Myotherapy sometimes known as Musculoskeletal Therapy is a branch of functional medicine that uses the latest CLINICALLY PROVEN techniques to assess and treat the cause of pain – rather than endlessly treating the symptoms. Read more about our Myotherapy services below.

  • Myotherapy
  • Laser Treatment
  • Electro & Dry Needling
  • Bracing
  • Taping

What is Myotherapy & Musculoskeletal Therapy?

Myotherapy sometimes known as Musculoskeletal Therapy is a branch of functional medicine that uses the latest CLINICALLY PROVEN techniques to assess and treat the cause of pain – rather than endlessly treating the symptoms.

Myotherapy treatments involve a detailed interview and assessment of soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons and ligaments), joint mobility/function, nerve pathways, physical capacity and biomechanics (physical strengths and limitations ).

Myotherapy can aid in injury recovery, return to sport, rsi, tendinopathies, chronic pain states, office related neck, shoulder and arm pain, disc pain, knee pain and much more.

Why choose a Myotherapy Treatment?

We all want to live life to the fullest, to be able to do the things we love and enjoy time with friends and family. Sometimes pain can really restrict our lives and we need more than what regular.

Injury recovery and prevention
Chronic pain states
Postural dysfunction,
Event preparation (marathons, triathlons, overseas treks etc),
Return to sport,
Headaches,
Office related arm pain, neck and shoulder pain,
Hip dysfunction and retraining,
Plantar fasciopathy management –
Frozen shoulder
Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow and a host of other conditions.

What is involved in a treatment?

Initial Consultation 60 Minute Session

Your Treatment will include

  • A full assessment of the affected area
  • A detailed diagnosis of the dysfunction
  • An individualised treatment plan
  • Appropriate therapy and rehab

Follow up Treatments

Follow up treatments may be required depending on your presenting condition, how long you have had the problem and what your goals are. More often than not you will need more than one treatment, however some issues may be improved with just a single session. Follow up sessions are often shorter than the initial one hour consultation.

Prescribed therapies may be:

Joint Mobilisation (Maitland concept)
Myofascial release (MFR)
Myofascial Cupping Technique
Trigger Point Therapy
Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
Neuromuscular Technique (NMT)
Dry Needle Therapy and Electro-Dry Needle Therapy
Neurodynamics
Mobilisation with Movement (Mulligan concept)
Laser

Pricing

Remedial Myotherapy
Roger Morelli
30
mins
45
mins
60
mins
60 Minute Initial $88
60 Minute Follow Up $98
Short follow up $60 $78
Laser $10 (inc 1st treatment)
Clinical Myotherapy
Liza Markova
30
mins
45
mins
60
mins
60 Minute Initial $115
60 Minute Follow Up $115
Short follow up $70 $95
Laser $10 (inc 1st treatment)

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FAQ

Do I have to book one hour for my initial consult?

To give you the best treatment possible we need to fully understand your situation, including your goals, your presenting issues, your health history and perform the appropriate testing to determine the best treatment plan. One hour is needed for the initial consult to achieve all of this for you. Follow up treatments can be shorter and your Myotherapist will guide you on this.

Do I have to wear anything in particular?

It would be helpful to wear clothing you can bend and move in. Your Myotherapist will be performing various tests and stretches so this will be more comfortable for you. If you forget we have some clothing for people to wear in the assessment phase of treatment.

What is low level laser therapy & how does it work?

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation (PBM) is a low intensity light therapy produced by laser or LED, where/when red or near infrared light is applied over injuries or lesions to improve tissue repair, reduce inflammation, and relieve both acute and chronic pain.

Laser and LED beams of light stimulate the cells, specifically a protein in mitochondria named cytochrome c oxidase, to increase ATP production and reduce oxidative stress. This improves cell metabolism and speeds up healing processes in tissues.

Apart from stimulating cellular function, light can also have an inhibitory effect. For example, high intensity lasers over nerve supply can temporarily inhibit fast axonal flow, providing analgesia and pain relief. So you can use laser therapy to stimulate repair and resolve inflammation, or decrease pain. To achieve either of these results the correct wavelength at the right intensity, needs to be delivered to the target tissues for the appropriate amount of time.

What conditions can be treated with laser?

Low-level laser therapy has proven to be very effective in the management of joint conditions, soft tissue injuries, neck and back pain. It is also broadly used for neuropathic pain, non-healing leg and pressure ulcers, scar healing etc.

Among the conditions that can be treated with low level laser are:

Muscular back pain
Cervical or lumbar radiculopathy
A whiplash injury Frozen shoulder
Sprains and strains Tendinopathies
Epicondylitis Carpal tunnel syndrome
Plantar fasciitis
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Fibromyalgia Post-surgical pain

What are the benefits of laser therapy?

There are numerous clinical studies published in peer reviewed medical journals that confirm the efficacy of laser therapy for tissue repair (muscles, tendons, nerves, bone, skin), pain relief, and decrease of inflammation in treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Additionally, high intensity single point laser beam can release trigger points and treat acupuncture points instead of needles.

Pricing

Laser treatment will not be administered until you have had an Initial 60 Min Myotherapy treatment so the therapist can determine your condition and needs. if laser is used in an initial treatment there is no extra charge.

