Myotherapy relaxes tight muscles, improves healing and reduces pain. This involves the use of manual techniques, traditional and deep tissue massage, trigger point release, cupping and dry needling to release the muscle tension and trigger points associated with aches and pains.

Myotherapists must complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree at university, so you can feel confident you’re in the best hands. At Backfocus we will accurately assess your problem and apply the most suitable techniques to release the muscle that is causing you pain or discomfort.

Which Backfocus clinics provide myotherapy?

Myotherapy is offered at 3 Backfocus locations which include: Melbourne CBDNew Gisborne and Woodend clinics.


How can myotherapy help me?

Tight muscles will eventually cause you pain – the fact they are tight means they are likely to be overloaded. This leads to microtrauma, the release of pain mediating chemicals and the formation of painful trigger points and bands in the muscle. Myotherapy techniques improve blood flow to the local muscle, and this allows for three major things to happen:

  • Relaxation of the tight muscle – the tight muscle fibres let go and soften. This rebalances the muscle and reduces the overload.
  • Improved healing – better blood flow allows more nutrients to be brought to the muscle and those pain-causing chemicals can be moved away. This leads to better healing of the tissue and less pain.
  • Blockage of pain signals – the therapies used to interrupt pain signals to your brain and quieten your pain-sensitised neural system. The nerves become less active and your pain is reduced

Can my condition be treated with myotherapy?

Myotherapy can provide a solution for a variety of muscle problems, correcting faulty mechanics, underlying sporting and spinal injuries and general improvement for flexibility, posture and function of the muscle.

Conditions Myotherapy can help with:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic muscle tension

The benefits of dry needling

Dry needling is extremely beneficial as an adjunct to Myotherapy techniques. Dry needling is effective in relaxing tight, knotted and painful muscles. A very fine needle is placed into the trigger point or knot in the muscle. This causes immediate softening of the knots in the muscle and relaxes tense and painful muscles, local blood flow is improved so healing is sped up.

Can my myotherapy session be claimed on private health insurance?

Myotherapy sessions may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover, please check with your private health insurance provider.


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