Myotherapy Treatment in Brisbane

Myotherapy uses the latest CLINICALLY PROVEN techniques to assess and treat the cause of pain – rather than endlessly treating the symptoms. Get relief from your sciatica, RSI, plantar fasciitis, headache and migraine, TMJ, back, neck and shoulder pain and many other injuries and conditions. Read on to find out how our Professional Myotherapists can help you.

Myotherapy Brisbane- What is Myotherapy?

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

Myotherapy addresses a wide range of musculoskeletal issues, such as: chronic pain states (including frozen shoulder, bursitis, hip and shoulder impingement, etc), acute or chronic neck and lower back pain that can be associated with poor posture, muscle strain, whiplash, disc degeneration, or radiculopathy.  

Our Myotherapists can also treat nerve related pain (Sciatica, Morton’s Neuroma, Carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy and much more), and aid in recovery of tendon and ligament injuries – RSI, ligament sprains, tendinitis (Achilles tendon, rotator cuff, tennis or golfer’s elbow), knee pain and so on.

Apart from that, our Myotherapy specialists can help you with postural improvement and exercise advise to minimise pain and tension from scoliosis, kyphosis, forward head posture, and other postural imbalances.

Myotherapy Musculoskeletal Therapy

Why choose a Myotherapy Treatment?

Myotherapy takes a holistic approach to musculoskeletal health, considering not only the immediate pain but also the underlying factors contributing to the condition.

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 pain, shoulder pain,
Hip dysfunction and retraining,
Plantar fasciopathy management –
Frozen shoulder
Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow and a host of other conditions.

Why Choose a Myotherapy Treatment

FAQ     Pricing

What is involved in a treatment?

Initial Consultation 60 Minute Session

Your first treatment will include a detailed interview of the health history, including previous injuries and chronic conditions, followed by a comprehensive assessment of the posture and movement, soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons and ligaments), joint mobility, and nervous system function. It’s best to wear loose clothing like shorts and t-shirt or active wear that you can move freely in.

After the diagnosis of the dysfunction, your therapist will perform treatment of the affected area, using a range of manual techniques, which may include joint mobilization, soft tissue manipulation, different types of stretching, dry needling, etc. Your myotherapist will also provide an individualised treatment plan including appropriate corrective exercise and self-care advice. Corrective exercises will be demonstrated either in the room or in our exercise demonstration area.

The therapist will follow up with you via email to check on how you feel after treatment and to check your progress. Your therapist may provide links to exercise videos held on our YouTube channel.

Consecutive Treatments

Follow up treatments may be required depending on your presenting condition, how long you have had the problem and what your goals are. Quite often, you will need more than one treatment, however some issues may be improved with just a single session. Follow up sessions may vary in length (60, 45, 30 minutes), depending on the treatment techniques required, complexity of the condition, and the number of issues that need to be addressed.

Techniques that may be used in a Myotherapy session:

Myofascial release (MFR)

Myofascial Cupping Techniques

Trigger Point Therapy

Taping and Bracing

Neuromuscular Techniques, like MET and PNF

Strain-counterstrain technique

Myofascial Dry Needling and Electro Dry Needling Therapy

Joint Mobilisation (Maitland and Mulligan concepts)

Neural Mobilisation and Neurodynamics

Low Level Laser Therapy

Rehabilitative and Postural Improvement Exercises

Stretching Therapy

Meet Our Brisbane Myotherapists

Myotherapy Reviews

5/5

I feel really fortunate to have come across Knead Massage. I see Roger Morelli, myotherapist for a chronic neurological pain condition in my neck. The treatment I’ve received from Roger has been of a extremely high quality and is very effective in treating pain and improving mobility. I’d advise anybody in chronic neurological pain to pay Roger a visit, even if like me you’ve seen many practitioners over the years, Roger was able to offer me a course of treatment both different and far more effective than anything I’d experienced in the decade prior. If I could offer more than 5 stars I would!

– Richard J.

5/5

I’ve been having regular treatments at Knead with Liza Markova for years. She is a myotherapist by trade and is extremely knowledgeable. I consistently have back pain due to my work inhospitality as I have to stand and bend for long periods at a time. I had myotherapy treatment with Liza, which worked very well. She used a combination of massage, dry needling and joint mobilisation to loosen me up and I immediately felt a reduction of pain and an increase in movement. Liza has been able to help me in this way whenever I come to her with a specific issue. She is quite brilliant and I highly recommend her services!

