced diploma or degree that qualifies them to treat conditions with techniques similar to those used by a physiotherapist, with a special focus on musculoskeletal pain as well as complex and chronic pain conditions. These techniques include dry needling, exercise rehabilitation, cupping and more areas that focus on advanced assessment and rehabilitation.
Now, this is where it gets a little bit confusing. A remedial massage therapist can undergo further training in other techniques in order to broaden their skill set, such as dry needling and advanced training in biomechanics and rehabilitation.
These techniques that are found in our remedial massage and myotherapy clinic are:
- Exercise prescription
- Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
- Muscle energy technique
- Mobilisations with movement
- Taping with both rigid and kinesiotape
- Rehabilitation programs
Our location in Springfield Lakes was chosen as our hub for treatment due to the ease for those in surrounding areas. If you are in search of an expert clinician, you will find:
Our Springfield Lakes location is the centre for remedial massage and myotherapy in Brisbane’s outer western suburbs including;
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