Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy which focuses on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated pathologies.‘Trigger points’ (also known as knots), are irritable points within muscle tissue that may cause pain in other parts of the body. Trigger points can arise when a muscle has been overworked or injured. Myotherapy incorporates trigger point therapy and a wide range of soft tissue massage including: muscle energy technique and dry needling. Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The results and benefits of trigger point massage include the releasing of constricted areas within the muscles thus alleviating pain. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
Myotherapists use a variety of modalities during treatment which include: massage, trigger point and soft tissue manipulation, stretching, dry needling, cupping, exercise prescription, postural advice, heat and cold therapy and TENS therapy (use of light electrical current for muscle stimulation).