Myotherapist? MST? I’m sorry…what?

Recently, there has been a spike in the number of myotherapists and musculoskeletal therapists…but what are they exactly?

Myotherapy or Musculoskeletal Therapy (MST) is a manual therapy that focuses on understanding, treating and managing musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Our musculoskeletal therapists look at the whole body, treating not only the symptoms but also the cause of the issue, resulting in a thorough assessment of your musculoskeletal health.

For the athletes who are reasonably fit or competing at an elite level, an MST practitioner has a wide range of skills to assess, treat and reduce the recurrence of sporting injuries. As well, musculoskeletal therapy can enhance performance, while also decreasing the risk of injury and aiding in recovery.

On top of the skills of a remedial massage therapist, a myotherpist can utilise treatment techniques such as dry needling, joint mobilization and exercise therapy, which increases rates of recovery.

In saying all of this, a remedial massage therapist should not be discounted!  Apart from reducing stress and anxiety, remedial massage relieves muscle tension, increases joint mobility and can assist in reducing pain in many chronic and acute conditions. Cool, huh?
A remedial massage therapist will perform a systematic assessment in order to individualise a treatment plan to help with your specific problem. Some common examples where remedial massage can help are poor posture, headaches or lower back pain.

Health Place has some of  the most experienced massage and myotherpsists in Australia.

So if you’re wanting to live pain free, why go anywhere else?