What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is the assessment and treatment of pain and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. Reawaken Myotherapists are highly trained in human movement, exercise prescription and therapy , as well as soft tissue therapy.
Who can see a Myotherapist?
Anyone with muscles, joints and a nervous system can see a Myotherapist!
When should I see a Myotherapist?
Generally people in some sort of muscular pain will see a Myotherapist, however Myotherapists can treat or aid in the management of many other conditions. These can include:
- joint issues such as arthritis and disc issues
- nervous system issues such as sciatica and carpal tunnel
- tendon issues such as tennis elbow and tendinopathy
- multi faceted issues such as headache and lower back pain
- chronic pain disorders such as fibromyalgia and central sensitisation
- acute injuries such as sprains or stains
They can also assist in sports performance and injury prevention by identifying and correcting faulty or inefficient movement patterns.
Should I wait until I am in pain to see a Myotherapist?
Prevention is better than cure, so it is better to be able to effectively manage conditions such as postural strains and work related overuse injuries before they become painful and start having negative effects on your sleep and leisure activities, or result in a more serious injury.
Can I claim Myotherapy on my Private Health Insurance?
Yes. Myotherapy is recognised by most providers, however the amount of coverage will depend on your individual policy. At Reawaken Myotherapy you can claim on the spot through HICAPS.
Do you have EFTPOS or credit card facilities?
Yes. We are setup for fast easy payments!
Are same day appointments available?
Limited same day appointments are available, however they can be hard to get as appointments fill fast. To check if a same day appointment is available please call 0448109990.
What should I expect form an initial appointment?
Find out more about initial appointments here.
What should I expect for a follow up appointment?
Find out more about follow up appointments here.
What techniques do Myotherapists use?
Find out more about what techniques a Reawaken Myotherapist may use here.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is described in detail here
Does Dry Needling hurt and is it safe?
It is perfectly normal to feel apprehensive about being treated with an invasive technique such as dry needles. Most people have a mild fear of needles, however most people have only experienced needling through a doctor or hospital where they used thick hollow needles designed to inject medicine or drain fluids. Dry needles are thin (0.25-0.30mm) and in most cases the patient will only feel a small pinching sensation as the needle is inserted. In general there is very little risk associated with this technique provided it is preformed by an adequately trained professional. At Reawaken we are highly trained and experienced in Dry Needling, preferring to use conservative approaches and working within our clients comfort zone to ensure good clinical outcomes.
What is the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?
Dry Needling is actually a form of Acupuncture! However they do differ therapeutically in what they are trying to achieve. Acupuncture generally follows Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and aims to promote whole body wellness by effecting a persons energy or Qi (Chi). Dry Needling on the other hand is concerned with deactivating painful and tight muscles and changing the way the brain perceives pain from these tissues.