– Zachary N.

5/5

I have been a client of Myotherapist and remedial massage therapist Roger Morelli at Knead massage Brisbane for nearly 7 years. I started getting treatments from Roger for headache and chronic neck tension.His intense myotherapy and remedial massage has provided me with lasting relief from many aches and pains and given me months without headaches many times. Roger combines expert deep tissue massage, low level laser and electro dry needling to take me out of pain and frequently shows me stretches and exercises to help the treatments last.

– Chris C.

5/5

I started having treatment with Liza Markova for shoulder pain, which I was worried was bursitis given my issue with this before. Liza did an expert assessment of my shoulder, which showed developing rotator cuff syndrome. Using various myotherapy techniques and dry needling she did treatment of my shoulder and neck pain. I felt immediate improvement with 100% decrease in pain over a short period of time. I could not recommend Liza highly enough.

– Ross H.

Myotherapy Pricing

Clinical Myotherapists – Liza, Roger & (ADV) Wang 30 mins 45 mins 60 mins

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Myotherapy is an excellent choice for Sciatica pain.  A Myotherapist will conduct a thorough assessment of you and determine the cause of the sciatic nerve pain – disc bulge, stenosis, lumbar joint dysfunction, sacroiliac joint, piriformis or glute compression, hamstring or calf radiculopathy.  A myotherapy sciatic nerve pain treatment may involve:

  • Joint mobilisations
  • Neurodynamic techniques
  • Low level laser
  • Corrective exercises
  • Dry needling
  • Electro dry needling
  • Myofascial release
  • traction

Myotherapy techniques such as low level laser, electro needling, educational strategies and eccentric movements are effective ways to treat hip bursitis (trochanteric bursitis), shoulder bursitis (sub acromial bursitis), the bursal neuroma complex and bursitis of the knee.

Osteo arthritis symptoms can be lessened with expert myotherapy.   Low level laser can provide immediate relief to inflamed joints and treating the muscle either side of an inflamed joint will reduce pain significantly.  Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition and results from myotherapy are inconsistent for this condition.

Myotherapy is extremely effective for most neck pain states including, facet joint sprain/locking, whiplash associated disorder, wry neck, disc bulge, tension headaches, migraines and plain old neck and shoulder tension.  At knead myotherapy neck pain treatments include:

  • Complete assessment to determine the cause of your pain
  • Low level laser (to reduce pain, muscle tension and muscle tone)
  • Joint mobilisations (to improve the movement of the vertebrae)
  • Expert Deep Tissue Massage (to reduce muscle tension and improve movement)
  • Dry needling (to deactivate overactive muscles)
  • Complex stretching protocols (to make the effects of your treatment last a LONG time)
  • Corrective movements (to improve the way the neck feels and show you how to take pain away before it becomes a problem)
  • Ergonomics advice (to reduce your need for treatments)

Myotherapy is an excellent choice for Sciatica pain.  A Myotherapist will conduct a thorough assessment of you and determine the cause of the sciatic nerve pain – disc bulge, stenosis, lumbar joint dysfunction, sacroiliac joint, piriformis or glute compression, hamstring or calf radiculopathy.  A myotherapy sciatic nerve pain treatment may involve:

  • Joint mobilisations
  • Neurodynamic techniques
  • Low level laser
  • Corrective exercises
  • Dry needling
  • Electro dry needling
  • Myofascial release
  • traction

Myotherapy is extremely effective for most forms of back pain including, facet joint sprain/locking, disc bulge, sciatica, muscle spasm and plain old muscle tension.  At knead myotherapy back pain treatments include:

  • Complete assessment to determine the cause of your pain
  • Low level laser (to reduce pain, muscle tension and muscle tone)
  • Joint mobilisations (to improve the movement of the vertebrae)
  • Expert Deep Tissue Massage (to reduce muscle tension and improve movement)
  • Dry needling (to deactivate overactive muscles)
  • Electro dry needling (to reduce nerve swelling and shooting pain)
  • Complex stretching protocols (to make the effects of your treatment last a LONG time)
  • Corrective movements (to improve the way the neck feels and show you how to take pain away before it becomes a problem)
  • Ergonomics advice (to reduce your need for treatments)

