What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a specialised manual therapy that is aimed at treating and managing the soft tissues of the body. These soft tissues include muscular and connective tissues and their interactions with body systems. A myotherapist uses their supporting knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics and pathology to understand the relationships between the myofascia (muscles and related connective tissues), and how the muscles and connective tissues relate to other systems of the body.
Myotherapists use their clinical examination skills to locate the sources of your symptoms to identify any dysfunctions. Where symptoms or dysfunctions exist treatment is aimed to normalise sensation and function. Where no symptoms exist, management of this area aims to optimise function, posture and movement resulting in the relief of pain and the return of normal sensation, posture and movement.
Myotherapy can be a first point of treatment with Myotherapist expert knowledge of the function and dysfunction of the body’s soft tissue. Myotherapist can also be valuable specialist team member within an interdependent multi-disciplinary team of health professionals.