Ever wonder what a Myotherapist does?
Here are some of our most Frequently Asked Questions.
WHAT IS MYOTHERAPY?
Myotherapy focuses on providing a thorough assessment to formulate a holistic diagnosis and treatment plan for a wide range of muscular, neural and joint conditions. Conditions that may arise from any sporting, overuse or workplace injuries. It also treats acute and chronic conditions such as migraines or sciatica. Myotherapist also work closely with athletes to help improve performance and any pre/post surgery rehabilitation.
A Myotherapist will use a wide range of treatment techniques including soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilisation, dry needling, cupping and exercise prescription, all outlined in your individual management plan.
Myotherapists love to work together with other practitioners as a team with the united goal of executing effective and efficient management plans, providing short-term pain relief, on the path to achieving your long-term health and lifestyle goals.
DO YOU NEED A REFERRAL TO SEE A MYOTHERAPIST?
No, you don’t need a referral to see a Myotherapist.
WHAT DO MYOTHERAPISTS TREAT?
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Back pain
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee pain
- Shin splints
- Sports injuries
- Muscle aches
- Pre and Post Surgery
- Muscle Rehabilitation and Performance
Is there a difference between Myotherapy and Remedial Massage?
The short answer is yes. Remedial Therapy will mostly involve a full body overall treatment, to help you feel better and maintain your body. Myotherapy will dive a little deeper, treating more specifically to the condition you are presenting with and the area of the body with complaint.
Can I claim on my Private Health or Medicare?
If you have the appropriate level of cover with your private health fund you will be able to claim with any Myotherapist that has a valid provider number. We recommend ringing your health fund to check prior to your appointment if you are unsure.
Unfortunately Myotherapy is not yet accepted by Medicare.
Can I claim Workcover or TAC with Myotherapy?
Only if the Myotherapist has a valid Workcover number for the state they are working in or state that the Workcover is being claimed in. We recommend calling ahead to check if the practitioner has a valid provider number as this is an individual preference and not an industry requirement.
Is Myotherapy treatment safe during Pregnancy?
Yes, please see our ‘Myotherapy Benefits for Pregnancy’ Blog for a more detailed answer.
Should I bring scans or images to my appointment?
If you have any relevant reports from diagnostic imaging being taken on the area of concern. Feel free to bring them along or forward them through prior to your appointment to assist in your assessment.