Myotherapy

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Myotherapy is a form of manual medicine focusing on the treatment of musculo-skeletal pain and associated conditions.  It is defined as “the comprehensive assessment, treatment and management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders and conditions caused by improper biomechanical functioning.”

Myotherapists take into account all aspects of health and wellness of the client to include not only the physical, but psychological and occupational aspects of the individual.  It incorporates not only trigger point therapy, but also massage, stretching, dry needling and cupping.  Advice may be given at the appointment regarding exercises, stretching, or other lifestyle factors that may assist your recovery.

Some effects of myotherapy treatment may include:

  • Reduced muscular pain and tightness
  • Deactivation of myofascial trigger points
  • Alleviation of emotional stress and psychological impacts of pain and dysfunction
  • Increased range of movement
  • Increased lymphatic drainage
  • Elevated metabolic rate
  • Improved blood supply