What is Clinical Myotherapy
Clinical Myotherapy is a branch of manual therapy, like physio or chiro, focusing on the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain. That is pain arising from muscle, joint or nerve such as back & neck pain, osteoarthritis and rotator cuff problems.
The clinical myotherapists at leaps & bounds health clinic have completed a 4 year Bachelor of Health Science degree and have extensive knowledge of anatomy, injury and assessment. They also possess hands-on manual skills that will make you feel great such as:
- Joint mobilisation
- Myofascial release
- Trigger point therapy
- Prescriptive exercise
They can also give you advice on ergonomics and posture to enable the benefits of treatment to last longer.
Use clinical myotherapy to treat
Clinical myotherapy treats pain arising from muscles, joints and nerves and is applied successfully in the treatment of a wide range of ailments including:
- Back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
- Rotator cuff problems
- Occupational injuries
- Achilles injuries
- Jaw pain and clicking
- Chronic pain management
- Tennis elbow
You don’t need to be in pain to visit our Clinical Myotherapists. Once your complaint has been resolved you can choose to have treatment directed at eliminating tight muscles and stiff joints to prevent injury and keep you feeling and performing at your best.
The difference between Physiotherapy & Clinical Myotherapy
Clinical Myotherapy, like Physiotherapy, is a form of manual therapy and both Physio & Clinical Myotherapy are 4 year Bachelor of Health Science qualifications.
Clinical Myotherapy utilises traditional assessment and treatment techniques used by Physiotherapists, however, Clinical Myotherapists are generally more hands-on. That’s to say that the majority of their treatment revolves around joint mobilisation and massage techniques as well as dry-needling. In fact, Clinical Myotherapists (degree qualified) have completed significantly more hours studying dry-needling than any other health profession and are specialists in this field.
Physiotherapists are specialists in rehabilitation, so if you’ve had shoulder or knee surgery then you need to see a Physiotherapist. However if you have pain or restricted movement then Clinical Myotherapy is a real option for you, especially if you want a hands-on approach.
Clinical myotherapy and Myotherapy – the difference
Clinical myotherapy should not be confused with myotherapy/remedial massage. The current level of education for myotherapists is a 2yr diploma of massage/remedial massage. Clinical myotherapists have completed a 4yr bachelor of health science and assess and treat nerves, muscles and joints. They may use massage as part of your treatment just like a manual physiotherapist or osteopath does.
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Get started today! To get clinical myotherapy prices and quotes in Melbourne, contact us on (03) 9509 8925 or email us and request an appointment time.
leaps & bounds health clinic is located in Malvern, less than a 15 minute drive from Melbourne CBD.