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Whats the difference between Massage and Myotherapy?

Myotherapy and massage are two distinct professions, with different aims and objectives, different health fund rebates, and very different educational pathways.  In common with physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors, myotherapists may use massage in their treatments, when warranted, but they also call upon a wide range of other evidence-based treatment approaches and skill-sets which in addition to manual therapy, dry needling, and thermo and electro-therapeutic techniques may include; exercise prescription and/or education about pain management, load management, activity modification and/or lifestyle modification. In common with the aforementioned allied health professions, myotherapy has it’s own separate qualifications, specifically the BHSc (Clinical Myotherapy), BHSc (Myotherapy) and AdvDip (Myotherapy), which qualify practitioners to undertake evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.

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What do Soaring Health Myotherapist treat?

Our Soaring Health Thomastown Myotherapists provide evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for a wide range of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions, for example:

  1. Back pain
  2. Neck and shoulder pain
  3. Headache
  4. Sports injuries
  5. Rotator cuff problems
  6. Occupational injuries
  7. Achilles tendinopathy and other ankle injuries
  8. Jaw pain and clicking
  9. Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations
  10. Tennis elbow


You don’t need to be in pain to visit a Myotherapist in Thomastown. Once symptoms have settled treatment may focus on restoring optimal activity (rehabilitation), reducing the likelihood of further injury and keeping you moving and performing at your best.

How often should i get a Myotherapy Massage?

People heavily involved in sports should have a massage in Thomastown as often as two to three times per week during periods of intense training and less often—perhaps onceor twice a month—during the off-season. Soaring Health Massages help athletes reach peak physical fitness while giving some protection from injury.


How do I book Cupping or Dry Needling?

All our Thomastown myotherapists are trained in cupping and dry needling amongst other therapeutic modalities. When you come in for your myotherapy consultation, let your Thomastown Myotherapist know what modalities you would like to try. He/she can also recommend different therapeutic modalities.

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