Myotherapy & Musculoskeletal Therapy

Pain Injury Rehabilitation

I want you to be the best you can be! 

I use the most up-to-date and evidence-based assessments to guide my hands-on treatments.

Whether you come to us with stiffness, restriction, pain or pins-and-needles, we will have a treatment course to help.

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.

Benefits

I love researching the obscure because I really hate not knowing, weird….i know.  This means I’m often digging through all sorts of research and books looking for new, or forgotten techniques or concepts that will help improve body health and function.

You benefit from my 1000’s of hours of passion reading!

 

Your Therapist

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.

After Care

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.

How I can Help

 

Deep Tissue Massage

Note: Deep Tissue Massage performed correctly shouldn’t hurt.

That taken care of, these techniques are very precise and used to target built up scar tissue (adhesions), deep muscles, organs and stuck nerves

Nerve Mobilisation

Our nerves are questionably the most important structures in our body. They make movement, help us feel, taste, see and rightfully our brain protects nerves from damage.

Techniques used here are specifically to de-compress or improve ‘stuck’ nerves.  A typical tell-tale sign of this is the ‘stretch’ or ‘burning’ feeling we get when we move to the extremes of our available movement.

Joint Health & Mobility

A happy joint is a lubricated joint, and to lubricate joints you need a full range of movement. 

Unfortunately technology has allowed to to be a lot more sedentary which causes our joints to become stiff, thick and restricted.

Treatments for joint care aim to restore a joints full motion and stretching the surrounding tissue to prevent re-occurance for as long as possible.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Used to treat some forms of epilepsy for decades, research has now re-focused on this nerves ability to:

  •  Reduce symptoms of Major Depression
  •  Reduce pain, migraine and headache
  •  Improve memory and cognition
  •  Reduce inflammation
  •  Reduce allergy sensitivity
  •  Increase heart rate variability and suppress heart flutters
  • Increasing brain neuroplasticity

Trigger Point Therapy

Thought to be micro-spasms within muscles, trigger points are a really good indicator of chronically over-stressed muscle. Usually they result from muscles doing movements  they aren’t very good at doing, or are in a bad mechanical position due to posture.  Short-term treatment of trigger points needs to be followed up with specific posture modification to prevent re-occurance.

 Cupping

No stationary cups and purple bruising here…We are more interested in gliding the cups over the skin. Not only does feel a lot more pleasant but it also:

  • Improves hydration and blood flow;
  • Improve your flexibility;
  • Break up old restrictive scar tissue
  • Improves collagen production (think stretchy, supple young skin) 

Dry Needling

Similar to acupuncture in its application but in theory Dry Needling is used to quickly and painlessly reduce trigger points and scar tissue. The needles used are extremily thin and most people are never even aware that it being performed.

Stimulated Dry Needling

Used in combination with dry needling, a small electric current is delivered to the muscle and nerves. This has many effects though its mainly used for:

  • Improved blood flow;
  • Significant reductions in pain;
  • Increase muscle activation & strength;
  • Improved nerve health;
  • Better spacial awareness and balance

Migraine and Headache

A detailed examination can find out the biggest cause of your migraine or headache. Typically, treatment will be focused on assessing abnormal head ,neck and shoulder movements; joint stiffness, and nerve compression or restriction.

A combination of all techniques usually gives the greatest success rates.

 

 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Typically used to manage swelling or oedema, although can be extremily useful for any acute injury or buildup of fluid in the body. Some common conditions where it is used:

  • Detoxification
  • Post injury to prevent scar tissue
  • Acne
  • Sinusitis
  • Pregnancy
  • Migraine and Headache

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! 

Your Therapist

About Dan

Dan started treating in 2005 doing Remedial Massage with the Brisbane Lions and in mobile clinics around Brisbane. He upskilled to Musculoskeletal Therapy in 2016 before working as the Principle Therapist at a Low-Level Laser Clinic in Brisbane before moving to the Jack Willows team in 2019.

When Dan isn’t working he is spending time with his wife and 2 young girls, gardening, renovating or making some weird fermented concontion.

My Approach

  • Have a complete understanding of your work or sport commitments
  • Gather as much information as possible about how and when the problem started
  • Get an accurate description of all your symptoms
  • Understand how yours symptoms are impacting your life

My Process

  • Find out the exact structure that is causing pain
  • Is there a precise location or is it over a large area
  • Does it come on all of a sudden or gradually
  • What makes it better or worse
  • What is the nature of the pain, is it at rest, with movement, at night or day
  • Are other areas of the body contributing to the pain or dysfunction
  • What are the movement patterns from the spine out
  • How severe or irritable it is
  • Is lifestyle or nutrition contributing
  • Are there more serious conditions we need to be worried about

Unique Framework

Using a top-down approach the whole body can be examined. As a therapist I notice even the finest details: how you walk & talk, pupil dilation, quality of hair & finger nails. Even the footwear you choose can have profound impacts on the body.

When treating an isolated area the whole body must be taken into consideration.

 But What About After?

How to Maintain Your Results

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