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:
Clinical Myotherapists have extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical assessment and injury management.
They are also highly trained in many hands-on skills,
• Joint mobilisation
• Myofascial release
• 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.
A Clinical Myotherapist can successfully treat and manage a broad range of ailments, including:
•. Disc bulges
• Neck and shoulder pain
• 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. The current level of education for myotherapists is a diploma of massage/remedial massage (1-2 years). Clinical myotherapists have completed a 4yr bachelor of health science and have the ability to assess 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.