What is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is the evidence based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.  This dysfunction is usually recognised by patients in the form of pain which is affecting your movement and mobility in your everyday life.neck pain

Myotherapist see clients presenting with:

  • General tightness
  • Neck & back pain
  • Headaches/ Migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic overuse (RSI)
  • Postural problems
  • Joint pains (frozen shoulder; tennis elbow; etc)

What should I expect in a treatment?

An initial Myotherapy consultation will be one hour.  The consultation will typically commence with a discussion of your history and the injury you have made the appointment for.  The Myotherapist may find it necessary to undertake muscle, joint and neurological testing for your condition.  Combined with manual palpation of muscles and joints, a Myotherapist aims to identify the cause of your complaint, treat the pain, and minimize the likelihood of the injury reoccurring by strengthening and stabilizing the area.

What treatment techniques does a Myotherapist use?

Myotherapists have a hands on approach to treatment with various soft tissue massage techniques used.  Treatment may also involve dry needling, cupping, stretching and corrective exercises.  All modalities are used with the intention to restore and maintain the normal integrity of soft tissue structures.

Who can benefit from Myotherapy?
Myotherapy can be used to treat the above specific conditions but it is most advantageous for the prevention of injuries and maintenance of an improved quality of life.  You could see a Myotherapist when your muscular pain is persistent or when you are suffering from reduced range of movement that is affecting your quality of life.

Is treatment claimable through health insurance?
Patient should check with their private health insurance if they are covered for Myotherapy with extras cover as rebate amounts vary with each fund.  Most health funds can also be claimed on the spot with Hicaps.

Additional information
All of our Myotherapists are accredited members of the Myotherapy Association of Australia.

Appointments and further enquiries on pricing and session availabilities can be made by calling the clinic on 9431 5773

Belinda has been working as a Myotherapist for 16 years.  In that time she has worked alongside other Myotherapists, Chiropractors and for the last 10 years, Osteopaths.  She has been fortunate to have worked with very talented practitioners, which has helped her enjoy her chosen profession immensely.

Belinda Lavery

Belinda Lavery – Myotherapist & Pilates

Belinda has completed postgraduate studies in Musculoskeletal Management and in 2006 began teaching for the Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy at N.M.I.T.  Since joining Gateway Belinda has completed the Polestar Pilates Mat and Studio course and incorporates her pilates knowledge into her myotherapy treatments.  Belinda found that furthering her education and teaching complimented her practical applications as a therapist and her communication skills with her patients.

Belinda has a holistic approach to her treatments with a focus on improved quality of life.  She works within the patients needs and how they respond to treatment to ensure that they achieve optimal results.

Belinda enjoys an active lifestyle and tries to look after herself as this helps give her the energy required to balance her work and looking after her two young boys.  She has found for many years that regularly participating in Pilates and having Myotherapy and Osteopathy treatments has been the key factor in managing her health and wellbeing.

Myotherapy Pricing:
Initial Consultation (Approx 1 Hour)$100
Long Consultation (Approx 1 Hour)$90
Regular Consultation (Approx 45 Min)$75
Short Consultation (Approx 30 Min)$60