When to see a Myotherapist
Myotherapy is applied in the rehabilitative, corrective and preventative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia).
The aim of Myotherapy is to treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions.
Pain or symptoms caused by muscle (myo) or fascia (connective tissue) are described as "myofascial". The cause of musculoskeletal pain and symptoms in many conditions is myofascial. It may originate from abnormal muscle contraction or trigger points in muscle or fascia. These are often experience by the individual as feeling of 'tightness' or 'knots' within the muscles.
Myofascial pain may be experienced locally or it may radiate to areas away from the original source. Other symptoms may also be experienced as a result of trigger points within the muscles such as decreased range of motion, stiffness, fatigue, weakness and tingling or numbness.
These may be the result of a number of factors including poor posture, overuse of muscles and stress.