Clinical Myotherapy in a nutshell

Thank you for considering MyoThrive to take care of your muscle, nerve and joint health! Myotherapy in a nutshell? We alleviate pain and restriction of muscle, joint and nerve. Our services compliment Chiropractic really nicely as Chiro work on manipulating the actual joint, we aim to support the joint by working on the surrounding tissues, releasing trigger points in tight or weak muscles and then complementing treatment with strength, movement and stretching type exercises depending on what we have ascertained with help the most within our assessment and treatment phases.

What are the Benefits of Myotherapy?

  • Myotherapy identifies the source of the problem and provides lasting relief from pain
  • It Increases movement and flexibility
  • It increases strength and function
  • Drug free
  • Cost effective – acute conditions are generally alleviated after only a few visits
  • Only pay the gap with HICAPs for approved private health fund providers

What Conditions does Myotherapy Treat?

Myotherapy can help with a variety of pain and conditions in relation to joint, muscle and nerve. We treat pain and conditions caused by trauma, posture and overuse. We treat problems relating to occupation, sporting and recreational activities.

Commonly treated pain and conditions:

  • Tight muscles from gym, boot-camp or sport
  • Torn muscle
  • Torn tendon acute or chronic (grade 1-2)
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Poor posture from computer work
  • Overuse injury from computer work
  • Sporting and recreational activity injuries
  • Disc Bulge
  • Facet joint irritation
  • Arthritis

 

  • Sciatica and other pinched nerves in the neck and back
  • Scoliosis and Kyphosis of the spine
  • Knee pain or clicking
  • Ankle pain or clicking
  • Hip pain or clicking
  • Groin pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Tennis and Golfers elbow
  • Shoulder dysfunction or pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pregnancy associated pain such as SIJ pain

What are the Treatment Options?

We have a wide range of treatment tools ranging from dry needling to newer movement therapy techniques, to pain and injury massage. This allows us to vary your treatment to get the best possible result.

Techniques List
  • Pressure Point Therapy
  • Pain and Injury Massage
  • Dry-Needling aka myofascial acupuncture
  • Electro-needling
  • Hot and Cold packs
  • Movement Therapy
  • Joint and Myosfacial mobilisation
  • Active cupping
  • Ice massage
  • Taping techniques

Techniques Explained
Dry Needling / Myofascial Acupuncture

Dry Needling (also known as myofascial acupuncture) is where we use an acupuncture needle to deactivate a trigger point in the muscle. It works by creating an immediate response from the nervous system that overrides the pain and contraction cycle. Most of our patients find it more effective than other treatment techniques.

Our Myotherapists have received extensive university level training in dry needling so you can rest assured we are the best in the business at myofascial acupuncture!

Trigger Point Therapy & Pain and Injury Massage

Trigger Point Therapy is where we apply pressure directly to an active trigger point. There are various techniques such as increasing pressure as the pain reduces and gently bouncing between firm and light pressure. In similar fashion to the dry needling; the trigger point therapy sends signals to the brain that overrides the pain and contraction cycle.

We may also use pain and injury massage. It’s similar to remedial massage and sports massage as a technique however we target the treatment to the specific area that’s needed. This means we don’t waste your time massaging parts that don’t really need it and it means you will see results quicker!

Movement Therapy

All our customers receive a movement or two that will help to continue to treat their pain at home. This might be a movement to promote better posture, to retrain a common action or to activate a muscle or group of muscles that’s gotten lazy just to name a few. Our treatment will help you but the real magic happens when you take our movement advice and apply it to your life!

Active Myofascial Cupping

As the name suggest active myofascial cupping involves movement combined with the suction cups. Sometimes we move the cup itself, other times we move your body. We use it to lift the superficial tissues which then allows the deeper muscle to relax. It’s very effective on shoulders, ITBs, backs and calves to name a few.

