FAQ

What is Myotherapy?

Myotherapists provide evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for a wide range of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions, for example:

1. Back pain.

2. Neck and shoulder pain.

3. Headache.

4. Sports injuries.

5. Rotator cuff problems.

6. Occupational injuries.

7. Achilles tendinopathy and other ankle injuries.

8. Jaw pain and clicking.

9. Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations.

10. Tennis elbow.

Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement.The philosophy of myotherapy is founded on Western medical principles including anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.

You don’t need to be in pain to visit a Myotherapist. Once symptoms have settled treatment may focus on restoring optimal activity (rehabilitation), reducing the likelihood of further injury and keeping you moving and performing at your best.

What is the difference between myotherapy & Massage?

Myotherapy and massage are two distinct professions, with different aims and objectives, different health fund rebates, and very different educational pathways. In common with physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors, myotherapists may use a lot of massage in their treatments, when warranted, but they also call upon a wide range of other evidence-based treatment approaches and skill-sets which in addition to manual therapy, dry needling, and thermo and electro-therapeutic techniques may include; exercise prescription and/or education about pain management, load management, nutritional advice, activity modification and/or lifestyle modification.

Can I use my private health insurance?

Massage & Myotherapy is a health fund approved provider. Our home clinic is health fund compliant. There is a fixed Hicaps Terminal available for fast claims on the spot!

Is Myotherapy a nationally recognised qualification?

Yes, Myotherapist hold the highest possible nationally recognised qualification in the massage therapy industry.

What is the best aftercare for myself after massage?

Most Myotherapists and Massage Professionals still encourage hydration to help flush waste and prevent next-day soreness. And at least for those first few hours after a massage, avoid caffeine and alcohol, which are dehydrating. It is possible that you might feel some soreness the day after a deep tissue massage even if you DO drink water. It‘s recommended to not doing anything too physically strenuous on the day post your treatment for best results.

Is Massage & Myotherapy Whitsundays registered with a professional association?

Yes Massage and Myotherapy Whitsundays is registered to Australia’s most recognised professional association – Massage & Myotherapy Australia. Our member number is 00018232.

Do you have eftpos facilities on site?

Yes at Massage & Myotherapy Whitsundays we have a fixed Hicaps/Eftpos machine at our home clinic. Perfect for those wanting to claim health rebates on the spot.

How do I know what is the right treatment for me?

At Massage & Myotherapy Whitsundays I often see people who are experiencing chronic (ongoing) musculoskeletal pain or injury. These conditions might include headaches and neck pain, low back pain, tendinopathies, overuse injuries and general muscle pain or stiffness. Myotherapists will also treat muscle strains (tears) and disc injuries. Myotherapists treat using a range of methods, including remedial massage, mobilisations, stretching, dry needling and rehabilitative exercises.

What range of disorders does Myotherapy treat?

  1. Overuse injury such as tennis elbow or shin splints.
  2. Some sports injuries.
  3. Tension headache.
  4. Pain caused by poor posture.
  5. Some types of chronic back pain.
  6. Some types of joint pain, such as shoulder impingement syndrome.
  7. Muscle sprains.

Do you provide a mobile service?

Massage & Myotherapy Whitsundays is a home clinic but also a mobile service. We can come to you! Servicing all homes, resorts, islands, events, hotels and luxury boat and yacht charters in the Whitsundays.

If you have any other questions that we have not answered here, please feel free to contact us, we love to hear from you!

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