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Massage therapy (including myotherapy) is the practice of kneading or manipulating a person’s muscles and other soft-tissue in order to improve their wellbeing or health. It is a form of manual therapy that includes holding, moving, and applying pressure to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
The term ‘massage therapy’ is used to describe a wide variety of techniques that vary in the manner in which touch, pressure and the intensity of the treatment is applied.
Types of Massage
Myotherapy is a branch of manual medicine focused on the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. It involves a physical evaluation and an integrated therapeutic approach to affected muscles, joints, nerves, and associated viscera (organs) and is used in the treatment of acute or chronic conditions and in preventative management.
Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy treatment for most common musculoskeletal conditions that result from improper posture, poor biomechanics and injury.]Myotherapy 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 to treat patients - this includes not only physical, but psychological and occupational aspects of the individual.
Myotherapists are trained manual therapy professionals in the field of myofascial pain and dysfunction (pain that arises from the muscles and surrounding connective tissue).
Myotherapists assess and treat the connective tissue (muscle, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules, tissue coverings) using mostly direct 'hands-on' techniques. Some Myotherapists are also trained in the use of TENS machines, lasers, ultrasound, rehabilitation aids, taping, dry needling and exercise prescription for rehabilitation.
Myotherapy plays a role in manual medicine as a single mode of treatment, or is used in conjunction with treatment provided by both medical and other allied-health practitioners such as physiotherapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy, and acupuncture/TCM.
Chinese Medicine has a long history dating back to thousands of years. It is a holistic form of treatment that considers all aspects of the body, both emotionally and physically. Each person is seen as an individual and the treatment, which often involves, but not limited to acupuncture, cupping and Chinese herbal medicine is specifically tailored to their needs. The treatment aims to treat the underlying cause of the disease and not just the presenting signs and symptoms.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points in the body to elicit the body’s self-healing mechanism. In Chinese Medicine theory, pain is often caused by a blockage in the body and acupuncture aims to help harmonise and restore these imbalances. From a western perspective acupuncture may release endorphins, pain-relieving chemicals
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal medicine is often prescribed after a consultation with the Chinese Medicine Practitioner which may involve pulse taking and observation of tongue. Conditions in which Chinese Herbal Medicine may be used include: constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, insomnia, menstrual disorders, infertility, anxiety, depression and allergies
Podiatry is a health service focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of medical conditions or injuries of the lower limb, ankle and foot. The Foot and Leg Pain Clinics is one of Australia’s leading musculoskeletal Podiatry companies. We take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, looking past the surface symptoms to identify key contributing factors, whilst ensuring we address individual lifestyle and environmental requirements. A key component of our assessment is the identification and modification of tissue stress patterns responsible for most injuries, and we provide solutions for common overuse syndromes of the lower limb and foot.
We keep up-to-date with the latest in medical research and treatment protocols, have expertise in foot & lower limb biomechanical assessment, functional gait analysis, prescription orthotic therapy, stretching and strengthening program prescription, as well as natural, regenerative injection therapies used to assist soft tissue injury involving joints, muscle, tendons and ligaments. We are equipped to undertake minor surgery, advise on proper footwear selection and prescribe diagnostic imaging to accurately determine the exact nature of musculoskeletal pathology. Whilst we do not provide routine foot care, we can provide solutions for reoccurring conditions such as corns and calluses. At the Foot and Leg Pain Clinics, we take great interest in ensuring all our patients achieve successful long-term outcomes and look forward to being of assistance to you as required.
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