What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy: An Effective Treatment for Soft Tissue Injuries
Any damage caused to the soft tissues of your body such as muscles, tendons and ligaments is known as soft tissue injury.
Some of the most common soft tissue injuries include sprains, strains, contusions, bursitis and stress injuries. The participation in sports and other physical activities is the main cause of these injuries.
A soft tissue injury causes a lot of pain and swelling. In many people, bruising also occurs. Depending on the severity of the injury, they can cause a lot of discomfort. Seeking treatment often becomes necessary.
The most common way to treat soft tissue injuries is physical therapy. The exercises provided by a therapist can improve muscle strength and help you overcome all types of soft tissue injuries. Myotherapy, a relatively new form of physical therapy, specifically deals with soft tissue injuries.
Myotherapy can prove to be very useful when it comes to alleviating muscle pain and discomfort. It may also be helpful in age-related conditions such as arthritis. The pain management program developed by a myotherapist can make it easier for you to deal with pain. All in all, it’s an effective form of physical therapy that can be used to prevent and treat soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement.
What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy that focuses on the treatment of pain associated with soft tissue injuries. Myotherapy also deals with restricted body movements caused by muscle dysfunction. This therapy may also prove to be useful for people suffering from any kind of back or neck pain.
In myotherapy, the pressure is applied to different trigger points in the body to relieve pain. The therapy also involves massage, hot or cold therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy and passive stretching. All these treatments make it easier for the body to recover from soft tissue injuries.
Who is the best candidate?
Anyone who wishes to prevent or treat soft tissue injuries and pain can opt for myotherapy. Those suffering from any type of degenerative (age-related) pain can also consult a myotherapist. People with sporting injuries, stiffness, headaches, chronic fatigue, shoulder pain and other types of pain can also go for myotherapy.
Unlike drugs, myotherapy doesn’t have any side-effects. However, light bruising may occur in some patients who’ve a history of bruising easily. Bruising may also occur in patients who’re taking anti-coagulant medications. Some patients may also experience mild muscle soreness. People learning and performing myotherapy in homes are more at risk of experiencing bruising and soreness. In general, myotherapy is safe and harmless.
What is the Cost?
A myotherapy session may cost around $45 - $ 200 depending on the type of treatment and the duration of the session. The costs also vary from region to region.