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Myotherapy is one of the multi-skilled physical therapies within the Allied Health Profession.
Myotherapists assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapy is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structure (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body.
If you have pain or dysfunction that may be caused by muscles or fascia you should make an appointment.
If the Myotherapist is a member of the Institute of Registered Myotherapists (IRMA), you know they are qualified and bound by a Code of Ethics and IRMA rules. You may be able to claim Health Fund rebates if you are eligible.
Pain or symptoms caused by muscle (myo) or cascia is described as myofascial. Myofascial pain is usually not specific and is often described by the patient as a 'deep ache', 'tightness'or 'tenderness'in an area. It can vary in intensite and radiate to other areas. Other symptoms can include reduced range of motion of muscles and joints, stiffness, fatigue, weakness, numbness or a tingling sensation. There are many other symptoms depending on the condition and patients can have one or many symptoms.
NO! Most Myotherapists will see patients without a referral from a doctor. Many doctors and other health professionals will refer patients to a Myotherapist for specialised treatment. If your Myotherapist decides there is a need for further assessment or specialised treatment they will refer you to the appropriate medical or health professional.
Myotherapist's treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. The cause of pain and symptoms is a myofacial in many conditions. It may originate from abnormal muscle contraction ('tightness') or trigger points ('knots') in muscle or fascia.
Trigger points are tender, irritable areas which can refer pain and other symptoms to areas close to or often distant to the trigger point. They can be causes by many factors e.g poor posture, overuse of muscles, stress, incorrect lifting and lack of sleep.
Some examples of conditions commonly treated by Myotherapist's, but not limited :
Clinical assessment is reliant on history-taking, examination routines of particular joins or regions, assisted by highly developed tactile, palpatory skills and a through understanding of joint and muscular assessment procedures. These skills distinguish Myotherapy from other physical therapies. Assessment of potential causes of dysfunction is also important.
Accurate assessment of soft tissue is dysfunction is usually possible with the adequate knowledge of anatomy and the understanding of associated pathological processes likely to occur with soft tissue dysfunction.
Myotherapist's employ various soft tissue manipulation techniques, together with other modalities such as passive/active muscle stretching, ischaemic compression, electro-mechanical stimulation, heat therapy, cryotherapy, dry needling, corrective exercises and trigger point therapy.
Telehealth in our New Environment.
In response to the new and evolving working and living environment our of communities, Injuries West has taken the step to introduce and offer Telehealth services.
We view Telehealth as a great service which supports us as Therapist's to manage our patient's rehabilitation when they are unable to see us in person.
Telehealth can be used on a smart phone, tablet / laptop or desktop computer with a camera attached. Having a good internet connection is important, ensuring your connection is reliable as this will ensure your consultation runs smoothly.
Once your appointment is booked you will receive an email with details about how the consultation works. Immediately prior to your appointment you will receive an email with a link to Physitrack (PhysiAPP) where we will have our consultation.
We ask that you go online 10 minutes prior to your appointment and click on the link to join our conversation, would be much appreciated.
If you are using a mobile device it would be useful to download the PhyisAPP (available free from your app store).
If using a computer, please ensure you have a camera and microphone so we can chat.
Should our Telehealth consultation not work, Leanne will call and continue the consultation via phone.
If this is your first appointment with Leanne she will contact you via phone if Injuries West is the first point of call for you.
Unfortunately at this point in time, Private Health Insurers do not cover Telehealth Consultations with us. This is something Allied Health bodies along with our Industry Associations are currently working on with Health Insurers to access this.
If you have further questions on Telehealth or need assistance / discuss your current consultation needs please email our Clinic Director Leanne Taylor-Leckie - firstname.lastname@example.org.