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What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is applied in the rehabilitative, corrective and preventative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia).
The aim of Myotherapy is to treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions.
Pain or symptoms caused by muscle (myo) or fascia (connective tissue) are described as “myofascial”. The cause of musculoskeletal pain and symptoms in many conditions is myofascial. It may originate from abnormal muscle contraction or trigger points in muscle or fascia. These are often experience by the individual as feeling of ‘tightness’ or ‘knots’ within the muscles.
Myofascial pain may be experienced locally or it may radiate to areas away from the original source. Other symptoms may also be experienced as a result of trigger points within the muscles such as decreased range of motion, stiffness, fatigue, weakness and tingling or numbness. These may be the result of a number of factors including poor posture, overuse of muscles and stress.
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Do you suffer from any of this? What conditions can benefit from Myotherapy treatment
- Chronic Overuse Syndrome to wrist, hand or elbow from poor posture at a computer or prolonged usage.
- Headaches as a result of tension in neck and shoulder muscles which refer pain to areas of the head
- Chronic back pain, including ‘Sciatica’ caused by tightness in some muscles and weakness in others. Restoring muscle balance and optimal posture is a major aspect.
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow). Localized tenderness of elbow and radiating pain to forearm. Often as a result of overuse and weakness of wrist extensor muscles, which can result in trigger points developing.
Shoulder pain, e.g. Impingement Syndrome. During overhead arm motions impingement can cause micro-trauma, and result in pain and inflammation of the shoulder. Abnormal muscle contraction and trigger points can develop
- Chronic knee pain may be caused by your patella (‘knee cap’) not tracking or moving correctly. This can be a result of many factors including muscle imbalance in the thigh, and pronation of the foot.
- Hand and finger numbness and tingling. Compression of nerves and/or blood vessels at the thoracic outlet due to abnormal muscle contraction and trigger points in neck muscles (usually scalenes) can cause these symptoms. Your sitting posture at work or your sleeping position (e.g. pillow height) may be contributing factors.
- ‘Shin Splints’. Common term used to describe exercise induced pain to the lower leg. e.g. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome can be treated by a Myotherapist using a variety of techniques including soft tissue manipulation, dry needling, electro-mechanical stimulation, and thermal applications.
- Stiff neck. Often a result of abnormal muscle contraction which causes severe pain and discomfort on movements of the head and neck. Passive stretching, and thermal techniques and soft tissue manipulation are often used to reduce the contraction and relieve discomfort relatively quickly. Contributing factors need to be considered.
- Foot pain. Pain in this area can often be referred from trigger points in leg or foot muscles. Myotherapists can treat the trigger points and also address any perpetuating factors e.g. poor footwear.
- Sprained ankle. Over-stretching of muscles (e.g. peroneals) often occurs with an ankle sprain. The resulting abnormal muscle and/or trigger points can be effectively treated