Rob Montagnese

Clinical Myotherapist / Remedial Massage Therapist

Rob has completed his Bachelor of Health Science - Clinical Myotherapy at the Southern School of Natural Therapies. He enjoys using skills such as dry needling, cupping and rehab exercise as well as remedial massage type techniques. Rob is currently working with Melbourne Victory Soccer Club on elite athletes to keep them at the top of their game. He has also completed training in Strength and Conditioning.

The combination of his passion for sports (particularly soccer), significant injuries playing and many hours of rehabilitation lead him down the path of wanting to help others with their musculoskeletal pains & injuries.

Rob has worked at a gym as a sports therapist & at football & soccer clubs where he has completed his Level 1 Sports trainer qualification.

If you need relief from tendinopathy, lower body injury or low back pain then you're in great hands. This is Rob's area of passion where he enjoys using a combination of manual therapies & exercise rehabilitation to get you on your way to being pain free & achieve your functional goals.

When Rob isn’t treating he is hanging out with friends, playing soccer and snowboarding.

Current Availability
  • Glen Iris: Thursday
  • Mount Waverley: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Booking Link for Glen Iris Only: https://waverleymyotherapyclinic.au1.cliniko.com/bookings?business_id=94625#service

For other locations and services click here: https://myothrive.com.au/booking/

Can I use Private Health Insurance?

Short answer, Yes. Long answer? You need to check with your private health insurer if your cover allows rebates for Myotherapy. All practitioners at WMC are covered for rebates and we conveniently have HICAPs so you will only have to pay the gap.

Please note: some providers rebate for Myotherapy within another category such as Natural Therapies or Remedial Massage. Please also check your annual limits.

The Following Funds currently rebate for Myotherapy treatments

Australian Unity – www.australianunity.com.au

Australian County Health – www.ahm.com.au

A.C.A. Health Benefits – www.acahealth.com.au

Budget Direct – www.budgetdirect.com.au/private-health-insurance.html

CBHS Friendly Society – www.cbhs.com.au

Cessnock District Health – www.cdhbf.com.au

CUA Health Limited – www.cua.com.au

Defence Health – www.defencehealth.com.au

Doctors Health Fund – www.doctorshealthfund.com.au

Fit Health Insurance – www.fithealthinsurance.com.au

Frank Health Insurance – www.frankhealthinsurance.com.au

GMF Health – www.gmf.com.au

GMHBA – www.gmhba.com.au

GU Health (formerly Grand United) – www.guhealth.com.au

Government Employees Fund (AHM) – www.ahm.com.au

BUPA – www.bupa.com.au

Read the BUPA Ancillary Provider Terms for Natural Therapies

Health Care Insurance Ltd – www.hciltd.com.au

Health.com.au Pty Ltd – www.health.com.au

HBF – www.hbf.com.au

Health Partners – www.healthpartners.com.au

HIF WA – www.hif.com.au

Latrobe Health Services (Federation Health) – www.latrobehealth.com.au

MBF (BUPA) – www.mbf.com.au

Medibank Private – www.medibank.com.au
Read the Medibank requirements for recognised providers

HCF – www.hcf.com.au

Mildura District Health Fund – www.mdhf.com.au

Mutual Health – www.ahm.com.au

NIB Health – www.nib.com.au

Onemedifund – www.onemedifund.com.au

Peoplecare Health Insurance – www.peoplecare.com.au

Navy Health Fund – www.navyhealth.com.au

Phoenix Health Fund – www.phoenixhealthfund.com.au

Police Health Fund – www.policehealth.com.au

Queensland Country Health Ltd – www.qldcountryhealth.com.au

Railway & Transport Health Fund Ltd – www.rthealthfund.com.au

Reserve Bank Health Society Ltd – www.myrbhs.com.au

RT Health Fund – www.rthealth.com.au

Senior Advantage – www.ahm.com.au

St Lukes Health – www.stlukes.com.au

Teachers Federation Health Society – www.teachershealth.com.au

Transport Health – www.transporthealth.com.au

Teachers Union Health – www.tuh.com.au

Westfund – www.westfund.com.au