The role of a myotherapist

The role of a myotherapist

I am often having to explain what it is I do as a myotherapist, there seems to be some confusion where we are placed in the healthcare system compared to phsio's, osteo's, massage therapists, and chiro's. To showcase the diversity of what we treat, here is a typical day in my clinic:

Tips to avoid Back Pain during Plane Travel

Tips to avoid Back Pain during Plane Travel

The sacrifice of escaping winter is being confined to an extremely small space for an excessively long time!  It's hard and uncomfortable for those travelling in economy.  For those suffering from back pain, such a trip can be daunting but there are some things that you can do, even in a cramped area to help avoid that nagging back pain.

Strength Training for Swimmers Shoulder Pain

Strength Training for Swimmers Shoulder Pain

From the age of thirty, our bone mass begins to decrease; strength training can delay this deterioration, along with aiding weight loss, improve mobility and balance, and increase flexibility - a miracle drug indeed!

Low Back Pain Treatment

Low Back Pain Treatment

Lower-back pain is so common in our population that according to leading researcher, Professor Buchbinder, "we should treat it like the common cold," it’s VERY common.  In contrast to the common cold, rest is not recommended for low back pain, getting up and moving is.  One of the best things for low back pain is walking.

Managing Shoulder Pain - Swimmers Shoulder Part 2

Managing Shoulder Pain - Swimmers Shoulder Part 2

Swimming injuries are often caused by overuse rather than trauma. The repetitive nature of swimming can lead to muscle fatigue, heightening the likelihood of impingement type injuries. Poor technique and biomechanics are also a significant contributor to injury.

Swimmers Shoulder

Swimmers Shoulder

The highly repetitive action of swimming, which primarily uses the upper body for forward propulsion can predispose swimmers to overloading and overuse injuries of the shoulder. In fact, research indicates that 40-90% of swimmers will suffer from swimming related shoulder pain

Do you suffer from Chronic Pain?

Do you suffer from Chronic Pain?

Pain lasting 3 months or more is called chronic pain, an alarming one in five Australians suffer from chronic pain.  As most tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament, disc, bone) damage heals over 3 to 6 months we know that chronic pain is unlikely to be due to tissue damage, so what is causing the ongoing pain?  

Simple tips to add more movement into your day.

Simple tips to add more movement into your day.

Our bodies were designed to move, not sit at a desk for long periods.  The more we sit the stiffer and less mobile we become over time.  I see people who sit at their desk for up to 12 hours a day!  I provide them with tips to help with posture and workstation set-up, along with some ideas to get moving a bit more.  I thought I would share some of these ideas with you.

Myotherapy vs Physiotherapy vs Osteopathy?

Myotherapy vs Physiotherapy vs Osteopathy?

It is one of the main questions I get asked. 

My answer: It often depends on the therapist.

All 3 therapies assess, treat and manage your condition with the goal of finding a solution to your pain or condition and assisting in getting you moving again.

Myotherapy for Children - Sever's Disease

Myotherapy for Children - Sever's Disease

As children go through growth phases coupled with increased participation in sport, injuries; pains and strains can start to occur.   With an ever-increasing number of children specialising in one particular sport at increasingly younger ages, the onset of overuse injuries is more common.