Myotherapy (also known as muscular therapy) is a form of Western medicine, which combines physiology, anatomy and biomechanics into one form of treatment.
Essentially, it works to treat soft tissue dysfunction and pain across the board. Myofascia is the name for the tissue around and between your muscles, and when conjoined, makes up your ligaments and tendons.
Over time, myofascial areas of your body can become damaged due to:
- Musculoskeletal disease
- Neuromuscular illness
- Stress from your occupation
- Incorrect posture
- Muscular imbalances
- Strains, and more.
This therapy, when applied correctly, can help rehabilitate your soft tissue, and improve any pain you may be feeling. It can increase your flexibility and allow your body to regain a sense of strength, as well, letting you get back to doing what you love.
This form of treatment also uses a range of tools and assessments to diagnose any discomfort or pain you may be experiencing. Typically, these conditions affect your quality of life, and can hinder your ability to move freely. When a holistic approach is taken towards healing, you’re giving your whole body the best chance of recovery.
What You Can Expect From a Session With Our Myotherapist
At your first consultation, your dedicated professional will conduct a thorough assessment of not only your areas of concern but your whole body as well.
You’ll be asked about your medical history, and to talk about how you received any injuries (if you know what caused it). We’ll also ask how you have been caring for it so far.
We’ll also assess your posture, skeletal structure, the mobility of your joints, your range of movement, and other neurological, palpatory and orthopaedic testing. This gives your therapist a clear picture of how to best approach treating your injury.
During your sessions, we may use any of the following techniques:
- Deep tissue massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Passive and active assisted stretching
- Joint mobilisation
- Dry needling
- Functional fascial taping
The decision on which skills to use will be made after your comprehensive assessment with our myotherapy therapists and will be regularly reassessed to ensure they are still effective in the long-run.
Our qualified and experienced myotherapists are unwavering in their pursuit to resolve your complaint through an initial consultation, focused assessment and a dedicated individual treatment and rehabilitation plan.
With 10 years’ experience in the physical therapy industry, we have assessed, treated and healed a variety of conditions. We collaborate with other specialists in our field to ensure the right team is taking care of you.
We don’t just care for your body, we care for you. We listen to you, and we consider your needs and your lifestyle goals. Whether Myotherapy, Clinical or Mat Pilates, or one of our other services, we combine clinically evidenced practise with holistic wellness to help guide you towards a happier, healthier life.
What sort of conditions and injuries do we treat?
Serving a wide range of injuries and dysfunctions, we can support you with the following:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Tension headaches
- Jaw pain (instability, clicking or locking)
- Rotator cuff dysfunction
- Frozen shoulder
- Back pain
- Hip, knee and ankle pain
- Foot pain inc. plantar fasciitis
- Pre- and post-pregnancy strain
- Chronic pain conditions (fibromyalgia/arthritis)
- Sore, aching and tight muscles
- Overuse injuries (i.e. tennis elbow)
- Golfers elbow, shin splints
- Movement recovery post-surgery
- Muscle tears and joint sprains
Where can I find myotherapy near me?
Our clinic has clients from right across St Kilda, Brighton, and surrounding areas. With qualified myotherapists on hand, we will assess your injuries and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will have you feeling better from head to toe.
Elwood Myotherapy is amazing. I feel so lucky to have found Ashlee. She is knowledgeable beyond belief and extremely easy to be around. Her myotherapy makes it possible for me to chase 3 kids around, and maintain an exercise routine while managing 15 years of back issues.
I am so grateful to my boss for recommending Ashlee to me after the effects of Chemotherapy and an associated chest infection had left me practically bed ridden for months. Loss of muscle strength, stiffness and pain in both my legs, back and neck made it very difficult to function on a daily basis. Migraines were becoming a problem. Plus I’d managed to injure my shoulder painting the kitchen while I was sick! I was feeling 100 years old! Ashlee’s knowledge, professionalism and dedication to helping people is enabling me to get back to the pre-cancer me as much as is possible. I’m back at work, getting stronger each day and I’m feeling fantastic. I’d see Ashlee every day if I could!
I experienced chronic pain in the past but have not done so for some time now since receiving regular therapy from Ashlee. I now have unrestricted freedom of movement and confident agility for my age which has enabled me to extend my fitness to a level where I don’t break down with muscle cramps in my upper legs or spasms in the lower back, as I would have done in the past. It is apparent to me that Ashlee has the know-how to fix her patient’s problems.
Ashlee is without doubt a knowledgeable therapist who has demonstrated an unfailing ability to identify the true musculoskeletal problems causing the pain. Her remedial work is energetic, thorough and accompanied by a set of specific exercises focusing on problem areas. It’s clear to me that Myotherapists like Ashlee are the unsung heroes of the physical fitness industry.
I would recommend Ashlee to my family and friends. Ashlee is very professional, knowledgeable and experienced Myotherapist. I wish I had known about Ashlee earlier. As I have chronic lower back and hip issues for a few years. I have wasted time and money going to see a few physiotherapists with no improvement. Now after 2 months of treatment, and rehab exercises and helpful tips for better posture. I am more flexible. The constant ache I had going in and out of my car or standing up after sitting down has eased considerably. Ashlee also conversed with my Personal trainer to coordinate my mobility and exercise program which helped very much.
Having suffered from Sacroiliac Joint inflammation for several years, I was referred to Ashlee to help with my constant pain – not only to reduce pain, but to also be able to put together a comprehensive management plan. Ashlee is one of the most caring health professionals i have come across so far. She has a persistent motivation for coming up with a solution for her clients that cannot be rivalled. Highly recommend.