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What Is Myotherapy

Myotherapy is the physical treatment of the soft tissue structures of the body, providing preventative, corrective and rehabilitative care.

The aim of Myotherapy is to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the bodies soft tissue structures (i.e. muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia). These structures can all be affected by everyday exercise, poor posture, pain, biomechanics, medical and structural conditions, occupation, fatigue, stress, injury and overtraining.

How is Myotherapy & Massage Different

Myotherapy is a distinct profession from massage, stemming from different education and professional development.

Myotherapy uses massage within treatments, in the same way physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors use massage, however myotherapists also call upon a number of other treatment techiniques including dry needling, cupping and exercise prescription.

In common with other allied health professions, myotherapy requires seperate qualifications, specifically the BHSc (Clinical Myotherapy), BHSc (Myotherapy) and AdvDip (Myotherapy). These qualifications allow practitioners to undertake evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.

For individuals with private health, myotherapy is also claimable under certain policies.

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