Are you experiencing pain, restricted range of motion or a sports injury that is affecting your quality of life? Myotherapy can help.
What is myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a branch of manual therapy that focuses on the treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
Myotherapy includes a full assessment of your presenting complaint and addresses the contributing and predisposing factors that led to the development of your condition.
Treatment approaches and skill-sets which myotherapists at MYST Therapies incorporate include manual therapy, deep tissue massage, dry needling, trigger point therapy, cupping, myofascial release, joint mobilisation and exercise prescription.
Myotherapy has a strong focus on corrective/rehabilitative exercise prescription and education to ensure you, the patient, understands the mechanisms behind your presenting condition.
What are the qualifications of a myotherapist?
Myotherapists must complete three years of university to obtain a Bachelor of health Science (Clinical Myotherapy).
What is the difference between myotherapy and massage?
Myotherapy and massage are two distinct professions, with different aims, objectives and different educational pathways.
A myotherapist holds a bachelor of health science degree in myotherapy, has a greater breadth of knowledge, higher scope of practice and is allowed to comprehensively treat the common conditions below.
What are some common conditions a myotherapist can treat?
· Lower back pain and injury
· Rotator cuff injury
· Occupational injuries
· Neck and shoulder pain
· Lateral epicondylitis
· Wrist pain and injury
· Muscle aches, strains and soreness
· Pain caused by poor posture
· Hip pain and injury
· Knee pain and injury
· Plantar fasciitis and ankle injuries
Do I need a referral to see a myotherapist?
No. Many patients refer themselves directly to a myotherapist, although it is also common be referred to a myotherapist by a doctor or other health practitioner.
Can I claim myotherapy on my health fund?
Yes! Rebates for consultations provided by a myotherapist can be obtained using the category 'remedial massage'. Patients are advised to check with their private health fund regarding rebate amounts and annual limits.
Below is the link to a list of health funds that approve rebates for myotherapy.
Where do you provide myotherapy?
We provide myotherapy services to Penrith and the Lower Blue Mountains.