With so many therapy options on offer, particularly in the field of myotherapy in Melbourne, it can become quite daunting when it comes to deciding who to approach and where to go. Here are Melbourne Myotherapy and Remedial Massage, we pride ourselves in the skill, expertise and continual effort in keeping up with advanced techniques and evidence-based practices. Since myotherapy is the practice of soft tissue manipulation for treating and easing chronic musculoskeletal pathologies, acute injuries, sporting injuries and body dysfunction, it’s important that you find the right myotherapist for you.
We’ve compiled a short checklist to keep in mind when looking for a Melbourne myotherapist.
.. and no we don’t mean a doctors referral letter. Getting a positive referral from a friend or family member is one of the best ways to ensure that you are getting a high standard of treatment. It is uncommon for friends and family, who have your best interest at heart, to recommend a myotherapist or specialist that would not also have your best interest at heart. It’s one of the easiest fool-proof methods to remove the second guessing
2. Easily accessible
You might find yourself needing weekly or fortnightly visits to your myotherapist to power through an acute/chronic injury so having a clinic or myotherapist that is relatively convenient to get to will not only help the adherence to treatment (low adherence is one of the main hindrances to a speedy recovery) but also make life a lot easier!
3. An experienced myotherapist
Experience goes a long way when it comes to myotherapy, since a stronger portfolio with exposure to a greater range of injuries, ailments, pathologies and population groups results in much more specialized and purposeful treatment. It means that the myotherapist can implement a more tailored treatment plan, rather than a generic approach. Experience is not only quantified by years in practice but also by the range of individuals that the therapist has seen. At Melbourne Myotherapy and Remedial Massage, our myotherapist team have worked with individuals from elite athletes across multiple sporting domains including (but not exclusive to) MMA, AFL, Athletics, Powerlifting and circus performers, to mothers pre/post pregnancy.
In Australia, the current minimum qualification is an Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage (Myotherapy). An increasing number myotherapists however, will endevour to complete higher education through a Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy). All myotherapists must successfully undertake relevant training by a government accredited education institution, nonetheless.
Having a myotherapist with additional qualifications, is always a bonus!
5. A myotherapist that you like!
Although usually overlooked by the other aspects of a good myotherapist, having a myotherapist that you like, trust and have a good relationship goes a long way. Not only is this a sign of a genuine and caring environment, but it also builds a strong therapist-client base that aids long term treatment and rehabilitation plans.