How does Myotherapy Work?
Muscular pain is often caused by injury, improper bio-mechanics, repetitive stress, lack of exercise, poor posture, or various medical conditions. Myotherapy involves an extensive physical evaluation, followed by treatment of the affected areas.
Myotherapists are trained in manual therapy . Using mainly hands-on techniques, they assess and treat the body’s connective tissue.
Many myotherapists are also trained in the use of ultrasound, lasers, TENS machines, taping, dry needling, exercise prescriptions, and other aids.
Myotherapy can be used alone or in conjunction with treatments provided by physiotherapists and other practitioners.
What Conditions does Myotherapy Treat?
Myotherapy treats the following conditions:
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Stress-related pain
- Muscle tension
- Sports injuries
To affect healing, myotherapy may also incorporate the following treatment modalities:
- Trigger point therapy
- Soft and deep tissue massage
- Dry needling
- Joint mobilization
Benefits of Myotherapy
Targeting the soft tissue, myotherapy promotes healing of skeletal, circulatory, and nervous systems and is most effective in preventing and relieving muscle pain.