Myotherapy with Tereza

Tereza primarily practises as a Myotherapist (Muscle Therapist) at Better Back Oakbank while also offering remedial massage therapy appointments. With her experience in sports related Massage Therapy, she is able to incorporate many techniques and methods to her Myotherapy services.

As a Myotherapist and Massage Therapist she is able to provide these services:

  • Dry Needling and Electro-Needling
  • Sports and Injury Management/Prevention
  • Remedial and Relaxation massage
  • Trigger point therapy and myofascial release
  • Postural Issues (Alignment, Weakness, Scoliosis, Strengthening)
  • Techniques include - Cupping, Taping, Stretching, Exercise recommendations, Neurodynamic and Joint Health.

She completed her Bachelor's degree in Health Science (Myotherapy) in December 2021 at Endeavour College of Natural Health. With her passion for helping people, practising a healthy lifestyle and her professional experiences, she is always striving to provide the best elements of care with calm, confident clinical reasoning.

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According to the Myotherapy Association of Australia (1) Myotherapy is a trusted healthcare profession that takes a holistic approach to effectively assess, treat and manage injuries, pain and dysfunction.

Myotherapy is an advanced form of remedial massage and takes an evidenced based approach to support client outcomes with a focus on supporting self-management.

Myotherapists use a range of techniques (modalities) such as dry needling, exercise and rehabilitation planning, massage therapy and joint mobilisation.

Treatment plans and management programs are thoughtfully put together which are specific for each clients' needs and outcomes.

"Myotherapy helps people in pain top move better, feel better and live their best life"

The Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia conducted a literature review in 2013.(2) According to this review, remedial massage may help:

• improve chronic low back pain

• reduce delayed onset muscle soreness

• reduce stress and anxiety

• increase quality of life and positive well-being among patients with terminal illnesses such as cancer or multiple sclerosis

• assist with pain management of fibromyalgia when combined with other treatments

Some conditions that may benefit from myotherapy treatment include(3):

• sprains

• some types of joint pain

• back pain

• pain from poor posture

• cervicogenic headaches

• sports injuries

• overuse injuries

1. When you arrive for your initial appointment, you will be asked to complete a comprehensive intake form which gives your practitioner a thorough insight into why you are seeking help.

2. Your practitioner will ask questions to determine the best treatment plan for you and your body.

3. Receive a treatment personalised to you. Over and above the techniques used in remedial massage, myotherapists utilise several key treatment interventions to treat myofascial pain:

• soft tissue mobilising techniques, particularly trigger point therapy
• myofascial dry needling
• therapeutic exercise and
• education.

Myotherapists can also utilise cupping, thermal therapy/ cryotherapy, TENS machines, postural assessment and correction, corrective exercises (stretches, strength), core stability exercises and workshops, general diet and nutritional advice.(3)