Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy which focuses on evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain due to improper biomechanical functioning involving the nerves, muscles and joints of the body. Despite popular belief, Myotherapy is not actually a form of massage therapy, however, Myotherapists may use and incorporate such techniques during your consultation if it is necessary for the treatment of your presenting condition. Myotherapists take into account all aspects of health and wellness to treat patients – this includes not only physical but psychological and occupational aspects of the individual.

Common musculoskeletal pains and conditions treated with Myotherapy include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Sports & occupational injuries
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Stiffness & aches associated with poor posture
  • Achilles tendinopathy and other ankle injuries
  • Jaw pain and clicking
  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations
  • Chronic overuse syndromes – Tennis/golfer’s elbow, RSI, carpal tunnel, tendonitis
  • Chronic weakness syndrome

Here at Head Above Healthcare, our Clinical Myotherapist Saxon can utilise many different evidence-based treatment techniques, tailored for your individual presentation, age, physical & symptomatic condition. These treatments and techniques may include:

  • Myofascial release
  • Cupping therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Electrotherapeutic dry needling
  • Photobiomodulation (Low Level Laser Therapy)
  • Soft tissue manipulation
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Postural evaluation and correction
  • Rehabilitative & corrective exercise prescription (stretches, strengthening)
  • Sports taping