REMEDIAL MASSAGE & MYOTHERAPY
Remedial Massage and Myotherapy are specialist soft tissue treatment modalities which assist with recovery from muscle soreness, in resolving acute and chronic pain, and with the management and prevention of injuries arising from sport, work, stress, post-operation, recreational activities and general daily living. Our Myotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists work closely with our other clinic practitioners in all stages of the management of sporting injuries.
Myotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists have a long history of involvement with sporting teams and clubs, and our therapists’ interest and expertise in musculoskeletal health and treatment carries over to providing excellence in care to the public in general. At OPSMC we assist athletes and non-athletes of all ages and levels. We treat elite competitors, beginners, weekend warriors and desk jockeys alike with the same professionalism and attention to care.
How We Can Help You:
Here at OPSMC the Myotherapy and Remedial Massage team strives to get patients pain free and back to their chosen activity as soon as possible. They can help identify and treat sites of chronic tension and/or weakness, along with postural factors, that cause ongoing pain and can contribute to injury. Our therapists work closely with other practitioners and will advise their patients when there is a need for another health practitioner to be involved in their care. The Myotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists at OPSMC pride themselves on providing the latest treatment options to suit the different needs of their patients, to achieve optimum recovery.
Myotherapy and Remedial Massage Treatment techniques can include:
- Myofascial release
- Deep tissue massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Dry needling
- Muscle Energy Technique
- TENS machine (to promote muscle function and reduce pain)
- Myofascial Slide-Cupping (using silicone cups)
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Dr Vodder technique)
Common conditions treated by OPSMC Myotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists:
- Headaches, migraines, jaw pain
- Neck pain, Wry Neck, Whiplash
- Back pain, Lower back pain or stiffness
- Preparation for, and recovery from, sporting activity (training and competition)
- Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
- Muscle tension arising from stress
- Pre-and post- natal muscle soreness
- Post-operation recovery
- Frozen shoulder
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic overuse injuries (e.g. RSI)
- Tennis Elbow, Golfers’ Elbow
- Pifiromis Syndrome, hip and gluteal pain
- Hip flexor and adductor tightness
- Hamstring pain, sciatic pain
- Corked thigh
- Knee pain, ITB friction syndrome
- Heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis, arch pain
- Shin and calf pain
- Achilles Tendon injury
- General muscle tightness, joint pain
- Pain syndromes (e.g. Fibromyalgia, Polymyalgia Rheumatica)
OPSMC offers Remedial Massage / Myotherapy services at its Olympic Park and Geelong Campuses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral?
No, generally a referral is not required to see a Myotherapist or Remedial Massage Therapist. If you are a WorkCover patient, then a referral from your doctor will be required before your first treatment.
What do I need to bring?
- Comfortable clothing is preferable
- Relevant scans and accompanying reports (eg. X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI)
- Any letters of referral
- Please note that jewellery may need to be removed
How long will the session take?
Appointment times are for 30, 45 or 60 minutes. If this is your first visit to a Myotherapist or Remedial Massage Therapist, be mindful that a few minutes are required for us to find out more about your condition.
Is this service covered by Private Health Insurance?
Yes, patients with Private Health Insurance that includes Extras can be covered for Myotherapy or Remedial Massage services. Please check with your health fund.
What is the difference between a Myotherapist and a Remedial Massage Therapist?
There is often confusion about these, and they do tend to overlap in a number of areas. Both are qualified in Remedial Massage Therapy – the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction using a variety of soft tissue techniques. Myotherapy is a further qualification, extending a practitioner’s assessment and treatment tools, and including Dry Needle Therapy, Electro-therapies, and exercise prescription.
How will I choose which therapist?
OPSMC Remedial Massage Therapists and Myotherapists call on extensive experience working with competitive elite sports, as well as many years of clinical experience between them, for managing a wide variety of conditions. They each have special areas of interest in treatment techniques, conditions and sporting groups. Please refer to our staff profiles to find out more about each of our practitioners.