Gary, Myotherapist at Torquay Sports Medicine Centre, answers frequently asked questions about Myotherapy. 

 

What is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is a hands-on treatment focussed on muscle and fascia.

What is the difference between myotherapy and remedial massage therapy?

Myotherapy treat the cause, Remedial massage treat the symptoms. 

What is a trigger point?

A trigger point is an irritable spot in the muscle. They get into a muscle when the muscle is injured or damaged.

How do trigger points affect your body?

Long term results of trigger point involvement are shortened muscles, which in time pull on neighbouring muscles and cause large areas of involvement. Shortened muscles can affect the body, not only in the form of pain, but also, fatigue, limited range of motion, pinched nerves, decreased circulation, and many other discomforts.

What does Dry Needling do?

Dry Needling is a technique based on Western Physiological/Anatomical and Neurophysiological principles. The technique is used to target trigger-points in tight areas of muscles to relieve pain associated with injuries. The therapists may jiggle the needle up and down to disturb the neurological loop, the loop that keeps the muscle in a contracted state of pain. This results in an alleviation of the pressure in the muscle.

 

If want to know more about Myotherapy or if the treatment can help you, please feel free to email Gary at gary@torquaysmc.com.au.  If you would like to make an appointment you can book online. or call us on 03 5264 6098.