Do you know the difference between Clinical Myotherapy and Myotherapy?

February 10, 2015













What is Clinical Myotherapy?

Clinical Myotherapy is a branch of manual therapy, similar to Physiotherapy or Osteopathy, that focuses on the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain and injury. 

That includes pain arising from:

  • Muscles

  • Tendons

  • Joints

  • Nerves, and

  • Ligaments


Clinical Myotherapists have completed a 4-year Bachelor of Health Science degree and 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.


A Clinical Myotherapist can successfully treat a broad range of ailments, including:

•   Back pain

•   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 your Clinical Myotherapist. Once your complaint has been resolved you can choose to have treatment directed at eliminating tight muscles and stiff joints to prevent injury and keep you feeling and performing 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 2yr diploma of massage/remedial massage. Clinical myotherapists have completed a 4yr bachelor of health science and assess and treat 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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