Myotherapy Melbourne

Myotherapy involves the use of hands on manual techniques and massage to release muscle tension and trigger points associated with aches and pains. Myotherapists are highly skilled and apply advanced muscular release techniques which are combined with more traditional massage. Your Myotherapist must complete a four year Bachelors degree at university so you can feel very confident you are in the best hands – those of someone who can accurately assess your problem and apply the most suitable techniques to release those muscles.

Contact Backfocus today for information onour high quality Myotherapy clinic services in Melbourne.

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What does Myotherapy involve?

Backfocus Myotherapists work together with our physiotherapists to provide the best possible outcome for patients. Our Myotherapist will discuss your history and perform a physical assessment to diagnose your problem. Your treatment plan will include a range of techniques including:

  • Traditional soft tissue massage
  • Deep tissue massage and release
  • Trigger point release with dry needling or acupressure
  • Hold- relax technique
  • Cupping
  • Corrective exercise

Dry needling is extremely beneficial

Dry needling is like acupuncture and is extremely 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.

Dry needling is extremely beneficial as an adjunct to Myotherapy and Physiotherapy treatment techniques. Our skilled physiotherapists and myotherapists can identify where the knots in the muscles are and use dry needling to compliment other manual treatment to speed up your recovery.

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How can Myotherapy help me?

Myotherapy relaxes tight muscles, improves healing and reduces pain.

Tight muscles will eventually cause you pain – the fact they are tight means they are likely to be over loaded. This leads to micro trauma, 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 three major things which lead to reduced pain.

  1. Relaxation of the tight muscle – the tight muscle fibres let go and soften. This rebalances the muscle and reduces the overload.
  2. 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.
  3. Blockage of pain signals – the therapies used interrupt pain signals to your brain and quiet down your pain sensitized neural system. The nerves become less active and your pain is reduced

What you will notice

Myotherapy will reduce tension in the muscle resulting in:

  • Improved function of the muscles – easier movement
  • Improved posture and flexibility

Myotherapy will also help to correct faulty mechanics that underlie recurring sporting and spinal injuries leading to:

  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Reduced injury recurrence
  • Improved ability to perform work, sporting and social activities
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Who will benefit from Myotherapy?

People with a very wide variety of muscle problems will benefit from Myotherapy.. Some of the many conditions that Myotherapy has shown great benefit for include:

  • Back and Neck pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic muscle tension
  • Chronic Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Pre and post-pregnancy pain

Myotherapy is rebateable through your private health insurance. Our therapists are also registered with Workcover.

Some of Our Services


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Physiotherapy aims to remove muscular, joint and nerve symptoms and restore normal function and mobility.

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Myotherapy uses massage to releases muscle tension and trigger points associated with aches and pains.

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Clinical Exercise Sessions

Clinical Exercise Sessions are valuable for the recovery of core stability and strength in people with recurring or chronic pain.

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Workplace Programs

Customised programs and services designed to help recruit and maintain a physically healthy workforce.

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Rehabilitation Programs

Rehabilitation programs individually prescribed for people with acute, recurring or chronic pain & injuries.

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Sports Programs

Effective sports injury management requires careful diagnosis, specialist treatment & detailed exercise programs.

About Backfocus Physiotherapy

Backfocus Physiotherapy offers the highest quality physiotherapy and allied services in Melbourne and wider Victoria. Our motivated, highly skilled and friendly therapists work closely with you to help achieve your lifestyle goals.

Backfocus Physiotherapy has physiotherapy clinics in Melbourne CBD, Diamond Creek, Epping, Hurstbridge, Kyneton, New Gisborne, Spotswood, Sunbury and Woodend in Victoria.

Find out more

Call 1300 366 284.