Myotherapy and Remedial Massage are vital recovery tools and an important part of injury management and prevention. John has a great deal of experience treating all forms of injuries, whether it is a niggle in a weekend warrior or helping managing the needs of an elite athlete. Myotherapy and Remedial Massage are predominately soft tissue therapies but occasionally may perform muscle and joint stretching techniques, dry needling and/or cupping.
What we treat?
• Tendinopathies (Tendinitis/Tendinosis)
• Muscle Strains
• Stress Fractures (Rehabilitation)
• Hip and Groin Pain
• Shoulder Pain
• Pubic Biomechanical Overload Syndrome (Osteitis Pubis)
• Ligament Sprains and Tears
• Knee Pain
• Ankle and Foot Pain (Plantar Faciitis)
• Compartment Syndromes
• Low Back Pain
• Neck Pain
• Radicular Pain (Nerve Pain/Referral)
• Neck and Shoulder Pain
• Mid and Low-Back Pain
• TMJ/Jaw Disorders
• Upper Limb Nerve Referral
• Lower Limb Nerve Referral (Sciatica)
What to Bring?
• Loose Fitting Clothing/Clothing suitable for exercise
• Any pertinent scans, images or reports
• Any sporting equipment that may be involved in your condition
Q. What should I expect in my first Massage/Myotherapy session?
Initial consultations normally involve a general health screen, which encompass detailed health history questions, postural assessment and muscle and orthopaedic testing. The time taken to conduct the screen will vary depending on your presenting condition but last between 5 to 15 minutes. This is followed by the soft tissue treatment, which is personalised to your individual needs and health goals, then completed with some take home advice, which may include stretching or exercise tips. Your follow up sessions and progress are generally outlined for you at the end of each consultation.
Q. How long should I book my session for?
We highly recommend your first consultation with a Myotherapist to be booked as a 45 minute or 60 minute session. Generally, once you’ve had your initial consultation, follow up sessions may be reduced by your practitioner to 30 minutes for known neck & shoulder problems, 45 minutes for back, neck & shoulder problems and 60 minutes for more in-depth issues relating to your shoulders, back, hip & knees.
We suggest you speak to a practitioner who understands your health history to determine how long your session time should be.
Q. Is it normal to feel sore after a Myotherapy/Massage session?
Clients may sometimes feel muscle tenderness or a feeling similar to delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after a deep tissue massage. The soreness is often a result of the inflammation process that has been brought on by vigorous soft tissue work. Normally, the soreness will feel different to the initial pain and will settle down after 2 or 3 days. We suggest you contact your practitioner if you experience pain for longer than this after a massage. Once this occasional soreness settles down, your symptoms will most likely have improved.
Q. Do I need a referral for remedial Massage or Myotherapy?
No, but it may help. If you are coming in with an existing injury or illness which has been diagnosed by a health professional such as your GP or Osteopath, we find a referral letter can help us to plan the most suitable Myotherapy/Massage session for you.
Costs and Times:
30 Minute Consultation – $60
45 Minute Consultation – $72
60 Minute Consultation – $85