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Melbourne Myotherapy Clinic

111 Northumberland Rd
Pascoe Vale VIC 3044

Servicing area: Pascoe Vale, Victoria

Melbourne Myotherapy Clinic

Professionally Qualified and Accredited Therapists with over 20 years experience in treatment of myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility

Achieve your Goals

Special offer:

Initial 1 Hour consult - normally $100.00
NOW $85.00 for July 2019

Includes Assessment and Treatment


Phone: 9306 9552

We make card processing simple. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and eftpos.
We also accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and other contactless smartphones and watches.

Melbourne Myotherapy Clinic


ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

We assess, treat and manage musculoskeletal conditions.

Do you want to:

    • feel better
    • eliminate your pain
    • become stronger and healthier
    • understand your body
    • restore your bodies natural balance & function

Recover from injuries faster, relieve pain and aid your bodies recovery from injury.

We specialise in applying myotherapy techniques to your pain and dysfunction so that you can get back to your normal life quicker.


Why Choose Melbourne Myotherapy?

FEEL BETTER

If you're feeling aches and pains or stiffness or suffering from injury we can help you feel better.  These conditions affect your health both physically and mentally.

Combining myotherapy techniques with appropriate advice and exercises for you, together we can help you achieve your optimal health and function.  Pain and stiffness also affects your mental health, it inhibits your life, how you function, whether you can appropriately do your work, play sports or exercise, your recreational activities and how you are able to interact with others, these things all impact the way we live and feel. By addressing your issues we can restore better health in all aspects of your life.

ELIMINATE YOUR PAIN

We assess you to establish what your problem is. The pain or stiffness you are experiencing is usually the result either an injury or something you are doing in your life or a biomechanical problem.  This needs to be addressed and corrected for your pain to be appropriately treated.

BECOME STRONGER AND HEALTHIER

If you have any kind of pain, stiffness or dysfunction it may have far greater implications than you realise.  Pain can affect your muscles and your nervous system, effecting proper function of muscles causing imbalances in the way your body functions. Certain muscles are susceptible to not activating correctly if there is a problem in the region, causing weakness, lack of correct and pain free function at a joint. For example the knee, shoulder or the lumbar and cervical spine.  Also the muscles work in time with each other and if that timing becomes out of balance a joint will not function properly.

Dysfunction, weakness and Pain affecting the neuromuscular system of the body can also have a more far reaching effect on the body.  If the neurological system of the body is compromised, perhaps by pressure on nerve roots of the spine by a bulging disc, or pressure on a nerve due to a tight muscle then the area of the body that nerve supplies may be adversely affected.  It may cause various symptoms including weakness, pins and needles, numbness, headaches or just a low level, sometimes barely perceivable dysfunction of some part of the body.

If problems are properly assessed and treated and appropriate plans prescribed and followed further degeneration can be circumvented, muscles can be strengthened, timing of muscle function can be restored, hence optimal function, strength and balance can be restored to the body.

UNDERSTAND YOUR BODY & RESTORE YOUR NATURAL BALANCE & FUNCTION

You have one body that you want to last your life span, with proper understanding and care you can make the best of what you have by improving and maintaining optimal function of your body.

We can help you to understand your body.

You may not realise until you are properly assessed where you have pain, weakness and dysfunction.  We can help you address these issues to help you restore natural movement and strength to your body.  We can give you advice on posture and using your body correctly in every day life. We can design a tailored exercise plan for you so that you can achieve a healthy, strong and functional body with flexibility and balance.


What to expect from Myotherapy Treatment

​In your initial consultation we strive to gain an understanding of relevant lifestyle factors which may have contributed to your discomfort, including occupational, recreational activities and past injuries.

A physical assessment is conducted to determine which treatment is most suitable for your condition. This assessment may include;

    • Postural Assessment
    • Range of Motion Testing
    • Orthopedic testing
    • Strength Testing
    • Neurologic Testing
    • Palpation

A treatment plan will then be formulated, consisting of treatment required, corrective exercises for home. Advice on managing your discomfort and improving your condition in relation to occupational, recreational activities.

