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Myotherapy comes from the Greek term ‘mys’, meaning muscle.
Myotherapists aim to treat or prevent soft tissue pain, particularly when muscle or myofascial dysfunction affects movement and mobility. Myofascia is the thin, fibrous sheets of tissue that surround and separate muscles.
Muscular dysfunction can be caused by trauma or overload of muscles from occupational, sporting or recreational activities.
Myotherapy involves a combination of hands-on techniques including muscle mobilisation and deep tissue massage as well as stretching, dry needle therapy and corrective exercises designed to treat injury, relieve pain, improve mobility and increase performance.
Trigger points within muscles are an example of muscle dysfunction that can cause deep aching pain, local tenderness, and referred pain, limiting strength and flexibility. Myotherapists can identify these trigger points and deactivate them using various soft tissue manipulation techniques.
Common conditions treated by Myotherapists include neck and back pain, elbow and wrist pain, headaches, migraines, sciatica, RSI, joint pain, numbness and tingling, carpal tunnel, knee, hip and ankle pain.
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Looking for immediate care? 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 Myotherapy 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.
Your initial consultation will take approximately 60 minutes, during which your Myotherapist 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.
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 Myotherapist 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.
Initial Consultation (50 – 60 min) $111.00
Standard Consultation (1 area of treatment 25-30 min) $73.00
Long Consultation (2 areas of treatment 40-45 min) $91.00
Extended Consultation (3 areas of treatment 50-60 min) $111.00
Fees quoted include GST
Myotherapy 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 the extent of your which modality you are covered with. 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.
While GPs and specialists seeking the best care often refer their patients to see a Myotherapist, referrals are not necessary. Myotherapy is a complementary form of treatment and works well when used in conjunction with medical treatment. For a Myotherapy consultation simply make an appointment with Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine directly by calling 9889 1078.