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Top 20 Myotherapists
Here's our pick for the top Myotherapists.

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  1. Centre of Wellbeing

    Centre of Wellbeing

    77 Anne Road, Knoxfield 3180
    (4)
    Treat your aches and pains with the Centre of Wellbeing. Specialising in chiropractic, remedial and sports massage and general massage and counselling.
    Next available: Thu, 4 of Mar
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  2. Myofit Massage Therapy

    Myofit Massage Therapy

    1 / 336 George Street, Doncaster 3108
    (1)
    Founder or Myofit Massage Therapy, Jon, is dedicated to making you say goodbye to pain and hello to a life free of movement restrictions through Myotherapy.
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  3. Orchard Road Nail & Beauty

    Orchard Road Nail & Beauty

    231 Lygon Street, Carlton 3053
    (82)
    Discover the beautiful modern salon at Orchard Road Nail & Beauty. The expert staff are committed to providing premium service in a calming, tranquil space.
    Next available: Thu, 4 of Mar
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  4. Motion Myotherapy Northcote Remedial Massage Melbourne

    Motion Myotherapy Northcote Remedial Massage Melbourne

    486 High Street, Northcote 3070
    Motion Myotherapy Northcote Remedial Massage Melbourne is a Northcote myotherapy clinic offering professional myotherapy and remedial massage services to the local community.
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  5. Medica Complete Health

    Medica Complete Health

    212 Lygon Street, Brunswick East 3057
    Medica Complete Health, owner Spiros has trained in multiple disciplines, including Chinese medicine, therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy, and myotherapy.
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  6. Chi Flow Clinic

    Chi Flow Clinic

    432 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North 3054
    Chi Flow Clinic specialises in neuro-muscular bodywork to relieve chronic pain. Discover treatments including Myofascial, Bowen Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage.
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  7. Peninsula Acupuncture & Natural Medicine

    Peninsula Acupuncture & Natural Medicine

    321 Main Street, Mornington 3931
    (3)
    Peninsula Acupuncture & Natural Medicine are specialists in alternative therapies including acupuncture, kinesiology and remedial massage.
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  8. TCM Wellbeing & Beauty Clinic

    TCM Wellbeing & Beauty Clinic

    Level 1, Suite 103 / 84 Pitt Street , Sydney CBD 2000
    (1)
    TCM Wellbeing & Beauty Clinic offer traditional Chinese medicine therapies including the use of herbs, remedial massage, acupuncture, and Myofascial Release.
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  9. The Wellness Nest

    The Wellness Nest

    Suite 128 / 838 Collins St, Docklands 3008
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  10. Myomentum

    Myomentum

    Level 1 / 1109 Glen Huntly Rd, Glen Huntly 3163
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  11. Muscle Mechanix Myotherapy

    Muscle Mechanix Myotherapy

    71 Watt Rd (inside Peninsula Performance Centre), Mornington 3931
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  12. Benjamin Guthrie Myotherapy

    Benjamin Guthrie Myotherapy

    29 Somerset Pl, Melbourne CBD 3000
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  13. Armadale Remedial Massage

    Armadale Remedial Massage

    789 High Street, Armadale 3143
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  14. Rebalance - Your Centre Of Health

    Rebalance - Your Centre Of Health

    Shop 15 105/109 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove 2066
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  15. The Myo Room

    The Myo Room

    81 Princes Hwy, Dandenong South 3175
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  16. Optimum Muscular Health - Collins Street

    Optimum Muscular Health - Collins Street

    Level 27, 525 Collins St. (South Rialto Tower), Melbourne CBD 3000
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  17. Melbourne Wellness Therapies - The Chiro Tree

    Melbourne Wellness Therapies - The Chiro Tree

    528 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield South 3162
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  18. Melbourne Wellness Therapies - The Joint Physio

    Melbourne Wellness Therapies - The Joint Physio

    494 Glen Eira Rd, Caulfield 3162
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  19. Strong Quality Health

    Strong Quality Health

    2 / 174 High St, Ashburton 3147
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  20. Activ8 Myotherapy

    Activ8 Myotherapy

    361 Nepean Hwy, Parkdale 3195
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Myotherapy

Many people confuse Myotherapy with massage but the two are actually quite distinct. In common with many hands-on body workers - such as physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors - myotherapists use massage in their treatments when needed.

They also call on a whole range of other treatments, including exercise prescription, dry needling, thermo and electro-therapeutic techniques and lifestyle modification.

Something all of these methods have in common is that they are evidence-based treatments.

Musculoskeletal Pain

Myotherapy and massage have different aims, different educational pathways and even different health fund rebates. Its primary objective is to provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.

This may include back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, sports injuries, occupational injuries, Rotator Cuff problems and ankle injuries, such as Achilles tendinopathy. It will also help with jaw pain and clicking, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations.

Having said that, your visit to a Myotherapist doesn't have to reactive - i.e. caused by pain. Prevention is often better than cure.

Trigger Point Therapy

Some myotherapists like to work alone, but you'll find most sharing premises with other health professionals. The advantage of this is that you may need a couple of different modalities to fully treat your condition.

The term myotherapy was created by American fitness pioneer Bonnie Prudden in the 1970s. She used it to describe a type of trigger point therapy she had developed. Based on work done earlier by Travell and Simons, the treatment revolved around the cause of pain arising from myofascial trigger points.

Many doctors and academics were sceptical of Prudden's work. Over time, however, myotherapy has become a recognised health discipline practiced across the world, including Australia, the UK, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.

Serious Back Pain

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy, as it is often referred to, was prompted by a skiing accident she had in 1937. Four years after the accident she developed serious back pain and tried every treatment with little success. That is, until a friend introduced her to trigger point therapy.

Using herself, friends, colleagues and even her dog as guinea pigs, Prudden developed the treatment to what it is today. At the age of 65 she had to undergo a hip replacement. With the help of Myotherapy she was back on the gym floor inside six weeks.

The Bonnie Prudden School for Physical Fitness and Myotherapy followed in 1980, to train more therapists. The therapy was trade-marked in 1990. Prudden was still exercising days before her death in 2011, just short of her 98th birthday.

Holistic Approach

Myotherapy practitioners use a wide range of soft tissue massage and manipulation, joint mobilisation, stretching, nutritional advice, exercise plans, heat and cold therapy, ultrasound and TENS.

What is particularly appealing about the therapy is its holistic approach, taking into account not only muscles and joints but also nerves and organs.

A typical Myotherapy consultation begins with a thorough patient history and assessment of movement and posture. This might include palpation of the spine, peripheral joints, muscles and connective tissue, as well as clinical, orthopaedic and neurological tests.

As you would expect with this integrated approach Myotherapy can be used with other treatments, including massage, physiotherapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy and acupuncture.

Prevent Surgery

Myotherapy may be used to treat headaches and migraines, joint pain, back and neck pain, sports injuries, sciatica, pregnancy-related conditions and in post-stroke rehabilitation.

The best approach is not to wait until you are pain. Regular Myotherapy sessions can reduce your risk of injury and correct your posture for better mobility. It will reduce everyday muscular aches and pains, before they become severe, perhaps preventing surgery.

The treatment shares the many benefits of traditional massage in relieving stress, boosting your immune system and improving sleep quality.