Conditions Treated

Myotherapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction and includes the treatment of many conditions including the following:

Headaches

    • Tension head ache
    • Referred pain from neck
    • Migraines

Neck Pain

    • Muscular / Postural
    • Disc injury
    • Referred Pain
    • Whip lash / Stiffness

Shoulder Pain

    • Rotator Cuff injuries
    • Tendonosis / Impingement
    • Bursitis
    • Frozen Shoulder (stiff shoulder)

Arm / Hand pain

    • Tennis Elbow (Extensor tendinosis)
    • Golfers elbow (flexor tendonosis)
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • Pins and needles / Numbness
    • Overuse Injury/Tendonitis/RSI

Back pain

    • Disc Injury
    • Sciatica
    • Stiffness
    • Muscular pain
    • Postural
    • Core instability

Hip Pain

    • Muscular Pain
    • Referred Pain
    • Bursitis
    • Impingement

Knee Pain

    • Patella tracking syndrome/ pain around knee cap
    • Meniscal injury
    • Patella tendinopathy
    • Ligament sprain

Leg Pain

    • Runners knee/ ITBFS
    • Hamstring strain
    • Quadriceps strain
    • Achilles Tendinopathy
    • Calf strain / tear
    • Calf trigger points
    • Cramps

Feet

    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Tendonitis
    • Spains

Treatment for:

Muscular and Joint Pain  / Arthritic Pain and Stiffness / Flexibility Problems  / On your doctors recommendation


Services at Melbourne Myotherapy

Myotherapy treatment techniques include:

    • Deep soft tissue therapy
    • Dry needling
    • Trigger point therapy
    • Muscle energy technique
    • Fascial release
    • Mobilization,
    • PNF stretching,
    • T.E.N.S.
    • Thermal therapies
    • Corrective exercises.

Myotherapy aims to assess treat and manage musculoskeletal conditions which cause muscular dysfunction and pain, the goal of myotherapy is to optimise movement and mobility.

Myotherapy treatment will focus on the underlying cause of pain rather than just symptom relief, thus producing faster and longer lasting results.  Using a range of techniques myotherapy will restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures including muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.  By correcting soft tissue components this allows for correct joint movement.

Then we will apply appropriate myotherapy techniques which may include :  

DEEP SOFT TISSUE THERAPY (Remedial Massage)

Deep soft tissue therapy involves the assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. Deep soft tissue therapy techniques are designed to balance muscle and soft tissue length, tension, tone which will in turn promote the return of normal joint/capsular/bone position: increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue

MYOFASCIAL DRY NEEDLING

The needles are high quality, single use.

Myofascial Dry Needling (MDN) is when a fine needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point.  The needle is used to stimulate pain and mechanoreceptors in the muscle and nervous system, commonly producing a reflex twitch response causing the muscle to relax.

Most patients do not feel the insertion of the needle.  The twitch response may produce a very brief pain or ache.  This is the most effective and desirable response as it causes the muscle to relax quickly.

You may experience some mild soreness or fatigue after dry needling however this should last no more than several hours to one or two days.

Trigger Point Therapy

The application of various soft tissue techniques or Myofascial Dry Needling (MDN) to specific points in the muscle (Trigger points) to enable a release of taught bands.  

What are Trigger Points

Trigger points are small contractions/knots within a muscle. These are usually felt as little nodules within the muscle tissue that are quite tender to touch. People may not even be aware that they have trigger points until they are pressed on, or they may be the source of their local and referred pain (See below for examples of Trigger point locations and pain referral patterns). Trigger points are unique as they have the ability not only to cause pain and muscle dysfunction locally, but they are known for causing referred pain into different parts of the body. A common example we see in our clinic are trigger points associated with headaches. Often, patients headaches are caused by trigger point referred pain from the muscles in the neck and shoulder.

(Trigger point locations and pain referral patterns).

    • Head and Neck
    • Shoulder and Arm
    • Back and Hip
    • Legs

Mobilisation (Improving range of motion of stiff joints)

Joint mobilization is a manual therapy technique used to relieve stiffness and limitations within a joint.

