Myotherapy is a manual therapy used to diagnose, treat and manage acute and chronic pain relating to dysfunction of muscles and connective tissue. It is based predominantly on the research in the area of trigger point therapy, pioneered by Dr Janet Travell and Dr David Simons.
A Myotherapist may also incorporate several other modalities at their disposal such as massage, myofascial dry needling, myofascial or neurological stretching, rehab exercise and nutritional advice.
Myotherapists are skilled in the treatment of sports injuries, chronic pain and generalised muscle tension.
If you would like to learn more about how Myotherapy can help you, please call 9583 5248 or via email email@example.com
Does it hurt?
A healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of this needle. However if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject will feel a sensation like a muscle cramp -'the twitch response'. The patient also may feel a reproduction of "their" pain which is a helpful diagnostic indicator for the practitioner attempting to diagnose the cause of the patient's symptoms.
Patients soon learn to recognise and even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, reducing pain and restoring normal length function to the involved muscle.
Sandringham Sports Medicine uses Dry Needling effectively and extensively within the Clinic for the treatment of Myofascial Pain & Dysfunction. This can be used for both the athletic and chronic pain population.
If you would like to discuss how Dry Needling may benefit your condition make enquiries to a SSP Physiotherapist on 9583 5248 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org