Fizzio for Life is now offering Myotherapy services.
Myotherapists are qualified health professionals trained in assessing and treating various musculoskeletal problems, including myofacial pain and movement dysfunction. Myotherapists are trained in the use of various techniques including remedial massage therapy, functional movement screening, trigger point release, heat and cold therapies, applying exercise (corrective or rehabilitative), taping and strapping, joint mobilisations and soft tissue release to restore pain free functional movement.
When should I see a Myotherapist?
You can see a Myotherapist anytime you are experiencing aches, pains, tightness and restriction or during rehabilitation for an injury. Also consider seeing a Myotherapist if you have been experiencing aches or pain for more than just a few weeks.
Do I need a referral to see a Myotherapist?
No you don’t need a referral to see a Myotherapist. You can simply book in. You may also receive rebates for your treatment through your private health fund!
Should I see a Myotherapist or a Physiotherapist?
That depends on what is wrong! Both Physiotherapists and Myotherapists can provide relief from everyday pains such as neck and back pain, headaches and migraine and other muscular pain. Physiotherapists are trained to diagnose musculoskeletal injuries and treatment might include some muscle release and mobilisations along with comprehensive exercise based rehabilitation programs. You might also see a physio if you have recently had surgery, fractures, strains and sprains, or some other medical procedure. Physiotherapists can also refer for selected X-Rays if required. Physiotherapy is covered by Medicare (in some instances), Workcover and third party insurers and private health funds depending on your level of cover.
Myotherapy treatment might predominantly include massage, dry needling and some mobilisations and corrective exercises. An example of where Myotherapy might be appropriate is if you have woken up with a sore neck, have pain from using the computer for long periods, or have niggly back pain after gardening or lifting. Myotherapists are also able to refer to other health professionals where required to obtain a diagnosis. Many private health funds do provide rebates for myotherapy.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office.