Myotherapy is effective for many musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Sciatica
  • Tmj dysfunction
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Tension and cervicogenic headache
  • Low back pain
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • ITB syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Neck pain
  • Disc bulge
  • Wry neck
  • Whiplash
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Bells Palsy
  • Glute med tendinopathy (Greater trochanteric syndrome or trochanteric bursitis)
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Achilles strain
  • Hamstring tension
  • Muscular overload syndromes (such as calf pain when running)

Myotherapy is an outcome based modality.  That means that we use evidence based practice to get the best result possible in the shortest number of consultations.

It is common to see a Myotherapist 3 or 4 times in a few weeks until your situation is resolved and the care strategy (home based solutions) have been implemented. 

How much does myotherapy cost?

A 30 minute consultation is $70

A 45 minute consultation is $90

A 60 minute consultation is $115

A comprehensive assessment to determine the cause of your pain.

Myotherapy techniques may include:

  • Expert targeted hands on therapy (deep tissue massage, joint mobilisations, tractions, nerve gliders and sliders)
  • Cutting edge technology for pain control (low level laser, electro needling)
  • Expert Dry Needling
  • Corrective exercises (intelligent TARGETTED exercise choices that show you how to take pain away without spending lots of time doing them)
  • Education – ergonomics advice, pain management strategies and methods to live as though your pain was not there.

A comprehensive assessment to determine the cause of your pain.

Myotherapy techniques may include:

  • Expert targeted hands on therapy (deep tissue massage, joint mobilisations, tractions, nerve gliders and sliders)
  • Cutting edge technology for pain control (low level laser, electro needling)
  • Expert Dry Needling
  • Corrective exercises (intelligent TARGETTED exercise choices that show you how to take pain away without spending lots of time doing them)
  • Education – ergonomics advice, pain management strategies and methods to live as though your pain was not there.

Myotherapy was invented in the early 1990’s at the Melbourne Institute of technology as a response to an overwhelming trend in other modalities treating 4-5 people at a time with the help of machines that had an effect of about 2 hours.  Myotherapy is about focused one on one hands on therapy with expert exercise solutions to RAPIDLY take pain away.  A myotherapists job is to effectively treat your pain in the fewest possible consultations (by showing you how to take your pain away yourself).

Myotherapy was invented in the early 1990’s at the Melbourne Institute of technology as a response to an overwhelming trend in other modalities treating 4-5 people at a time with the help of machines that had an effect of about 2 hours.  Myotherapy is about focused one on one hands on therapy with expert exercise solutions to RAPIDLY take pain away.  A myotherapists job is to effectively treat your pain in the fewest possible consultations (by showing you how to take your pain away yourself).

Myotherapy is perfectly safe throughout all stages of pregnancy.  It is safe to receive dry needling, low level laser and targeted manual therapy while pregnant.  The biggest modification to a myotherapy treatment will be positions treated in – side lying is the safest position for pregnant individuals.

Absolutely!  Myotherapy is perfectly safe throughout all stages of pregnancy.  It is safe to receive dry needling, low level laser and targeted manual therapy while pregnant.  The biggest modification to a myotherapy treatment will be positions treated in – side lying is the safest position for pregnant individuals.

Myotherapy is perfectly safe throughout all stages of pregnancy.  It is safe to receive dry needling, low level laser and targeted manual therapy while pregnant.  The biggest modification to a myotherapy treatment will be positions treated in – side lying is the safest position for pregnant individuals.  If you are experiencing low back pain, gluteal tension, pain in the front of the hips and of course – calf tension – get effective treatment from an EXPERT Myotherapist and feel more like yourself fast.

No – Myotherapy is not covered by Medicare, however if you have extras cover on your private health fund, a myotherapist can offer an on the spot rebate on your treatment.

Myotherapy is an evidence based form of manual medicine that utilises hands on therapy.

Myotherapy is all about empowerMENT of clients – quickly reducing pain and giving them the tools to take away pain.  Myotherapists do this by establishing what you want and need and then performing a comprehensive assessment of movement, soft tissue structures (muscles and tendons/ligaments), joints, nerve pathways and biomechanics.

