Our Myotherapists are experienced in managing a range of musculoskeletal conditions, including:
- Strains and sprains
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Back pain and neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Carpal tunnel
- Frozen shoulder
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Traumatic and overuse injuries
- Occupational, postural, recreational, and emotional stress
- Incorrect ergonomics
- Chronic neuromuscular and musculoskeletal illness and disorders
Our highly skilled Myotherapists seek to improve, restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissues of the body, to help increase your muscular strength, range of movement and flexibility, and reduce muscular pain and discomfort.
Prahran and Highett Myotherapy utilise a range of physical modalities to assess, treat, and prevent muscular conditions that cause myofascial pain, injury, and dysfunction, such as:
- Trigger point therapy
- Deep tissue massage
- Myofascial dry needling
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- Thermal therapies e.g. therapeutic ultrasound
- Joint mobilisation
- Myofascial stretching
- Myofascial cupping
- Corrective and rehabilitative exercises
We assess and manage and rehabilitate any conditions or symptoms relating to the musculoskeletal system. Muscular problems are usually caused by overloading the muscles we use in everyday life. Once a muscle becomes overloaded, it reacts by contracting and trigger points are formed throughout the muscle. Myotherapy involves locating and deactivating these trigger points, so that the body can revert to its normal pain-free muscular state.
Treatments include deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial dry needling, myofascial release, Chinese cupping, heat therapy, cryotherapy/cold therapy, PNF and passive stretching, patient education and prescribed self-help stretches, corrective exercise program and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).
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Practitioner Profiles: Learn more about your local myotherapist.
Prahran Clinic: Meghan Barker and Kara Lehmann
Structural Bodywork is a form of hands-on therapy and integrative movement that brings the body back into balance with our vertical line of gravity.
By working with our system of connective tissue, we ease the burden felt in the body by poor postures, dysfunctional movement patterns, chronic pain, physical injury, and psychological trauma.
Back pain, inflammation, repetitive strain, and headache, can all be symptomatic of a body held out of alignment by ‘stuck’ and inhibited connective tissue. Structural bodywork addresses the relationship between body alignment and the chronic patterns stored in the body.
Our bodies aren’t all the same. Nor are our movements the same or ‘more natural’ than anyone else’s. Our intention is not to find the perfect posture, there isn’t such a thing.
The emphasis should be on finding a relationship with our own body’s that s comfortable, pain free, adaptable, and functional for the demands we face. How that looks like is of lesser consequence than how it feels. Feeling and moving with ease in our body is a relationship worth pursuing.
Structural Bodywork is an interaction between participant and practitioner through visual and movement assessment, hands on technique, and movement practice. Over the duration of one, or a series of sessions, we monitor the progress we make, while continually integrating new postural and movement awareness into your daily routine.
As the participant, you should feel as comfortable as possible during a session. Structural Bodywork is interactive with participants guided to actively stretch and move as the practitioner performs their technique. Depending on the session you may be encouraged to move from the table to work with a treatment bench or stool. Therefore, comfortable attire such as shorts and a singlet, or sporting bra is a good idea for women, while shorts or underwear is a good idea for men.
However, Structural Bodywork can be performed on the treatment table when towel draping is preferred. The practitioner can still perform the same bodywork techniques, while the postural and movement integration can still be introduced. The initial consultation is a chance for the practitioner and the participant to decide how best work together to achieve the right outcome.
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Practitioner Profiles: Learn more about your local structural bodyworker.
Prahran Clinic: James Meredith