What is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy defined: Myotherapy is the evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.

Myotherapists use a range of different techniques to treat and reduce the pain caused by muscles throughout the body. By treating the muscular system, we are able to reduce the amount of pain at both the direct sight of the injury and the pain referral through-out the body.

What conditions can Myotherapists treat?
Myotherapists are able to treat a wide range of muscular related issues including:

Back pain
Neck and shoulder pain
Foot and ankle injuries
Sciatic pain
Sports injuries
Sprains and strains
Postural complaints
And many more.

How do Myotherapists treat?
By using a range of techniques, myotherapists are able to tailor each treatment to the specific patient’s needs.
Myotherapists may use:

Deep tissue massage
Dry needle therapy
Trigger point therapy
Thermal therapies
Corrective exercise
Myofascial release

How is Myotherapy different to Massage?

Myotherapy is more specific to treating the muscles and structures that are directly involved with the causation of pain. Myotherapists are trained in orthopaedic testing in order to diagnose injury and the muscles involved in causing pain. Myotherapists have a larger range of treatment modalities at their disposal (see above).
Myotherapy is aimed at treating the cause of muscular pain and dysfunction.


Guy McGrath