Joints can become painful and tight from injury or overuse. Joint mobilisation can be applied to restore the joints normal range of motion. Joint mobilisation involves a therapist passively moving the joint in such a way that small movements of the joint surfaces occur.  The joint is moved in certain directions at varying speeds with a goal to restore motion. Joint mobilisation treatment can loosen tight muscles and ligaments, and significantly improve the level of mobility within a joint.

Muscle Energy Technique (MET)

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the patient to relax and lengthen muscles and normalize joint motion.

Fascial release (Techniques to release restrictions in the fascia)

Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular and fascial shortness and tightness. There are a number of conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses.

Stretching

Your Myoterapist will apply specific stretching techniques to affect a release of tight muscles.

TENS (Transcutaneuous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)

Stimulation of the nerves via surface electrodes to help reduce pain either via sensory level stimulation to help block the pain at the gate way in which the neural impulses travel or via the Motor level stimulation which causes the release of the bodies natural pain release hormones.

Thermal therapies

Heat - to decrease pain and muscular spasm.

Cold - to decrease pain, decrease inflammation, swelling & bleeding or to deactivate active muscular trigger points.

Corrective exercises

When appropiate you will be given specific exercises to restore and maintain correct neuromuscular function

    • Muscular conditioning increase strength & stability
    • Flexibility increase range of motion.
    • Proprioception increase co-ordination & balance.
    • Functional exercises enhance & bring together all the above exercises

giving lifestyle advice

Posture – sitting – standing - lifting


About Us

At Melbourne Myotherapy the aim of our treatment is to restore and maintain balance and optimal function to your body.

Our practice was established in 1990 and our dedicated and experienced team have treated thousands of patients with conditions ranging from mild to severe, with excellent results.

We have female and male practitioners whom are RMIT University trained and undergo continuous education. Members Myotherapy Association Australia (MA)

M.A. practitioners are highly qualified and experienced health professionals who have undertaken a minimum of three years theoretical and practical training.

M.A. membership is your guarantee that your therapist is professionally qualified and accredited.

Practitioners at Melbourne Myotherapy Clinic continue to upgrade their knowledge and skills by undertaking further studies to keep up to date with the latest techniques and developments.

We are covered by all major health funds. We are recognized providers of Worksafe & Comcare.

Brenda and Colin are highly trained myotherapists with a genuine interest in helping you recover in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Colin is an experienced myotherapist registered with the Myotherapy Association Australia (MA).  Colin completed his Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT in 1992 and since this time has successfully built his private practice into a reputable business specialising in injury and pain management, postural correction and preventative health care.

Colin continues his education process, studying cutting edge treatments with a special interest in the shoulder, knee, lumbar spine and cervical spine regions.

Brenda has many years experience having  graduated from RMIT University in 1990, completing the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. Brenda established Melbourne Myotherapy Clinic in 1990.

Brenda is a registered member of the Myotherapy Association Australia (MA).

Brenda continues her education by completing many seminars.  Brenda enjoys meeting new people and helping them.


Pricing

We make card processing simple. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and eftpos

We also accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and other contactless smartphones and watches.

To help you achieve your health goals for the month of  April and May 2019 we are offering $18.00 off Initial consultation. (on mention the this web site).

Initial Consultation
Incudes Assessment and Treatment
60 minutes $100.00 save $15.00
NOW $85.00
Short Consultation 30 minutes $65.00
Standard Consultation 45 minutes $82.00
Extended Consultation 60 minutes $100.00
Long Consultation 75 minutes $120.00


We make card processing simple. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and eftpos
We also accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and other contactless smartphones and watches.


Opening Times

Monday - 9am to 7pm
Tuesday - 9am to 6pm
Wednesday - 9am to 6pm
Thursday - 9am to 7pm

Friday - 10am to 6pm

Contact

Melbourne Myotherapy Clinic
111 Northumberland Road
Pascoe Vale  3044
Phone 93069552


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