Back Pain

What is Myotherapy?

What is Myotherapy?

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:

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.

Myotherapy vs Physiotherapy vs Osteopathy?

Myotherapy vs Physiotherapy vs Osteopathy?

There is a certain amount of cross-over with all 3 therapies, each will 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. How this is done depends on your therapist, what they specialise in, and how they treat. 

Sitting and Posture related pain

Sitting and Posture related pain

Is sitting at your desk all day good for your posture?  That all depends on if it is causing you pain and stiffness.  Sitting in the same position for countless hours a day is not ideal and will often lead to neck, shoulder and back problems, including pain, discomfort and headaches.