My Poor Aching Muscles
Myotherapy or myofascial therapy is a term used to describe muscle (myo) or fascial pain. This pain is usually non specific and is soften described as tightness or a deep ache in a certain area or muscle group. Other symptoms can be described as a reduced range in joint mobility or range or motion as well as fatigue, weakness, numbness and a ‘pins and needles’ or tingling sensation. There are other symptoms that can be seen depending on the type of ailment that the patient has and usually there are one or more symptoms.
Myotherapy is a non invasion therapy that uses a combination of Soft tissue manipulation, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial dry needling, Myofascial release, Cupping, Thermal therapy / Cryotherapy, TENS machines, Postural assessment and correction, Corrective exercises (stretches, strength), Core stability exercises as well as Diet and nutritional advice.
Myotherapists access and physically treat muscle pain, injury and dysfunction and help to improve movement and mobility. Myotherapy can be used as a preventative treatment, to assist the body with stretches and exercise to try and reduce the risk of damage and pain. It can be used in the corrective sense where it assists with the release of myofascial pain and restriction due to incorrect posture etc, or Myotherapy is applied in the rehabilitative sense to help restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structure of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and muscle fascia.
Conditions that may be benefited by Myofascial therapy include;
Stiffness & pain associated with poor posture.
Spinal and vertebral pain which includes sciatica pain, scoliosis, etc.
Mobility conditions that restrict natural movement.
Headaches / migraines.
Acute and chronic stiff and painful neck.
Chronic overuse syndromes – tendonitis, RSI, , carpal tunnel.
Shoulder pain, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder.
Hand & finger numbness / tingling – thoracic outlet syndrome.
Knee, leg & foot pain – shin splints, patella tracking dysfunction, runners knee, ankle sprains.
Arthritis / Multiple Sclerosis.
Pregnancy – pre/post natal complaints.
Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibro myalgia.
Pain & dysfunction associated with stress & tension.
Rehabilitative stage of an injury or illness.
Sporting & occupational injuries.
By: Leanne Kemp
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Finally, i have something in common with tendulkar – a "tennis elbow". i had pain on my right elbow for some time, hence went to a doctor who diagnosed me of having a tennis elbow. prescribed 5 sessions of "myotherapy".