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Dry needling – Isn’t that like acupuncture?

Dry needling – Isn’t that like acupuncture?
Dry needling is a common treatment technique used by manual therapists, including Osteopaths. It is often compared with and contrasted to acupuncture and can be considered within the scope of acupuncture practice. Dry needling is performed with the same solid filament needle as used by acupuncturists, but dry needling does not require […]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Blog, Myotherapy, Osteopathy|

What is Myotherapy?

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.
By |August 23rd, 2019|Blog, Myotherapy|

What is a Trigger Point?

Often when we’re feeling aches and sore points in our muscles, we claim to have ‘muscle knots’. These are referred to as trigger points… but what is that? A myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle, associated with a hypersensitive, palpable nodule in a taut band. This spot is painful upon compression and may give rise to characteristic referred pain, tenderness, and motor dysfunction.
By |June 7th, 2019|Blog, Remedial Massage|