Myotherapists have a broad toolkit using techniques from most clinical modalities.  Outcomes are achieved through improving movement using joint mobilisations, myofascial release, cold laser, dry needling, TENS and electro therapies, kinesio-taping, and other manual therapy techniques as well the use of therapeutic exercise.

Not usually.  Some Myotherapists in remote areas are registerd to provide NDIS cover.

Both modalities are hands on targeted pain relief and movement improvement.  A Myotherapist has advanced training in anatomy, pathology, exercise rehabilitation, psychological factors of pain management and a wide range of clinical tools from most clinical modalities.  Outcomes are achieved through improving movement using advanced  joint mobilisations, Expert myofascial release, cold laser, dry needling, TENS and electro therapies, kinesio-taping, and other manual therapy techniques as well the use of therapeutic exercise.

There are many similarities between Myotherapy and Physiotherapy.  Both modalities are:

  • evidence based
  • incorporate corrective exercise
  • involve hands on techniques such as joint mobilisation, nerve glides and myofascial release
  • are excellent choices for sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain.

A physio degree is at least 4 years and a myotherapy degree is 3 years.  A physio is trained to deal with conditions such as heart attack rehabilitation, cancer rehab, and post-partum injuries.  Whereas a Myotherapist only deals with sports injuries and what a physiotherapist refers to as private practice clients.  Myotherapy is an excellent choice for sports injuries and people who require one on one high focus 45 minute sessions or longer.

There are many similarities between Myotherapy and Physiotherapy.  Both modalities are:

  • evidence based
  • incorporate corrective exercise
  • involve hands on techniques such as joint mobilisation, nerve glides and myofascial release
  • are excellent choices for sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain.

A physio degree is at least 4 years and a myotherapy degree is 3 years.  A physio is trained to deal with conditions such as heart attack rehabilitation, cancer rehab, and post-partum injuries.  Whereas a Myotherapist only deals with sports injuries and what a physiotherapist refers to as private practice clients.  Myotherapy is an excellent choice for sports injuries and people who require one on one high focus 45 minute sessions or longer.

In Brisbane Knead Massage provides expert Myotherapy treatment for a range of musculoskeletal injuries including:

  • Sciatica
  • Tmj dysfunction
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Tension and cervicogenic headache
  • Low back pain
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • ITB syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Neck pain
  • Disc bulge
  • Wry neck
  • Whiplash
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Bells Palsy
  • Glute med tendinopathy (Greater trochanteric syndrome or trochanteric bursitis)
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Achilles strain
  • Hamstring tension
  • Muscular overload syndromes (such as calf pain when running)

During the COVID-19 lockdown Myotherapy was determined to be an essential service in Australia.

Yes, as long as you have extras as part of your private health insurance. It is best to check with your fund as to how they allocate Myotherapy. Many funds have it with Remedial massage. However, some funds will make it part of the Physiotherapy pool. Myotherapy does not have its own code on Hicaps, which means that if you claim via hicaps the funds are coming from your Remedial Massage allocation. If Myotherapy is in a different allocation you will need to claim directly with your fund to make full use of your insurance. Contact your fund and ask them how Myotherapy is allocated.

Sometimes people confuse Myotherapy and massage and they are similar in some ways. Myotherapy is a more advanced form of bodywork utilising detailed assessment and treatment of soft tissue, joint mobility, nerve pathways, physical capacity and bio mechanics. Myotherapy will involve some massage but also other techniques not normally used by massage therapists. An easier way to think of a Myotherapy treatment is a cross between physio (with more hands on treatment than most physio) and remedial massage. In a Myotherapy treatment you will always receive hands on treatment.

There are two levels of Myotherapy qualficiations, Advanced Diploma and Bachelor of Myotherapy (Health Science). Advanced Diploma takes around 18 months to complete and the Bachelor takes 3 years. Both Roger and Liza hold a Bachelor.

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Liza Markova

B.HSc – Clinical Myotherapy, Senior Remedial Therapist, Yoga Instructor

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Roger Morelli

B.HSc – Clinical Myotherapy, Senior Remedial Therapist, Lower Limb Specialist

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Meet Our Brisbane Myotherapists

Meet Our Brisbane Myotherapists