Myotherapy
Roger Morelli
60
mins
60 Minute Initial $88
Myotherapy
Liza Markova
60
mins
60 Minute Initial $115

Laser as an add on to a Myotherapy treatment after initial treatment $10.00

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Laser Packages

Some conditions will benefit from regular Myotherapy and laser treatment. Our laser packages can save you money. You can purchase the package outright or choose a payment option over 3 weeks.

Clinical Myotherapist

Liza Markova (Bachelor)

Includes

6 x 30 Min Clinical Myotherapy Treatments with laser

Purchase up front $420.00 save $80.00

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Purchase on Autopay – 3x fortnightly payments $435.00 save $65.00

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Myotherapist

Roger Morelli (Adv Dip)

Includes

6 x 30 Min Myotherapy Treatments with laser

Purchase up front $390.00 save $30.00

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FAQ

How many treatments are needed for a better result?

Depending on the condition, areas of the body, and tissues that need to be treated, your therapist will choose a dose and a duration of light beam application. The results of laser therapy depend on the correct dosage: not enough power density and there is no effect, too much and there may be inhibitory effects which can slow down healing and lose the anti-inflammatory effects.

Laser treatments typically take 10 minutes per session and should be repeated a few (two or more) times a week. Acute pain is relieved best if treated within 12 hours after the onset 2-3 days in a row, for chronic conditions you may need treatments twice a week for 3-6 weeks until the pain is resolved.

Apart from laser, your  therapist may need to apply additional techniques, such as joint mobilisation, nerve, muscles, fascia, and other soft tissues manipulation, which determines the length of a treatment session.  

Is Laser Safe, what will I feel?

Low level laser is a completely safe therapy and does not produce heat like surgical lasers do. You will feel a slight pressure where the laser is applied to the skin.

Can it be done through clothing, or do I have to undress?

Low level laser does need to be applied directly to the skin, you will always be draped appropriately.

What is Electro Dry Needling & Dry needling?

Dry needling and Electro Dry Needling involve the insertion of a fine filament needle into the tissue.  Dry Needling is commonly used to release a “Trigger Point” or a tight irritable muscle knot – and is effective for the treatment of muscle pain and spasms.  Trigger points are painful to touch and often refer pain and limit movement.

Electro Dry Needling involves attaching cables to the needles and these cables are attached to a battery powered Electro Stimulation Machine. This sends a small pulse through the needle into the tissue and is excellent for reducing pain.

What can Electro and Dry Needling Treat?

Nerve damage: neuropathy, sciatica and radiculopathy
Soft tissue: spasm, strains, cramping, trigger points, tightness
Joint pathologies: sprains, arthritis, joint stiffness, disc pathologies
Ligament and Tendon irritations

Why have Electro Dry Needling?

Electro-Dry Needling improves blood circulation and the transport of natural painkillers such as endorphins and opioids in order to reduce pain. Blood circulation is also stimulated, promoting the delivery of nutrients to tissue, accelerating the healing process.

Low frequency/high intensity Electro-Dry Needling produces long term pain relief increasing over several hours after treatment.

High frequency/low intensity Electro-Dry Needling produces quick acting, short term pain relief by preventing pain messages from travelling to the brain and blocking nerve pathways.

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The aim of Dry Needling is to achieve a local twitch response or a sensation like a muscle cramp, to relax the overactive muscles, deactivate the trigger point, reduce pain and restore normal length and function to the involved muscle. The needle used is very thin and you can usually feel some sensation when it is applied although this should be slight. Sometimes the needle can be moved back and forth to create a twitch response.

At times it will not be. The level of movement used depends on the training style and approach of each therapist. Our therapists use a gentle style for the most part, although it may be more robust if you are used to dry needling and are very active.

FAQ

Is Dry Needling the same as Acupuncture?

No they are not the same and it is important to understand the difference. Dry Needling focuses on the pain site as well as the spinal segment the nerve supplying the area relates to. It may also be applied at the end of the myotome which is the end point the nerve supplies. Acupuncture is a complete health system and philosophy encompassing Traditional Chinese Medicine. An Acupuncturist will use many different techniques in the diagnosis of your issue and will not just focus on the site of pain. Dry Needling should never be referred to as Acupuncture as this term relates to a lot more than the use of needles in pain sites.

Do you follow correct hygiene?

All needles are single use only, they are stored in a hospital grade sharps container (which meets Australian Health Regulations) and disposed of professionally.

Posture Medic Brace

Improve Posture, reduce neck, shoulder, back and arm pain and feel more confident.

What is the Posture Medic Brace?

One of the best ways to reinforce treatments and reduce dependence on therapies is to become mindful of posture and strengthen the muscles of the back and neck.  We have had countless success stories using the posture medic system.

What conditions can the Posture Medic Brace help?

Reduce pain in your back and neck
Increase blood flow to and from the heart
Reduce blood pressure and increase circulation
Improve breathing and diaphragm function
Open throat and windpipe
Reduce stress on lower and upper back
Increase range of motion
Improve nerve signals from the spine
Reduce fatigue and positively impact sleep
Promote proper growth development in children
Reduce dizziness, headaches and “pins & needles”
Reduce the risk of osteoarthritis and other types of joint damage

How does the Posture Medic Brace Work?

