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Myotherapy & Remedial Massage


Myotherapy is the evidence based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. It is a form of physical therapy used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement caused by muscle or myofascia dysfunction. Myofascia are the thin, fibrous sheets of tissue that surround and separate muscles. Ligaments and tendons are comprised of bundled myofascia.

The philosophy of myotherapy is founded on Western medical principles including anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. You don’t need a referral from a doctor to make an appointment with a myotherapist.

Myotherapy The Medical Health Group Geelong

What Do Myotherapists treat?

Myotherapists treat a wide range of conditions including:

  • Neck and Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Jaw and TMJ pain
  • Frozen shoulders
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Chronic long term pain
  • Lower Back & Sciatic pain
  • Muscles tears and strains
  • Knee & Achilles issues
  • Muscle tightness
  • Occupational injuries
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Identifying underlying issues
  • Help improve fitness and strength

Regular visits with a Myotherapist can also assist with the treatment of tight muscles,

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is defined as “the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.” A remedial treatment focuses on a specific area of the body that is producing pain or not performing correctly. The main aims of the treatment are to reduce pain, increase the range of motion and correct postural abnormalities.

Remedial massage treatments will begin with a medical history, a discussion of what has brought you in, a few postural, range of motion and specialised tests which will help the therapist to pinpoint which area needs the most work. Then the area is treated using the most appropriate treatment. After the treatment some of the initial tests are redone which will determine if there has been a change in range of motion or pain levels. The level of improvement will help to determine the treatment plan going forward.