Shahram Ghawanloo - Myotherapist
What is a Myotherapist?
A Myotherapist has completed an advanced diploma of remedial massage or a similar course which consists of 3-4 years of training.
Myotherapists assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapy is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structure (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body.
Pain or symptoms caused by muscle (myo) or fascia is described as myofascial. Myofascial pain is usually not specific and is often described by the patient as a ‘deep ache’, ‘tightness’ or ‘tenderness’ in an area. It can vary in intensity and radiate to other areas. Other symptoms can include a reduced range of motion of muscles and joints, stiffness, fatigue, weakness, numbness or a tingling sensation. There are many other symptoms depending on the condition and patients can have one or many symptoms.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REMEDIAL MASSAGE, MYOTHERAPY AND OTHER THERAPIES OUT THERE?
Remedial massage is the use of massage to help treat musculoskeletal conditions to reduce or eliminate pain and increased movement and range of motion. Stretching and strengthening advice and techniques are also used.
Myotherapy is an advancement on Remedial Massage. It uses all techniques for remedial massage but also includes corrective exercises, ergonomic advice, dry needling and cupping.
Both Remedial Massage and Myotherapy usually consist of an appointment of an hour in length. That means your therapist gets longer to treat you and have more time to work out why you are getting your pain and discomfort and ultimately suggest things that you can do to help prevent your pain from coming on in the first place.
MYOTHERAPY SESSION CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING:
Clinical assessment is reliant on history taking, examination routines of particular joints or regions, assisted by highly developed tactile, palpatory skills and a thorough understanding of joint and muscular assessment procedures. These skills distinguish Myotherapy from other physical therapies. Assessment of potential causes of dysfunction is also important,
as is a detailed postural examination.
Deep Tissue Massage, Soft tissue manipulation, Trigger Point Therapy,
Myofascial dry needling, Myofascial release, Cupping, Thermal therapy/Cryotherapy, TENS machines, Postural assessment and correction, Corrective exercises (stretches, strength), Core stability exercises, Diet and nutritional advice.
Myotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of disorders including:
• overuse injuries such as tennis elbow or shin splints
• some sports injuries
• tension headache
• pain caused by poor posture
• some types of chronic back pain
• some types of joint pain, such as shoulder impingement syndrome
• muscle sprains.
Myotherapy 30 min $70
Myotherapy 45 min $100
Myotherapy 60 min $130
Myotherapy ext. 90 min $180
M-Fascial Dry-needling 30 min $80
M-Fascial Dry-needling 45 min $110
Acoustic Wave Therapy 15 min $70
MYO + AWT 30 min $100
Myofascial Cupping 30 min $70
Electrotherapy 30 min $70
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