What is a Myotherapist?
“Myo” is Greek for muscle hence a Myotherapist is a muscle specialist. Myotherapists are a multi-skilled therapists whose treatments focus on the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy in order to maintain and achieve the normal integrity of the muscles in the body.
How can a Myotherapist Help Me?
Myotherapy treatments focus on detecting and deactivating trigger points (or muscle knots), which may be referring and causing increased pain and or discomfort. Trigger points can result from trauma, falls, strains, sprains, disease, occupation, misuse or overuse of certain parts of the body. Even though trigger points may lie dormant for years, they can “fire” and cause the muscle to go into painful spasm in the presence of physical or emotional stress.
Repeated spasms can keep the muscle continually contracted and subsequently cause trigger points to develop. These not only generate ongoing pain, but also interfere with posture, balance, and muscle function. Myotherapists also detect and correct muscle imbalances through corrective exercises, stretches, myofacial dry needling and hands on soft tissue treatment.
Myotherapy is effective in treating such conditions as:
- Back Pain
- Arthritic Pain
- Migraines & Headaches
- Muscle Spasm & Cramps
- Neck & Shoulder Pain & Tightness
- Joint Pain
- Reduced Muscle Strength / Range of Motion
- Sports Injuries
- Tension from Stress
What to expect from our Myotherapy Boronia Team?
The consultation itself will usually involve a thorough assessment, where the therapist will ask questions relating to your goals, as well as assessing the movement of your joints and strength of certain muscles. Your therapist will provide you with information relating to your condition, as well as advice on appropriate exercises and stretches, hot and cold therapy, taping or activities to avoid. Your therapist may use a variety of hands on techniques with the aim to decrease pain and restore normal mobility. Whilst Myotherapy techniques can be powerful, they can also be quite gentle and all the way through the consult, the therapist will ensure you are comfortable.
Initial consultations are 45-60 minutes. A review consultation may be between 30-60 minutes depending on the complexity of your condition.
Meet our Myotherapy Boronia Team!
Natalie Miller – Myotherapist
Regan Gardiner – Myotherapist
BHSc Clinical Myotherapy
No Need For a Referral
A doctor’s referral is not necessary to see our Myotherapists.
Our Location – Myotherapist Near Me
Our Boronia clinic is located inside Knox Leisureworks on Tormore Road.
Boronia Wellness Centre
Knox Leisureworks Medical Suites
Tormore Road, Boronia 3155 VIC
Phone: +61 3 97629478
Directions to our Myotherapy Boronia Team
Our Boronia Wellness Centre is conveniently located inside Knox Leisureworks. With amazing car park availability, disabled access and a range of facilities including the gym, Clinical Pilates studio and hydrotherapy pool, Stay Tuned Sports Medicine is set up to provide a full healthcare service.
We are easily accessible via public transport if required with the Boronia train station just around the corner or make use of bus lines 737, 745 or 753.
On your arrival, let the YMCA reception staff know you are on your way to see your Stay Tuned practitioner and they’ll buzz you through. Try to resist the café as you head left towards our friendly reception.
Myotherapy Boronia Opening Hours
|Monday||7am – 9pm|
|Tuesday||7am – 9pm|
|Wednesday||7am – 9pm|
|Thursday||7am – 9pm|
|Friday||7am – 7pm|
|Saturday||8am – 2pm|
What Will it Cost?
Myotherapy services are generally rebatable under private health insurance. Our therapists are also covered for Workcover claims where prior approval has been sought, however there may be a GAP payment still to be made. Please discuss this with reception when booking.