Myotherapists assess, treat and manage dysfunction of muscles & joints, causing body aches & pain.
What should I expect at my appointment?
Upon your initial consultation, a holistic, physical assessment, taking into consideration posture, alignment and movement will be conducted in order to identify structures requiring treatment. A variety of soft tissue techniques will be used in your treatment, which will encompass care of the immediate condition, as well as direction and advice into the future to help prevent recurrence.
How do I know I need help from a Myotherapist?
Symptoms including pain and stiffness can imply tight and short muscles that would benefit from soft tissue techniques such as deep tissue massage and stretching.
Whereas a deep aching sensation and fatigue can indicate weak (and long) muscles, that aren't providing us with the support and balance we need to move well. In conjunction with the right treatment, corrective exercises may be prescribed to help correct such an imbalance.
What do Myotherapists treat?
A wide range of conditions including:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Frozen shoulder & pain
- Back pain
- Hip pain & bursitis
- Tennis & golfer’s elbow
- Knee pain
- Shin splints
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Restless leg syndrome
- Numbness & tingling
Myotherapy is claimable with private health insurance.
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FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH TRAINING
Sometimes 'treatment' of the offending muscles or joints is not enough and strengthening/corrective exercises are recommended or prescribed by your practitioner.
Tracey takes ‘one on one’ functional strength training classes, personally guiding your rehabilitation, optimising this treatment approach.
What is functional strength training (KLT - Kinetic Link Training)?
KLT is a resistance training program designed by Internationally renowned Sports Physiotherapist, Wayne Rogers.
It is a biomechanically balanced, full-body training program designed to develop a strong, toned, energized body which moves with ease, efficiency and control.
What should I expect from a functional strength session?
Tracey teaches a series of full body movements over the course of weeks/months; coaching and challenging you to execute these movements with correct technique and with increasing difficulty. Exercises are performed with hand held weights like dumbbells or with resistance band tubing, allowing you to continue training in your own home. Exercises can also be trained extensively in a gym.
I already go to the gym, I practice strengthening exercises, why should I practice functional strength training?
Often pain and injuries occur due to a biomechanical weakness or imbalance which a regular strength program is unlikely to address. KLT is a biomechanically balanced resistance training program, complex in nature, incorporating multi-directional movements requiring balance and co-ordination.
If we train functionally, correct & maintain biomechanical balance, we help to manage and prevent injury.
I’m not fit, I don’t exercise and I’ve never been to a gym…..
All exercises are customised to your individual level. Tracey takes into consideration your current abilities and tailors your program to suit. We don’t all need to bench press 100kg, (in fact no one needs to!). Strength training can be undertaken simply to help one climb the stairs to their front door without pain.
I have sore knees, I seem to always get pain when I exercise….
Pain can often be experienced because the body is not functioning correctly. An imbalance of tight and weak muscles can place a lot of stress on joints as they move. Tracey modifies your movements to avoid, as well as reduce pain. Clients often leave their training session with lessened and sometimes without, the pain they might have been experiencing when they arrived!
How does KLT- Kinetic Link Training differ from regular strength training?
- Traditional strength training is generally performed with a focus on individual muscles, ie: the bicep curl or the knee extension. Functional strength training differs in that it involves whole body exercises, movement is not limited to one joint, (ie: the elbow or the knee) at a time.
- We often rely on the use of external supports when we exercise traditionally; we’ll sit on a seat or use a bench to provide a stable base. Functional strength training relies on internal stability. This approach challenges the body to create our own balance and in doing so we get stronger, as well as improve our stability.
- Functional strength training mimics or supports activities we perform on a daily basis and with our sporting endeavours. By practicing these movements with correct form and technique, we can improve our potential to perform them.