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Clinical myotherapy is a 4 year bachelor degree and a branch of manual therapy, similar to physiotherapy or osteopathy, that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain and injury.


That includes pain arising from:

  • Muscles

  • Tendons

  • Joints

  • Nerves, and

  • Ligaments


Clinical myotherapists have extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical assessment and injury management. 


They are also highly trained in many hands-on skills,

Such as:

•   Joint mobilisation

•   Dry-needling

•   Myofascial release

•   Massage

•   Trigger point therapy

•   Prescriptive exercise


They can also advise you on ergonomics and posture specific to your work and daily lifestyle, to help reduce the chance of your symptoms returning.

Darcy has also done further study in the Lester Cox technique and Mckenzie method.


A Clinical myotherapist can successfully treat and manage a broad range of ailments, including:

•   Back pain

•.  Disc bulges

•   Neck and shoulder pain

•   Headaches

•   Sports injuries

•   Rotator cuff problems

•   Occupational injuries

•   Achilles injuries

•   Jaw pain and clicking

•   Chronic pain management

•   Tennis elbow

•   Joint restriction, and

•   General tension and discomfort.


You don’t need to be in pain to visit a clinical myotherapist. Once your injury or pain has been resolved, a maintenance plan can be discussed to help prevent 

reoccurring injury and allow you to feel and perform at your best.


Clinical myotherapy and myotherapy


Clinical myotherapy should not be confused with myotherapy/remedial massage. A common level of education for myotherapists is a diploma of massage/remedial massage (6 months-1.5 years). Clinical myotherapists have completed a 4yr bachelor of health science, which allows for skills to assess, diagnose and treat issues with nerves, muscles and joints. They may use massage as part of your treatment, just like a manual physiotherapist or osteopath does.

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