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Myotherapy in Adelaide

Massage, physiotherapy and osteopathy are just some of the many modalities used to help relieve chronic pain and improve physical well-being. Increasingly popular, however, is Myotherapy in Adelaide.

Sometimes seen as the 'new kid on the block', Myotherapy has been around for quite a while. A form of trigger point therapy, the treatment resulted from a collaboration between Dr Janet Travell and David Simons in the 1960s.

Myotherapy and Kennedy

What makes it particularly interesting is the link to President John F Kennedy. When Dr Travell received a call from the President in 1955 asking for help, the treatment was thrust into the limelight.

Kennedy suffered from severe back pain and spinal problems, including fractured vertebrae, Addison's Disease and osteoporosis. Conventional treatments and painkillers failed to bring relief. Dr Travell's technique, however, did.

Chronic Pain Relief

The treatment was further developed by fitness pioneer Bonnie Prudden in the 1970s. She named it Myotherapy and it is now used to treat everything from back pain and headaches to sports injuries, Rotator Cuff and ankle injuries, fibromyalgia and more.

Myotherapy in Adelaide is usually available as a modality in a shared medical or alternative therapy centre. It is sometimes combined with other treatments, including massage, physiotherapy and acupuncture.

Find a Qualified Myotherapist

Treatment always begins with an in-depth consultation and physical examination to determine not only the symptoms but also the root cause of the problem. By using massage, joint mobilisation, heat and cold therapy, ultrasound and exercise plans, the therapist can treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement caused by muscle or myofascia dysfunction.

Whilst Myotherapy in Adelaide is similar to massage, and it uses massage as a tool, it is quite different. The therapist has the skills to integrate other forms of treatment, such as dry needling and spinal mobilisation.

Use Bookwell to find a qualified Myotherapist in Adelaide and find relief from chronic pain.