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Myotherapy

What Is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is the therapeutic process of relieving pain through the manipulation of muscles, ligaments and tendons. Myotherapists draw on a wide variety of modalities in order to help alleviate pain and improve quality of life.  Some of these include:

  • Massage: including soft tissue and deep tissue massage.
  • Stretching: Stretching exercises help increase blood flow and reduce tension.
  • Cupping: Cupping is a treatment that draws blood to an affected area using special suction cups.
  • Trigger point: Trigger points are areas of hyper-irritability in the soft tissue.
  • Dry needling: Dry Needling is similar to acupuncture but is not based on the Chinese meridian system.
  • Prescriptive exercise: The myotherapist will recommend remedial physical exercises.
  • Some of the disorders a myotherapists commonly addresses include:  Fibromyalgia (pain in fibrous tissues, usually chronic), Neck and shoulder pain, Headaches and migraines, Sports injuries, Poor posture, Inflexibility, Arthritic pain, Stress-related pain
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