Myotherapy Treatment Techniques
We are highly trained in hands-on myotherapy techniques, plus many other treatment techniques. We spend a lot of time doing the hands-on hard work loosening up the muscle spasms, which are often disregarded by many therapists, usually because it’s hard work for them. If you are looking for a treatment that really works, then don’t wait and come see our talented team.
A few of the many treatments we might incorporate include:
A biomechanical assessment looks at areas of asymmetry and how the body compensates for this elsewhere (postural analysis). It is this compensation which puts pressure on other parts of the body and may cause injury and permanent damage.
Muscle strength testing is used to evaluate weakness and can be effective in differentiating true weakness from imbalance or poor endurance. It’s an important component of the physical exam that can reveal information about neurologic deficits.
Myofascial Release is a very effective and safe hands-on technique. We may apply continued pressure to a body part or region whilst passively or actively moving the body in a direction away from the applied pressure thus stretching out the fascia. It is a highly effective technique for increasing flexibility and mobility within joint structures and aids in relaxing muscle tension.
With deep tissue massage, we aim to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue. This aggressive technique releases chronic patterns of tension in the body and chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries.
Trigger Point Therapy
The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles by applying direct pressure to specified points on tender muscle tissue and thus alleviating pain and reduce muscle tension. By applying prolonged pressure it causes ischaemic compression, where a blockage of blood in an area of the body is deliberately made so that a resurgence of local blood flow will occur upon release.
Dry needling is amazing and many practitioners, including physio’s and chiro’s, now have adopted this modality due to its efficaciousness in decreasing trigger points and muscle spasm. Dry Needling helps with reducing local muscular pain and improving function through the restoration of a muscle’s ability to lengthen and shorten normally by releasing myofascial trigger points. It is relatively gentle and not painful. The needle will gently be put into the skin and guided into the tight muscle or muscle spasm. Your therapist may leave the needle for a few minutes or may need to move the needle gently around to hit the spasm and contracted muscle fibres as to create a small wound to allow blood to move into this area so it can begin healing. You could say it facilitates the body’s immune system to self-heal.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Cupping helps with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Strapping & Taping
We utilise strapping and taping techniques to prevent, stabilise or support injuries. We recommend athletes and local club players to pass by for their pre-training and pre-game strapping. Contact us to design your optimal taping needs.
Guided Stretching and Exercises
You might need to do some homework! We are experienced in prescribing exercises and the most appropriate “exercise dose” depending on your rehabilitation status. We will show you how to incorporate essential components of stretching and exercise to provide you with the best result.
At A1Myotherapy we have an extra level of knowledge to assist injury recovery, prevent injury and improve performance for athletes. If you have injured yourself through sport we will assess the injury, treat the injury and provide advice such as strengthening exercises to give you a more speedy recovery so you can return to your sport or activity with confidence.Book Appointment