Musculoskeletal Therapy

With Lorelle Thrupp

A treatment involves an extensive physical evaluation and testing with an integrated approach to the treatment of the muscles, joints, tendons and nerves. Muscle activation techniques, Stretching, Nerve decompression, Neural stretching, Alignment of bony displacements, Functional improvements are just some of the approaches used during your treatment for musculoskeletal pain relief.

Massage techniques focusing on postural re-balancing and soft tissue techniques are the underpinning practice to alleviate stressed, injured or overused muscle, joint and tendons. 

In some cases cupping, dry needling and exercise prescription may be provided to do at home, this is to help with the healing process and maintain the effects of treatment. 

Complex medical conditions often co-exist therefore having a skilled therapist is key to your individual health and wellness. 

World Health Organisation (WHO) claim that Musculoskeletal conditions account for the greatest proportion of lost productivity in the workplace.

What is MST (Musculoskeletal Therapy)?

Also known as Myotherapy.
MST fills the niche between remedial massage and physiotherapy, and works alongside chiropractic and osteopathic treatments in preventative, corrective or rehabilitative care.

MST is a Bachelor Degree qualification in the Health Sciences.
If you are experiencing musculoskeletal pain, you have an existing injury or have an underlying complex medical condition.

MST is a great place to start!

 

Benefits

Confidence in your personalised treatment plan.
Engaging participation.
Hands on Musculoskeletal approach.
Having a skilled therapist is key for your individual health and wellness.

Your Therapist

Lorelle delivers her extensive knowledge and practical skill in soft tissue techniques to alleviate tight, stressed, injured or overused muscles, joints and tendons.

After Care

It is completely normal to feel tender after your MST session.
This tenderness may last up to 3 days.
Epsom salt baths, heat packs and any take home self care advice may also assist with your overall recovery.

What conditions can be treated?

The following list gives examples of the types of conditions treated with MST:

  • Sporting & occupational injuries
  • Stiffness & pain associated with poor posture
  • Associated joint & vertebral dysfunction & pain
  • Acute & chronic conditions affecting function & mobility
  • Pain & dysfunction associated with stress & tension
  • Acute or chronic stiff and painful neck / Wry neck
  • Hand & finger numbness / tingling
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis / Psoriatic arthritis
  • EDS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome)
  • Scoliosis
  • CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Stress Management
  • Bursitis and associated joint health
  • Chronic overuse syndromes – tendonitis, RSI, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel
  • Acute & chronic back pain / ‘sciatica’
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Knee, leg & foot pain, shin splints, ankle sprains
  • Shoulder pain, Rotator Cuff Injury, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)
  • Postural and Occupational Correction as well as any
  • Musculoskeletal Pain or Dysfunction.

What are the benefits of Musculoskeletal Therapy?

Pain management strategies
Improved outcomes in rehabilitation
Posture correction for improved biomechanics
Optimisation of movement and function
Injury prevention and education
Stretch and Strengthening exercises
Provides safe, effective drug free approaches to health and wellness

Your Therapist

About Lorelle

Lorelle has a caring nature with an 8 year background in Nursing.

She completed her initial physical therapy course in 2005. This drove her to want to know more about the human body. Not only how and why the body works the way it does, but what goes on when things do not work so well.

Lorelle then further qualified with a Bachelor Degree in Health Science Musculoskeletal Therapy in 2009.

During this time Lorelle developed, managed and operated a successful home based business with a full time case load of clients on Brisbane’s Northside.

Lorelle has had a long term goal and vision to open a health & wellness centre. A multi-faceted clinic where practitioners of various modalities integrate and provide exceptional full spectrum health care.

Jack Willows Health & Wellness Centre was came to fruition in 2014.

My Approach

20 years experience in providing health care.

A MST treatment is predominantly postural rehabilitation using soft tissue techniques, massage and an extensive knowledge of body systems and function.

Lorelle utilises advanced skill in treating a huge range of conditions that cause pain, inflammation, nerve impingement and injury involving Joint, Tendon, Ligament, Muscle & Bony Problems.

