What is Myotherapy and Musculoskeletal Therapy?
Ultimately, around 2018 Myotherapy became new name for Musculoskeletal Therapy. Which is great as is much easier to say out-loud.
They are a specialised form of hands-on therapy that uses testing and assessment to determine the impact that nerves, joints, connective tissue, muscles and organs have on pain and dysfunction. Myotherapists work with holistic, long-term goals in mind using sports injury management, nutrition and exercise therapy to prevent re-occurrence.
We use a lot of techniques similar to Remedial Massage to treat connective tissue issues, however can also incorporate various techniques to improve nerve mobilisation; manipulation or mobilisation of joints (we don’t crack backs or necks); visceral mobilisation for digestive problems or after abdominal surgery; and individualised take-home exercises to concrete the benefits gained from the treatment sessions.
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Dan started treating in 2005 doing Remedial Massage with the Brisbane Lions and in mobile clinics around Brisbane. He upskilled to Musculoskeletal Therapist in 2016 before working as the Principle Therapist at a Low-Level Laser Clinic in Brisbane and then the Jack Willows team in 2019.
Generally I will give you take home exercises or movement drills to do at home to reinforce the treatment. In some cases I would advise hot or cold showering/bathing, hydrotherapy, nutrient and suppliment advice, low amplitude ballistic stretching or TERT-stretching for long term improvements in mobility.
What conditions can be treated?
- Any form of short or long term pain
- Back and neck pain
- Hip and leg pain
- Shoulder and arm pain
- Reduced Flexabilty
- New or old sporting injuries
- Joint and ligament sprains, muscle strains
- Post surgery scar tissue
- Heachache, Migraine, Face Pain
- Inflammatory conditions: IBS, leaky gut, arthritis
- Reduced memory, cognition, neuroplasticity
What are the benefits of Myotherapy and Musculoskeletal Therapy?
Musculoskeletal and Myotherapist we are passionate about improving how the body moves and functions. Our advanced training into pain and mechanical dysfunction and anatomy gives us an advantage when treating.
My passion for the body drives me to give the very best results for my clients!