MYOTHERAPY vs REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPY

We are often asked about the difference between Myotherapy and Remedial Massage.  Both modalities fall under the Soft Tissue Therapy banner and are both hands-on forms of physical therapy used to treat and prevent soft tissue pain and restricted muscle and joint movement which is caused by tightness in the muscles or myofascial dysfunction.  Soft Tissue Therapists play a role in manual medicine as a single modality or in use in conjunction with treatment by both medical and other allied health practitioners, such as Podiatrists.

Myotherapists & Remedial Massage Therapists assess muscle and soft tissue dysfunction with physical assessment and hands-on palpation and treat dysfunction with soft tissue techniques such as trigger point therapy, muscle tension technique and other soft tissue techniques, as well as using kinesiology taping and stretches and strengthening exercises.

Myotherapists have an additional qualification and have, therefore, done extra study.  They are qualified to implement the myofascial dry-needling technique as an additional treatment option, where necessary.

We are also often asked whether we do Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Pregnancy Massage at NSTT.  In response to this, we consider these forms of massage to be encompassed in the role of a Myotherapist or Remedial Massage Therapist and not modalities that sit separately and alone.  So rest assured that all of the soft tissue therapists at our clinic are experienced and qualified to perform "sports massage", "deep tissue massage" and "pregnancy massage".

Our team of Soft Tissue Therapists are passionate about keeping their athletes and patients active and pain-free.

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No referral required.

Treatments are covered by private health extras and rebates can be claimed on the spot.

Click here if you'd like to know what to expect at your initial Myotherapy or Remedial Massage consultation.