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Myotherapy is best defined as the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of muscle and joint related pain and dysfunction. Myotherapy has a strong hands-on focus which sets it apart, yet also allows it to work well in conjunction with other allied health practitioners.
Treatment with one of our Myotherapists is more than just a massage. Their underlying anatomical knowledge and diverse range of muscle manipulation techniques allows our myotherapists to tailor a treatment plan to suit your needs.
Whether you’ve just had an injury, are in the middle of recovery or even experiencing a niggle that just won’t go away, myotherapy is a viable management option. Given the range of techniques available to our myotherapists it isn’t all “no pain no gain,” as your practitioner can direct treatment to meet your circumstance and feedback.
While there is a hands-on focus with Myotherapy, a Myotherapist also has hands-off approaches to management, in the form of home exercise programs, postural and movement education and pain management strategies.
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) $114.00
Standard Consultation (1 area of treatment 25-30 min) $75.00
Long Consultation (2 areas of treatment 40-45 min) $93.00
Extended Consultation (3 areas of treatment 50-60 min) $114.00
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.