Lorelle is very hands on with soft tissue, therefore all this is wrapped into a thorough massage treatment!

Lorelle has found that thoroughly working with your muscles and their attachment sites in relation to your posture and skeletal system improves positive outcomes tenfold.

My Process

A consultation begins with taking a full health history from you. Lorelle will then engage with you regarding your condition and look through any specialist reports that you may have provided. She will perform special testings relevant to your presentation. Lorelle will then discuss the rationale behind the treatment techniques / procedures and gain your full consent for the treatment to be provided.

The treatment will be performed to your comfort level. Some areas may be more sensitive than others and together we work through them. 

Subsequent visits are continually assessed and reviewed. This is to see if the desired treatment aims have occured and whether the treatment plan needs to be altered or continued.

Unique Framework

Lorelle’s aim is to not keep you coming back unecessarily or for long periods of time. She takes the time to educate you on your condition, giving you all the tools to self treat and prevent further issues.

Lorelle knows that life can be busy and that it can be quite costly to keep up with health care. This is where she endeavours to provide quality care and enable you to do all you can to improve your condition, safely and naturally. Lorelle believes this is why she has been successful in business, that is she facilitates the recovery, gets you on the way and educates you to maintain. People keep coming due to word of mouth, or that something new has popped up, or for that feeling you get on the table by being with a good friend who has your absolute best interest at heart.

 But What About After?

How to Maintain Your Results

Drink Plenty of Water

Water is key.
Every single message that your brain sends requires water.
Every single cell in your body requires water for it to function.
Every bit of waste product your muscles create requires water to flush.
Every injury requires water to heal.
Every bodily function you perform, requires water.

When a physical therapist intervenes by applying muscle release, stretching, exercise or physical therapy in any form to your body, you require water to assist the healing process. The water helps take released muscle contents away (commonly called toxins – cell debris, wastes), and water assists in keeping fresh oxygenated blood flow nourishing the treated area.

Stay Active

Gentle exercise such as walking after a MST treatment is fine. This keeps the blood flowing nicely while circulating the oxygen and nutrients to the revived tissues. 

In the meantime, try and keep as active as possible to your level of fitness. If you happen to be recovering from injury, be sure to follow the instructions given by your MST practitioner.

We are made to move. That old saying “if you don’t use it, you lose it” is so very true! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

Should i have a 30 min session or a 1 hour session?

Short answer: This is totally your decision.
For your initial treatment however, it is recommended to book for the full hour. Reason is that by the time you fill out your health history form, discuss your symptoms with your MST practitioner. Have the relevant testings performed it does not leave too much time for the physical therapy to effectively relieve your complaint.
Sometimes it may actually stir up your symptoms when not given the appropriate time to allow the muscles to respond to treatment.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing.
It depends on what you are coming to see the MST practitioner for. If for example you are seeking treatment for neck issues then you will only be asked to remove your shirt and for women you can place your arms out of the straps of the bra. Then you will be comfortably draped with towels.
If you are seeking treatment for the lower body you will be asked to disrobe to underwear and appropriate use of towels will be used to keep you covered.  Only the treated part of the body will be exposed. 
Dignity is something Lorelle respects and values. 

It is normal practice to disrobe to your underwear.
At no time will you be asked to remove your briefs.

Whats the Male Vs Female client ratio for MST?

Honestly, it is sitting 50/50!

I have a Chronic injury. How long will I be in treatment for?

Each injury is different and has many variables that will effect the healing process.  The symptoms you experience will be totally different than someone else even though you may have the same injury. So it is very difficult to give a specific timeline without consultation.  

An ideal approach is as follows:
1. Initial visit
2. 2nd visit in 1 week (try not to leave it longer than 2 weeks as the body tends to go back to the way it was (proprioception)).
Each follow-up appointment is then re-assessed and the treatment plan altered if needed. An aim is to get more and more time between appointments so that your body is holding the new posture with a combination of stretch/strengthening exercises. 

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