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Myotherapy on the Gold Coast

If you've been looking at Myotherapy in the Gold Coast you may be a little confused about what's actually involved. You wouldn't be alone in thinking it is just a form of massage. The truth is, massage is an important tool in Myotherapy but there is much more to it as a method of treatment.

A Myotherapy session may also include exercise, joint mobilisation, dry needling and thermo and electro-therapeutic techniques.

Musculoskeletal Pain

Both Myotherapy and massage are designed to give relief and promote good health but the former goes much deeper. The training and qualifications are quite different. The primary objective of Myotherapy is to assess and treat musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.

You might choose Myotherapy in the Gold Coast if you suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, sports or occupational injuries, Rotator Cuff problems and ankle injuries. It could also give relief from chronic pain presentations, such as fibromyalgia.

Fit for a President

Myotherapy is largely based on Trigger Point Therapy. This was perfected by Travell and Simons in the 1950s. It was then modified and given the name Myotherapy by American fitness pioneer Bonnie Prudden in the 1970s.

Prudden even used the method to treat US President John F Kennedy. She started experimenting with the technique following her own serious skiing accident in 1937.

The best Myotherapy in the Gold Coast uses a mix of soft tissue massage and manipulation, joint mobilisation, stretching, exercise plans, ultrasound and TENS. It's a holistic approach to pain, which considers not only muscles and joints but also nerves and organs.

Mobility and Posture

Your first Myotherapy consultation will include a thorough assessment of your medical history, mobility and posture. Your therapist will most likely check your spine, joints, muscles and connective tissue, as well as running clinical, orthopaedic and neurological tests.

Myotherapy can be combined with other treatments, such as massage, acupuncture, physiotherapy, podiatry, chiropractic and osteopathy.

Be sure to browse Bookwell for the best Myotherapy on the Gold Coast.