Ballarat Sports Exercise Rehabilitation Centre
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Myotherapy

Myotherapy is a specialised manual therapy with a scope of practice aimed at treating and managing the soft tissues of the body. These soft tissues include muscular and connective tissues and their intra and interactions with body systems. A Myotherapist is a health practitioner who specialises in assessing, treating and preventing specific body dysfunctions and various musculoskeletal pathologies. Myotherapists use their underpinning knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics and pathology to understand the relationships between the myofascia (muscles and related connective tissues), but also how the muscles and connective tissues relate to other systems of the body. Treatment may involve various modalities that enhance the restoration and recovery from these conditions via treatment of soft tissues i.e. muscle, fascia, tendons, and ligaments and associated structures. Myotherapists use clinical examination skills to locate the sources of the presenting symptoms and identify dysfunctions. They also use high level communication, clinical reasoning, problem solving and planning skills to design and implement treatment and management programs. Where symptoms or dysfunctions exist, treatment aims to normalise function. Additionally, where no symptoms exist, management aims to optimise function, posture and movement. Normalising includes the relief of pain and the return of normal sensation, posture and movement.