Myotherapy

Since 2008, our highly accredited Myotherapists have assisted thousands of people of all ages in optimising their health and wellbeing.

At Canterbury Health Hub, our highly experienced Myotherapists incorporate advanced hands-on techniques, injury prevention and exercise prescription into your treatments, to help you achieve your healthcare goals. They work holistically and strategically and really understand the importance of listening and working with you as a team, in delivering the right outcome for you.

How Myotherapy can benefit you

What is Myotherapy and who is it for?

Anyone who has experienced muscular injury or strain can benefit greatly from myotherapy. It is also great for office workers, sports people or anyone with a vocation with the potential to affect their muscles or joints.

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Myotherapy is a physical therapy service working with your muscles at a deep tissue level using a variety of muscular techniques. It is often used in conjunction with dry needling. Anyone who has experienced muscular injury or strain can benefit greatly from myotherapy. It is also great for office workers, sports people or anyone with a vocation with the potential to affect their muscles or joints.

Natasha Mueller, Anna Pattison, Jessica Mazurek and Brendon Lang all offer Myotherapy at Canterbury Health Hub. They are highly experienced and holistic practitioners and are accredited members of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), Massage and Myotheray Australia (MMA) and Myotherapy Association of Australia (MAA).

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Is Myotherapy for me?

Patients who come to us for myotherapy have a range of presenting issues. In today’s demanding work conditions, many people develop postural issues over time that may result in pain, injury, discomfort or stiffness. Myotherapy looks at the interconnectedness of our muscle and surrounding tissue to help address the root cause. We then tailor our hands-on treatments to our patients, using a range of techniques to help:

  • Treat injuries, such as occupational overuse syndrome (OOS) or tennis elbow
  • Alleviate tension headaches related to muscle tightness
  • Bring relief from pain and stiffness
  • Relieve strain, aches and numbness or tingling
  • Lessen joint pain and stiffness

After offering you a thorough assessment and diagnosis, our therapists will work with you to combine techniques for your treatment. Muscular issues often arise from a work or study environment. We will talk to you about any ergonomic or biomechanical issues with your seating or other aspects of your routine.

Myotherapy treatments involve such things as trigger point therapy, mysofascial release, stretching, cupping and other corrective and mobilisation exercises. These are designed specifically for your soft tissue and joints. The treatment involves specialist techniques to work with the patient’s myofascia and joints specifically. Myofascia are the fibrous tissue sheets surrounding and separating muscles.

Health Fund Rebates

Private health funds provide varying levels of cover for Myotherapy treatment. Please contact your health fund for full details of these benefits.

ANTA, MMA and MAA members

Natasha Mueller, Anna Pattison, Jessica Mazurek and Brendon Lang are members of ANTA, MMA and MAA, the national professional bodies representing Myotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists.

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How does Myotherapy differ from massage?

At Canterbury Health Hub, we provide both Myotherapy and Massage Therapy to assist you in reaching your healthcare goals. There are similarities between the two modalities, however there are also some important differences, which set them apart.

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At Canterbury Health Hub, we provide both Myotherapy and Massage Therapy to assist you in reaching your healthcare goals. There are similarities between the two modalities, however there are also some important differences, which set them apart.

Natasha Mueller, Anna Pattison, Jessica Mazurek and Brendon Lang all offer Myotherapy at Canterbury Health Hub. They are highly experienced and holistic practitioners and are accredited members of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), Massage and Myotheray Australia (MMA) and Myotherapy Association of Australia (MAA).

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How does Myotherapy differ from massage?

Myotherapy is:

  • Manual (hands-on) therapy that involves the assessment and treatment of soft tissue injury, including muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia of the body
  • Techniques include: soft tissue manipulation, stretching, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and thermal therapy
  • Myotherapists use massage in their treatments where warranted (but not as much massage as remedial massage therapists use in their treatment)
  • Myotherapists also use dry needling and joint mobilisation in their treatments (most remedial massage therapists will not, as they are not qualified to do so).
  • The Myotherapy course includes extensive dry needling and joint mobilization training, whereas remedial massage therapy courses do not offer this. If a remedial massage therapist wishes to learn dry needling, they must complete separate training, which is not as extensive as the Myotherapy dry needling training offered
  • Myotherapists incorporate advanced injury prevention, health and fitness advice and exercise prescription into their sessions
  • Myotherapists do not offer relaxation treatments (whereas remedial massage therapists do)
  • Myotherapy has its own separate qualifications, including a Bachelor of Health Science (‘Clinical Myotherapy’ or ‘Myotherapy’) or an ‘Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy’. This enables Myotherapists to have a greater understanding of the human body, anatomy and physiology over remedial massage therapists
  • Myotherapists are more consultative, educational and holistic in developing their treatment plan: they aim to trace any pain, complaint or discomfort as far as possible back to the original cause, with the goal of healing both the cause of the concern, as well as the symptoms in which they are presenting with
  • A Myotherapist has a broader scope of practice than a remedial massage therapist: they carry out a full postural analysis, medical history, range of motion testing and special tests for your presenting complaint in order to help diagnose your condition and formulate treatments plans

Massage is:

  • Manual (hands-on) therapy that involves the assessment and treatment of soft tissue injury, including muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia of the body
  • Techniques include: soft tissue manipulation, stretching, myofascial release and trigger point therapy
  • Apply more massage in their treatments, as they are not qualified to perform dry needling and joint mobilization techniques (unless they have completed further training)
  • Remedial Massage is more commonly performed on conditions that are either already diagnosed, or non-specific injuries (such as soreness or tightness) to provide some form of relief, whether it be a chronic pain complaint, postural related muscle tightness or simply for those patients that want to relax. Some therapists have additional training in things like Lymphoedema massage, Bowen therapy, dry needling (basic) and other alternative therapies
  • Separate qualification to Myotherapy and is not a University degree, whereas Clinical Myotherapy is a University degree
  • Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension and tone, which will, in turn, promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position
  • Increases the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury
  • Remedial massage therapists offer relaxation massage, as well as remedial, sports and pregnancy massage
  • Remedial massage therapists incorporate basic injury prevention, health and fitness advice and exercise prescription into their sessions

Health Fund Rebates

Private health funds provide varying levels of cover for Myotherapy treatment. Please contact your health fund for full details of these benefits.

