As some may know, I am currently studying to become a qualified Myotherapist. What you may not know is how Myotherapy differs from Remedial Massage!
The term ‘myo’  translates to ‘muscle’, so Myotherapy simply means muscle therapy. Similar to Remedial Massage, there is a heavy focus on soft tissue and correcting any pains and ailments you may be facing. Many Myotherapists incorporate massage as part of their treatment, but can also offer a range of other modalities to aid you back to optimal functioning.
Some of the modalities that a Myotherapist may offer include:
  • Manual Dry Needling
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS Machine)
  • Kiniesiology Taping
  • Corrective Exercise Prescription
  • Thermotherapy/Cryotherapy
By offering a wide range of modalities, the aim of Myotherapy is to find the right approach in treating musculoskeletal conditions through evidence based assessment. This may include treating sports injuries, tension headaches, postural imbalances, muscle sprains, and more.
Through my Myotherapy studies so far, I have taken a particular interest in manual dry needling, myofascial cupping, and corrective exercise prescription. These are the modalities that, to this point, I enjoy utilising the most. Some clients have already experienced cupping with me in the clinic and had some very positive outcomes!
My studies should conclude towards the end of 2019, and i am very excited to become a qualified Myotherapist as i begin to offer more of these modalities, with the same goal of helping people overcome obstacles and get back to 100%.
Book an appointment with Joel online at or phone our friendly team on (03) 4202 0446 or (03) 5255 5040 to discuss how Joel can help you to achieve your health goals.