Clinical myotherapy provides a holistic assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of muscular, neural and joint conditions. Myotherapy utilises a range of treatment techniques including joint mobilisation, dry needling, massage, cupping and at-home exercise programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is dependant on the issue and the treatment. Some may experience immediate pain relief. For others, regular treatments are necessary in order to treat or manage pain.
A level of discomfort is normal with deep massage, cupping or manipulation. Other treatments such as needling are surprisingly painless. Your myotherapist will always communicate with you to ensure that the level of discomfort you are feeling is normal or manageable and can adjust their treatments so that you are always comfortable.
Karen Fortunato has a Bachelor of Health Science (myotherapy).
Your myotherapist can help with a range of complaints from sports injuries and headaches to workplace injuries or pregnancy related symptoms. If you are experiencing any myofascial pain, usually described as a deep ache, tenderness or tightness, then a myotherapist can help you.
No. However myotherapists often work in conjunction with other health professionals in order to treat you. Please note that for Workcover claims, it is necessary to get a referral from your GP.
Many funds rebate for myotherapy treatments. You will need to check with your individual private health insurer to find out if you are able to claim your treatment.