ANTA, MMA and MAA members

Natasha Mueller, Anna Pattison, Jessica Mazurek and Brendon Lang are members of the ANTA, MMA and MAA, the national professional bodies representing Myotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists.

Highly experienced therapists Fast and effective relief Convenient Location On-Site Parking Instant HICAPS Health Fund Rebates General Enquiry Call (03) 9836 3688 Book Online

Safe, Effective Treatments

Myotherapy is a safe and effective addition to the treatment options we offer, tailored to fit you. Our therapists are highly trained in the latest techniques and understand how to ensure your safety and that you see great results.

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At CHH, we understand that all our patients have a unique history and set of presenting muscular and skeletal concerns. Myotherapy is a safe and effective addition to the treatment options we offer, tailored to fit you. Our therapists are highly trained in the latest techniques and understand how to ensure your safety and that you see great results.

Natasha Mueller, Anna Pattison, Jessica Mazurek and Brendon Lang all offer Myotherapy at Canterbury Health Hub. They are highly experienced and holistic practitioners and are accredited members of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), Massage and Myotheray Australia (MMA) and Myotherapy Association of Australia (MAA).

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How do we ensure safe, effective myotherapy?

At CHH, all our therapists receive ongoing training in assessment, risk, therapeutic relationships and communication. This is alongside their professional development in the hands-on techniques of myotherapy and myofascial dry needling. We use draping and positioning to ensure your comfort and offer a clean, hygienic and disease-free environment.

We offer:

  • Thorough and holistic assessment and diagnosis
  • Effective communication about any surrounding or potential issues arising from your condition or injury
  • A safe and inclusive environment for your treatments, where you will be treated with respect and dignity
  • Consent around treatments that may cause discomfort or are invasive
  • Access to information on risks and flow-on effects of your condition, injury or treatment plan

Because we are a dedicated health hub, we also have a highly qualified team of therapists to refer you to as a result of assessment. For example, we offer a range of massage and osteopathy treatments that may be great options for you. This means we can not only provide you with myotherapy treatments but also discuss other approaches to your issue, to ensure you see great results.

Health Fund Rebates

Private health funds provide varying levels of cover for Myotherapy treatment. Please contact your health fund for full details of these benefits.

ANTA, MMA and MAA members

Natasha Mueller, Anna Pattison, Jessica Mazurek and Brendon Lang are members of the ANTA, MMA and MAA, the national professional bodies representing Myotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists.

Highly experienced therapists Fast and effective relief Convenient Location On-Site Parking Instant HICAPS Health Fund Rebates General Enquiry Call (03) 9836 3688 Book Online

Why choose CHH for Myotherapy?

At Canterbury Health Hub, we understand that there are times in our lives where our musculoskeletal system needs the touch of a professional. To help piece together your unique healthcare puzzle, we have brought together a highly qualified team of Myotherapists that are ready and waiting to put you on the right path to wellness.

Multiple treatment techniques

Multiple treatment techniques

The Myotherapists at CHH use a wide range of advanced muscular techniques in conjunction with other techniques, such as dry needling, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, cupping, muscle stretching, soft tissue and joint mobilisation and corrective exercises.

Common conditions treated

Common conditions treated

We regularly treat neck pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, sciatica, posture-related pain, muscle tightness, mid back pain, pregnancy-related pain, hip pain and more. Our Myotherapists work with you to uncover the true underlying cause of these complaints, rather than just treating the symptoms.

Advanced treatment and advice

Advanced treatment and advice

Our Myotherapists incorporate advanced injury prevention, health and fitness advice and exercise prescription into your treatment. They carry out a full postural analysis, medical history, range of motion testing and special tests for your presenting complaint in order to help diagnose your condition and formulate treatments plans.

Industry registration and continued learning

Industry registration and continued learning

At CHH, we are a group of highly experienced and dedicated Myotherapists who pride ourselves on delivering both efficient and effective treatment results for people of all age groups. We are registered with ANTA, MMA and MAA and attend regular Continued Professional Development, courses to further enhance our skills and knowledge.

Personalised treatment program

Personalised treatment program

You receive a personalised treatment program, which outlines our initial assessment and recommended action plan. This leaves you feeling assured of your treatment and confident that we are working towards a solution.

Working in collaboration

Working in collaboration

If you are seeing one of our Osteopaths, your Myotherapist will work collaboratively with your Osteopath (as required) to ensure they are providing you with supportive treatment that will assist you to achieve your healthcare goals.

Get in touch today

Get in touch today

Need help finding the right practitioner or don’t know what type of treatment you need? Our friendly reception team are ready to help you find the right practitioner for you.

Tel: (03) 9836 3688 Fax: (03) 9836 3687 7/333 Canterbury Road,
Canterbury Vic 3126

Typical response time: under 1 hour (Mon-Sat)