At Myotherapy & Allied Health Geelong, we have multiple Practitioners offering a large range of services. Read more about the services we offer below.
Myotherapy treats muscle aches, pains and injuries caused by over activity, under activity, acute and chronic conditions and trigger points.
Myotherapy is a conservative treatment working on muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments.
- Are you suffering with muscular aches or joint pains?
- Is a sporting, dance or repetitive injury slowing you down?
- Is neck, back, shoulder, knee or ankle pain a concern?
Myotherapy could be the answer for you.
What is Bowen therapy?
Bowen Therapy is a holistic approach to pain relief and healing that has achieved remarkable results. It has been developed on the teaching by late Tom Bowen, who lived and practiced in Geelong, Victoria. He taught that the underlying cause of many musculoskeletal, neurological, neuromuscular and other health or pain could be found in the soft tissue or fascia.
What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of the foot, ankle and lower leg extremity. The podiatrist’s primary role is to identify if there is an underlying mechanical issue contributing to the injury or pain.
Osteopaths are allied health professionals that offer patient-centred approaches to healthcare and recognises the importance of the musculoskeletal system in a person’s health and wellbeing. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.
Osteopaths use a range of approaches to enhance function, including manual therapy (mobilisation, stretching, massage and manipulation for ligaments and joints), exercise therapy and programming, equipment prescription, lifestyle advice and patient education. Osteopaths determine the mix and frequency of treatment and management approaches using skilled clinical evaluation and diagnostic approaches.
Osteopaths are primary healthcare professionals who can manage a range of conditions such as;
- Neck and back pain
- Shoulder injuries
- Elbow & wrist injuries
- Hip & knee injuries
- Repetitive strain and overuse injuries
- Lower back injuries
Osteopaths are also able to refer patients for X-rays, ultrasounds and MRI scans where indicated. Depending upon the scan, some X-rays are Medicare eligible, whereas ultrasounds and MRI referrals from osteopaths and physiotherapists are non-rebateable.
What should you expect from Osteopathic Treatment?
Your osteopath will take a detailed history about your presenting complaint and any relevant information regarding your medical history. They will then undertake an assessment of your injury, assessing the joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons around the region. The foundations of osteopathy revolve around a holistic approach to treatment, therefore your osteopath might examine areas above and below your region of pain, as these areas are quite often implicated in your injury.
After conducting an assessment, your osteopath will inform you of their diagnosis and ensure you have a good understanding of what is causing your pain and injury. They will then utilise a range of hands on techniques (including soft tissue, mobilisation, stretching and dry needling) to treat your condition. Osteopaths are also highly trained in manipulation or high velocity thrust techniques, which may be used to help alleviate joint pain and improve movement.
Throughout the treatment, your osteopath will educate you about your condition and provide you with advice on how to manage your injury, including the use of heat/ice, stretching, exercise prescription and activity modification and management. Initial consultations can take up to 45 minutes, with return appointments lasting for 30 minutes.
Remedial massage uses oils and cream based massage to relieve muscular pain, tension and general soreness.
Remedial massage is a generalised treatment for injury prevention, tightness, delayed onset muscle soreness, as well as pre and post sports massage.
It helps to stimulate blood flow, in doing this it decreases tension and helps repair damage to muscles and tissues.
See Ange’s blog about the difference between Myotherapy and other therapies here.
Naturopathic medicine is a health care modality that utilizes nutritional and herbal treatment therapies to support the body’s own healing ability, with and integrated approach to diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Naturopathy addresses the root causes of illness, and promotes natural self-healing and prevention, with the goal of treatment being to apply the philosophy of ‘wellness enhancement’- not ‘disease management,’ by teaching the principles of optimal health, supported by positive lifestyle choices.
The body’s inbuilt processes promote self-cleansing, self-repair, and therefore self-healing. With Naturopathic treatment, focusing on the immune, hormonal, nervous, and detoxification/elimination systems of the body, can enable the body’s restoration and balance of optimum function.
Naturopathic treatment has the ability to treat both acute and chronic health conditions, including: womens and mens health, Paediatric care, Digestive disorders, Immune and Skin, and More.