Myotherapy & Remedial Massage Camberwell


What is Myotherapy?


Myotherapists are skilled manual therapists who treat the cause of your pain, not just the symptoms. For those that are not familiar with the Myotherapy profession, you can think of a Myotherapist as a mix between a Remedial Massage Therapist and a Physiotherapist.  


Myotherapy treatments can assist in the assessment, treatment and prevention of injuries and pain and the ongoing management of chronic musculoskeletal and persistent pain conditions.  Myotherapists use a variety of different treatment techniques such as:


  • Specific massage techniques.
  • Dry needling.
  • Mobilisation.
  • Stretching.
  • Cupping.
  • IASTM fascia mobilisation
  • Exercise rehabilitation and more.


These techniques help your muscles, fascia, ligaments, tendons and joints to help you move at your best.


Upwell Health Collective’s Myotherapists are the trusted Practitioners of some of Australia’s most elite athletes including Jonathan Brown (AFL Hall of Famer), Mick Malthouse (AFL Hall of Famer), Katie Brennan (AFLW Premiership Captain & Richmond Tigers Captain), Chloe Molloy (AFLW Marquee player and Collingwood Best & Fairest) and Daisy Thomas (AFL Legend & Premiership Player).

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How can Myotherapy & Remedial Massage help? 

  • Reducing muscle stiffness, tension and soreness.
  • Alleviating pain caused by trigger points (sore points) within the muscle.
  • Increasing your range of movement and flexibility. 
  • Reducing stress and anxiety levels.
  • Reducing postural stress.
  • Assisting recovery after a sporting event.
  • Improving athletic and sporting performance.
  • Reducing strain on joints.
  • Reducing chronic/persistent pain.
  • Improving blood circulation.
  • Reducing DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) following hard bouts of exercise.
  • Reducing pain caused by headaches and migraines.
  • Educating you on postural awareness and corrective exercises suitable.
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Our highly specialised Myotherapists treat the following conditions: 


  • Back pain.
  • Neck and shoulder pain and injuries.
  • Headaches and migraines.
  • Knee injuries.
  • Pain and fatigue conditions.
  • Postural pain.
  • Chronic/persistent pain.
  • Sporting injuries.
  • Ankle and foot pain.
  • Occupational injuries.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Myotherapy & Remedial Massage at Upwell Health Collective


At Upwell Health Collective, the Myotherapy model goes above and beyond for our clients and the care doesn’t stop in the treatment room. We provide clients with a take-home plan tailored to your clinical needs for sustained improvement. Upwell Health Collective’s facilities allow for the sessions to integrate into the gym, Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill and pilates space. Our appointment balance delivers the perfect mix of hands-on, strengthening, movement and education.


Myotherapists specifically address pain or tension in your body through the treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue. Sports injuries and accidents can cause these areas of  your body to become damaged or sore. Myotherapists utilise many similar treatment techniques to a Remedial Massage Therapist, such as deep tissue manipulation, myofascial tensioning, dry needling and heat to targeted areas, which helps your body return to optimal health. These tactics are very effective at loosening stiff joints and muscles to increase the loading capacity of your tissues & prevent future injuries from occurring.


Where is Myotherapy delivered?


Enjoy your session in our purpose-built Myotherapy room with greenery and ambient lighting to allow you to feel calm and relaxed during your treatment. Importantly, for clients receiving care from other services at Upwell Health Collective (such as Physiotherapy, Podiatry or Exercise Physiology), your Myotherapy treatment will be a collaborative experience. 


Upwell Health Collective also offers Myotherapy home visitsto clients residing within the Boroondara area (suburbs such as Camberwell, Hawthorn and Glen Iris), which can be suitable for clients who are unable to attend the clinic and require healthcare within their home. If you are interested in Myotherapy home visits you can contact our Client Experience Team on (03) 8849 9096 for further discussion. 


What should I wear to my Myotherapy? 


It it important to us that you always feel comfortable and safe at Upwell Health Collective. So that you get the most of your treatment, in most cases, you will be asked to remove your clothing down to your underwear and we will provide drapery for privacy and coverage. Please note that we follow very strict guidelines when it comes to draping, so rest assured you will be completely covered during your Myotherapy or Remedial Massage treatment.


If you do not feel comfortable with certain areas being exposed, we will of course respect your wishes. Please speak to your Myotherapist or one of our friendly client experience officers if you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy.


What to expect in your initial Myotherapy session.


In your initial consultation, a brief medical history is taken where your Myotherapist will gather information such as, past injuries, pre-existing medical conditions, your work/study environment and movement activities.


Your Myotherapist will also complete a physical assessment to develop a clear understanding of what might be the cause of your pain, injury or condition. This may include assessing:


  • How your muscles move and their strength. 
  • How your joints are moving/functioning. 
  • Checking your posture when standing and with movement. 
  • Where in your body your pain radiates.
  • How intense your pain is.
  • How long you have been feeling symptoms. 


After this assessment, we will discuss your goals (and your “why”) and develop a treatment plan, which will include the treatments your Myotherapist will be working on with you at Upwell Health Collective and a take-home plan that may include stretches, strengthening exercises or educational content to help accelerate your recovery. We love our clients to use tools such as the foam roller, massage guns, massage balls and therabands for clients to utilise for their recovery.


What to expect in your subsequent Myotherapy sessions.


In order to follow up on your injury or condition, a brief check on your health and progress since the last consultation will be taken. After this brief progress check, your Myotherapist will provide treatment according to your individualised treatment plan.

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Do I need a referral to see a Myotherapist?


No referral is needed to see a Myotherapist. Sometimes a GP or Physiotherapist might refer to a Myotherapist.


Can I claim Myotherapy through my private health fund?


Yes, Myotherapy is covered by most health insurers. There are varying levels of cover, so it is best to check with your health insurance to check if Myotherapy is in your policy.  


I am pregnant, can I see a Myotherapist?


Yes, Myotherapy can be very beneficial in helping pregnancy aches and pains right up until your due date. If can help reduce stress, relax, improve blood flow and reduce swelling to name a few benefits. 


There are generally minimal dangers with pregnancy massage, however, it is best to check with your GP if you would like a pregnancy massage and are:


  • In the first trimester
  • you are a high risk pregnancy or miscarriage 
  • Have a blood clot (Deep Vein Thrombosis) 
  • Have abdominal pain or bleeding


What is the difference between Myotherapy and Remedial Massage? 


Myotherapists have completed additional study in their field, ensuring they can offer the highest standard of clinical care. Myotherapists utilise many manual-therapy techniques similar to a Remedial Massage Therapist, however, they may have access to a wider range of skills and expertise, ranging from the assessment phase through to treatment techniques and rehabilitation interventions. 


I have an NDIS approved plan, can I see a Myotherapist for my injury/condition?


Yes. Depending on your NDIS plan details, Myotherapy can be accessed under an NDIS plan for those who may benefit.

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