Myotherapy is an evidence-based form of physical ‘hands on’ therapy used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement.
The philosophy of myotherapy is founded on Western medical principles including anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.
Techniques can include:
– Myofascial Dry Needling
– Trigger Point Release
– Joint Mobilisation
– Rehabilitation Exercises
– Heat/Cold Therapies
– Soft Tissue Manipulations
– Management Advice
Myotherapists have a deep understanding of the body, anatomy and physiology undertaking an initial three-four years of study plus ongoing professional development courses. The aim of myotherapy is to find the cause of your symptoms rather than to just treating the problem.
Myotherapy may be beneficial for a wide variety of conditions, including:
– Frozen Shoulder
– TMJ (jaw) pain and dysfunction
– Sports and Occupational Injuries
– Shin Splints
– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
– Muscular aches and pains
& more below…
Your appointment will begin with the Myotherapist asking you questions about you and the reason you have come in for treatment.
They will then ask you to perform a few personalised tests so they have a thorough understanding of your body and where your pain, stiffness, tension or stress is originating.
Following this assessment your therapist will discuss their treatment plan for you and your treatment will then begin. Myotherapists have a range of hands on techniques they can use.
Comfortable, loose clothing
Expect to uncover the area to be treated (and adjacent areas)
You may wish to wear a singlet if being treated for neck or back pain
– Any medical reports referring to your complaint
– Shoes, if you believe they may be related to your complaint
Kaleisha has been a dedicated team member at Baw Baw Physio and Fitness, Drouin since 2015.
Kaleisha completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy) and then went on to complete her Masters in Women’s Health Medicine.
Kaleisha enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and complaints including:
*Pelvic girdle pain
*Neck and shoulder tightness
*Jaw pain as well as many more.
Her special interests lay in the treatment of pregnant and postnatal women and Women’s Health.
*Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Lauren completed her degree of Clinical Myotherapy through Southern School of Natural Therapies.
Lauren has a passion for sport and has worked with the WNBL Dandenong Rangers, the National Institute of Circus Arts and The Academy, treating common sporting injuries.
In her spare time she enjoys playing basketball, spending time with family, and trying to learn a new language.
*Muscle Energy Technique
*Sports Trainer – Level 1
*Beyond Mechanical Pain Workshop
*Kinetic Link Training – Level 1
*Neurological Myofascial Needling for the Head, Neck and Face
*Treating Sinus & Facial Pain
*Treating Cervicogenic Headache
*Treating the TMJ
*Mastering Lower Limb Tendinopathy
Kellie finished her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in 2016 at Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy. Kellie has a real passion for helping people through their various conditions and helping them on the road to recovery.
Kellie enjoys treating conditions that are caused by repetition from work or sporting activities, such as sitting at a desk using a keyboard/mouse, muscle soreness, stiffness, tightness due to poor posture and arm/hand numbness and tingling. She also enjoys treating , shoulder impingement and frozen shoulder
*Thoracic outlet syndrome
*NKT Neurokinetic Therapy
*Soft tissue/ Deep tissue therapeutic Massage
*Trigger Point release
*Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
*NKT Neurokinetic Therapy (Level 1 – Level 2 in progress… )
*Certificate of membership Massage & Myotherapy Australia
*Myotherapy during Pregnancy
*Dry Needling Shoulder Girdle
*Dry Needling Pelvic and Hip
When Kellie isn’t at work she is a devoted mother of 2. She enjoys baking yummy and healthy snacks and enjoys being outdoors exploring new places.
When she gets a moment to herself she enjoys going out for walks, yoga classes or just going to the gym.
You can use our Online Booking System to book an appointment right now, or you can call us on 5625 1631.