The Myotherapists’ aim is to restore the integrity of the muscular system. Myotherapists assess and treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Public awareness of myotherapy is slowly increasing as success stories spread and alternative medicine becomes more accepted. In fact, complementary and alternative approaches to health and medicine are among the fastest-growing aspects of health care.
In_addition to massage techniques, Myotherapists also use a variety of therapies including: dry needling, muscle stretching, passive stretching, cupping, manual soft tissue therapies, corrective exercise prescription, muscle energy techniques, pain management, heat and cold application, advice on daily living activities
A common condition treated by Myotherapists is trigger points. Trigger points are areas of tight muscle fibres. They can cause local or referred pain and can be caused by injury, emotional stress, physical stress or disease. Elimination of trigger points through Myotherapy can help reduce chronic and acute pain. Success is usually speedy because a trained therapist can show a family member or friend of the patient how to do some basic trigger points, to try and relieve pain between sessions.
Common conditions that Myotherapists can treat include: porting occupational injuries, stiffness and pain associated with poor posture,associated joint dysfunction, neck & back pain , acute and chronic conditions affecting mobility , scoliosis, headaches and migraines, chronic overuse syndromes‐tendonitis, tennis/golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, finger numbness, knee, leg & foot pain, arthritis.
The average salary for a myotherapist is about $65,000 per year. A therapist working in a large hospital will often make more than a therapist working in a small private clinic. Myotherapists who are self-employed can make around $80,000 per year.