Remedial massage is much more than relaxation. It helps muscles and joints work to their full potential – repairing injury in the musculoskeletal system, reducing pain and stiffness and speeding up the body’s healing process.
What is remedial massage?
With our lifestyles more sedentary than ever, remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile and help repair damaged tissues.
Remedial massage therapists are trained to diagnose and treat muscular complaints using soft tissue massage techniques. Strengthening exercises may also be prescribed if needed.
Remedial massage can be used on its own effectively to manage and prevent joint pain or can be used alongside our physios to speed up recovery from injury.
What is remedial massage used to treat?
Remedial massage can be an effective treatment for:
· Neck, shoulder and back pain
· Preventing injuries
· Sports injuries
· Chronic pain
· Anxiety or depression
How does it work?
A remedial therapist uses hands-on techniques including deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage, myofascial release, muscle mobilisation, stretching and corrective exercises.
Using their knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, practitioners aim to restore the normal structure and function of your body to prevent injury from returning in the future. The pressure applied in this treatment can be deep or gentle, depending on the problem.
What are the benefits?
In cases of muscle tension or chronic pain, remedial massage can restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia).
Remedial massage can also:
· Improve circulation
· Promote better sleep
· Increase energy
· Increase mobility
Whether it be recovery from sports, or specific pain or injury, a practitioner will assess any problem areas and then tailor a treatment plan to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.
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Looking for immediate care? CSSM has remedial Therapy appointments available 7 days a week. Whilst individual practitioner availability does vary, in most instances we should be able to arrange an appointment with one of our practitioners for the same day, certainly within 24 hours. Please phone Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine on (03) 9889 1078 or alternatively you can Make an Appointment online.
Generally an initial Remedial Therapy appointment will be a 60 minute appointment. For follow up appointments a standard appointment is generally a 30 minute appointment. However extended appointments of 45 or 60 minutes are available for complex issues.
CSSM requires a minimum of 24 hours notice of an appointment cancellation or rescheduling in order for you to avoid a late cancellation fee of $55.00.
Remedial therapy is applied to the management of Soft tissue injury and dysfunction. After treatment you should have less pain and feel more mobile, flexible and comfortable in your movements. Relief can be dramatic and long lasting. Generally, your Therapist will expect to see positive results within 2-4 treatments for common symptoms. However, it must be emphasised that each individual is unique and it may take several visits before symptoms settle.
While GPs and specialists seeking the best care often refer their patients to see a Remedial therapist, referrals are not necessary. Remedial Therapy is a complementary form of treatment and works well when used in conjunction with medical treatment. For a Remedial Therapy consultation simply make an appointment with Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine directly by calling 9889 1078.
If you are new to CSSM, your initial consultation will take approximately 60 minutes, during which your therapist will:
• Take a thorough history to gain an understanding of your injury and circumstances that could have led to your condition.
• Examine your body and identify the type, source and cause of symptoms.Diagnose your condition and discuss this with you.
• Educate you about your condition and treatment options.
• Provide treatment using techniques such as soft tissue massage, dry needle therapy, and stretching.
• Discuss the proposed treatment plan which may involve follow up treatment.
Follow up sessions generally last for 30 minutes. Extended appointments of either 45 or 60 minutes duration are available upon request.
Remedial Therapy is covered under the extras cover of many Health Insurance plans. If you have private health insurance and wish to claim, it is recommended that you check with your fund to ensure that you are covered for Remedial therapy or Myotherapy. We want you to be able to achieve the maximum benefit from your health insurance so if you have any queries please check with our reception staff prior to your appointment. Camberwell Sports and Spinal Medicine is able to offer ‘on the spot’ rebates via HICAPS.
No, just like going to the dentist, Medicare does not cover Myotherapy treatment at this time.