The Posture Medic Brace is a system for

  1. Stabilising
  2. Strengthening
  3. Stretching

Improving your posture requires strengthening weak muscles, stretching tight muscles and retraining your body on where you are in space and what it feels like to be in a more aligned position.  By incorporating a system for all of these three key components you can greatly improve your posture and therefore your confidence and health.

Stabilising

The posture medic is a robust posture brace that is not designed for continual use – rather it is designed to be worn 2-4 times a day on top of clothes for 20-35 minutes at a time.  Ideally – while you are using a computer. Using it in bursts means you train yourself to be aware of your posture – rather than depending on it to pull you up.

Strengthening

You use the brace to perform specific strengthening exercises in sets over the course of the day, gradually increasing the amount of sets and repetition. This focuses on strengthening weak muscles in the mid back, helping to bring your posture into better alignment.

Stretching

The brace is also used to perform sets of stretches each day to increase flexibility and range of motion, this is an  essential part of improving posture. Your brace comes with an instruction manual, we will check you have the right size and show you how to use your brace. We will also add you to a short email program to help you get the most out of your brace.

Dysfunction

*The instruction manual suggests 3  sessions of 15 minutes per day in the first week and has a progression that we advise you to follow.  NEVER WEAR YOUR BRACE FOR LONGER THAN 45 minutes – you’ll potentially bruise your shoulders and be unable to wear the brace comfortably.

Not if you wear it for the recommended time frame.  20-30 minutes 3-4 times per day.

*Taken from posture medic manual with permission.

FAQ

What if i have a skin reaction?

Take it off immediately if the tape is itchy, painful or feels noticeable in any way. Your therapist will tell you what to look out for. If you ignore these symptoms – you may get a blister which can take time to recover. We advise people to monitor their tape daily. As a general rule, fair skinned individuals shouldn’t leave tape on for more than two days. Blistered skin should have an antiseptic applied immediately.

How long do you leave the tape on for?

Your therapist will determine what skin type and how reactive you are. We use hypo allergenic ROcktape – one of the highest quality kinesio tapes in the world. If you don’t feel itchy, sore or notice the tape – it’s probably ok to keep on for up to a week. But your therapist will look at your skin and risk factors first.

Do you have different sizes?

Yes, there is a Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large and we have a weight and height chart to make sure you have the correct size for you.

Will the brace hurt?

It will feel a bit uncomfortable at first as it moves your shoulders into a better position and this will feel unfamiliar. After a few minutes you adjust. You must not wear the brace for more than 45 minutes as this will potentially bruise your shoulders. The instruction manual outlines how long and how often to put the brace on.

Taping

Kinesio and Rocktape

Kinesiology taping is the application of a thin, elastic, cotton tape to reduce stress on injuries and assist with inflammatory conditions. K-Taping can be used to temporarily reinforce a posture or position or to assist with lymphatic return.

Rocktape is a leading brand of Kinesio tape and the product we choose for our taping.

Common uses and benefits of K Tape

  1. Pain Relief – Positioning structures into beneficial positions reduces pain
  2. Swelling Reduction – By lifting this skin, K-tape improves lymphatic return, reducing swelling and other inflammatory conditions quickly.
  3. 3. Reduced Muscle Fatigue – K tape provides physical and neurological support for the muscles it is applied to
  4. Gets you back in the game quick – Supporting irritated structures allows them to be put through range of motion with less stress – improving outcomes.

Taping is an additional $10 as part of a Remedial or Myotherapy Treatment.

FAQ

What if i have a skin reaction?

Take it off immediately if the tape is itchy, painful or feels noticeable in any way. Your therapist will tell you what to look out for. If you ignore these symptoms – you may get a blister which can take time to recover. We advise people to monitor their tape daily. As a general rule, fair skinned individuals shouldn’t leave tape on for more than two days. Blistered skin should have an antiseptic applied immediately.

How long do you leave the tape on for?

Your therapist will determine what skin type and how reactive you are. We use hypo allergenic ROcktape – one of the highest quality kinesio tapes in the world. If you don’t feel itchy, sore or notice the tape – it’s probably ok to keep on for up to a week. But your therapist will look at your skin and risk factors first.

Do you have different sizes?

Yes, there is a Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large and we have a weight and height chart to make sure you have the correct size for you.

Will the brace hurt?

It will feel a bit uncomfortable at first as it moves your shoulders into a better position and this will feel unfamiliar. After a few minutes you adjust. You must not wear the brace for more than 45 minutes as this will potentially bruise your shoulders. The instruction manual outlines how long and how often to put the brace on.

Opening Hours

Level 3, 233 Albert Street, Brisbane Qld 4000

T: 07 3003 0801

Mon & Tues 7.30am - 7.30pm
Wed - Fri 7.30am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

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Opening Hours

Level 3, 233 Albert Street, Brisbane Qld 4000

T: 07 3003 0801

Mon & Tues 7.30am - 7.30pm
Wed - Fri 7.30am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm