Myotherapy was first established as a treatment method 30+ years ago years in Australia. The Myotherapy profession was established in Melbourne; where the first three-year training program was conducted at RMIT.
The Myotherapy course developed at RMIT in the early 1990’s was based on the work of Dr Janet Travell and Dr David Simons. Travell and Simons where medical physicians and researchers in the field of muscular pain. The medical research of Travell and Simons led them to develop Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy. This therapy referred to the treatment of myofascial trigger points in muscle and fascia which are painful and tense.
The term Myotherapy was developed in Australia and was deeply rooted in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy established by the medical research of Travell and Simons.
Myotherapy extended upon the work of the remedial massage profession. It was recognised that more intensive training was required for practitioners to have a more extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics of injury and pain.
With this recognition that more extensive and rigorous academic knowledge was required; and with the framework of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy established by Travell and Simons – the profession of Myotherapy was born.
Myotherapy evolved beyond massage to incorporate other treatment modalities for addressing trigger points and pain. Treatment modalities including dry needling, cupping and rehabilitation exercise are incorporated into Myotherapy treatments. This multi-modality approach with Myotherapy treatment ensures our patients reduce pan and increase movement faster.
Definition of Myotherapy
Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions and pain. Using a variety of techniques such as massage, dry needling, cupping and corrective exercises; the goals of a Myotherapy treatment is to reduce pain and restore optimal mechanics within your body.
Samantha Rigby (Founder of Elite Myotherapy)
Our You Tube video What is Myotherapy- Hands On was recorded by Elite Myotherapy founder and pioneer of Myotherapy Samantha Rigby. Samantha outlines the clinical approach taken by Elite Myotherapy when approaching pain and injury.
Source; YouTube What is Myotherapy?