Myotherapy is the evidence based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. Literally meaning muscle therapy, Myotherapists are your muscle experts!
Although Myotherapy is effective in treating acute episodes and injuries, you don’t need to be in pain to visit a Myotherapist. Once symptoms have settled treatment may focus on restoring optimal activity (rehabilitation), reducing the likelihood of further injury and keeping you moving and performing at your best. Sports specific bio-mechanical assessments and performance programming can also be conducted at Reawaken Myotherapy with the aim of enhancing performance through exercise prescription and targeted physical therapy.
Some conditions a Myotherapist can treat are:
- Back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Neural pain and sensory disorders
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Sports injuries
- Rotator cuff problems
- Occupational injuries
- Achilles tendinopathy and other ankle injuries
- Jaw pain and clicking (TMJ dysfunction)
- Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations
- Tennis and Golfers elbow
- Foot pain/plantar fasciitis
Treat tired, aching and painful muscles with a treatment designed to reduce tension and muscle trigger points as well as free up fascial adhesions and increase range of motion.
Remedial massage treatments use deep tissue massage as the primary treatment technique, however will most likely use a combination of soft tissue techniques such myofascial cupping and myofascial release, muscle energy/PNF stretching, and trigger point release to enhance treatment outcomes and keep you moving well.
Some conditions a Remedial Massage Therapist can treat are:
Remedial massage, like sports massage can improve blood circulation and therefore help flush metabolic waste products (think toxins) from the muscles, which in turn reduces unwanted symptoms and promotes good musculoskeletal health.
A sports massage is a type of therapy geared towards active individuals, usually those who present with common strains resulting from strenuous exercises and movements. Sports massage assists in reducing the risk of injury, cools the body down after exertion and helps enhance the overall physical performance of an athlete by increasing overall motion and flexibility. Whether you are looking to keep an active lifestyle or reach your sporting potential, regular sports massage may be vital to your success.
This style of treatment can be incorporated into both Myotherapy and Remedial Massage appointments.
As part of your Myotherapy appointment, or as a stand alone appointment, taping may be used to enhance the effect of the treatment provided, or to help protect a joint from injury. Protective taping (rigid or corrective) and kinesiology taping can be used to:
- reduce the risk of injury, or further injury
- assist a treatment technique to have its maximum effect
- improve properoception and body awareness
- improve fluid circulation and aid healing
- reduce pain and desensitise an area
Postural & Movement Assessment
Following an initial appointment, these sessions aim to correct faulty posture movement patterns that predispose you to injury and pain. Education, mobility and strengthening drills are undertaken during sessions. Highlights of this service include:
- Photo analysis of standing posture
- Complete upper and lower body movement screen
- Online access to corrective programming/exercises
Exercise Prescription and Programming
The evidence behind movement and activity lead therapy continues to get stronger, with studies showing the link between our activity levels and our state of health, our perception of pain, and our continued mobility and vitality. Here at Reawaken our goal is to get you moving! We are experienced in prescribing and programming evidence backed exercise programs for conditions such as lower back pain, headache, and knee pain to name a few. Along with any required soft tissue work, your program will begin by setting the foundation for optimal movement and build from there to ensure you are performing at your best!
Corporate Services – Health, Wellbeing, and Fitness
It is well established that a healthy workforce is good for business. Employees that are healthy and happy are more productive, have fewer sick days, and stay in their workplaces longer. Unfortunately most jobs today involved prolonged static postures or repetitive movements that expose employees and management alike to issues such as muscle strains, joint stiffness, headache, excessive fatigue, and neural pain, all leading to a less happy and healthy, and therefore productive workforce.
Although it would be nice to avoid exposure to these situations altogether, sometimes it is not possible. This is where Myotherapy can help. By assessing and treating each individuals situation, long term health outcomes are improved and symptoms are managed in consultation with the client through evidence based treatment and education.
Reawaken Myotherapy offers mobile services (detailed below) making taking care of your employees easy, as we come to you!
Corporate Services – Seated Massage:
Seated massage is a great way to have a number of work related musculoskeletal issues assessed and treated on site in the convenience of your office or workplace. These services have been shown to boost staff morale, reduce stress, and most importantly can be used to treat aches and pains that are caused by repetitive postures and task preformed at work.
Appointments can be 10, 15, 20 or even 30 minutes long, depending on the individual. Minimum numbers do apply however and can be discussed when you enquire about our services.
One thing to note, although it is called massage, a skilled Reawaken therapist can preform other techniques and each treatment will be personalised to get the absolute best outcome for each individual.
Corporate Services – Group Exercise:
Exercise is fast becoming the leading ‘therapy’ in the medical and health industries. With a host of benefits ranging from decreased risk of disease to increased mood and immune function, it is no wonder researchers are saying that exercise is the front line treatment for conditions such as lower back pain, arthritis, as well as recommending it for mental health, cognitive, and social afflictions.
Reawaken offer a mobile group fitness service that caters for groups of all sizes and abilities. We pride out selves on delivering fun, challenging and dynamic exercise plans that can be tailored to each individual in the group. As well, we focus on setting each participant up for long term success by working with them at their pace and comfort level, and gradually increasing the demand as they adapt and want to challenge themselves.
Workplaces are required to have a suitable area to exercise (minimum of 4m2 per person) that is free from hazards and preferably out of the elements. All equipment and supplies are otherwise included. Enquire about pricing and availability here.
Corporate Services – Ergonomic Assessment
At Reawaken Myotherapy we use the latest photographic analysis software to record and analyse work station posture and set up. Using this software allows for accurate and precise seated lateral analysis of your workers to better evaluate work ergonomic environments. Once completed this gives companies and employers an in depth visual report allowing them to make informed decisions on individual work station setups.
Enquire today to find out how Reawaken can help you take care of your workforce.