Our Services

Myotherapy

Myotherapy consultations in Ocean Grove

If you are suffering from musculoskeletal pain, injuries, or dysfunctions that are having an impact on your movement and/or mobility, then myotherapy may be just what you need. Myotherapy involves the assessment and treatment of these conditions and is used in all stages of therapy to restore and maintain the integrity and correct functioning of soft issues.

Myotherapy techniques

When you visit Ocean Grove Allied Health Clinic, your myotherapist will use a range of techniques, based on your individual situation. These techniques can include:

  • Massage
  • Gentle joint mobilisation
  • Myofascial release
  • Myofascial dry needling
  • Tens machine – electrical stimulation
  • Exercise prescription
  • Stretching
  • Cupping
  • Taping/strapping
  • Heat/cold therapy

 

Myotherapy can treat

  • Sporting and occupational injuries
  • Postural issues
  • Joint and vertebral dysfunction and pain
  • Acute and chronic conditions affecting function and mobility
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Overuse injuries (tendonitis, RSI, tennis/golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain (impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder)
  • Bursitis
  • Hand and finger pain or numbness
  • Knee, leg and foot pain (Plantar Fasciitis, shin splints, knee pain, ankle sprains)
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Pain and dysfunction associated with stress and tension

Your myotherapy consultation

When you arrive for your initial consultation, we will need you to complete a health history form and dry needling consent form. Following this, your myotherapist will talk you through your medical history and reasons for treatment.

After this, you will undergo an assessment that looks at postural, functional movement, and palpation, to further determine what areas require treatment. Once the assessment is complete, your myotherapist will discuss treatment options and plans, working in conjunction with your desires to formulate the most appropriate treatment plan. Once everything has been confirmed, we will begin physical treatment.

Please note that pending the results of your assessment, multiple modalities may be used.

What do I need to bring?

  • Any medical reports or relevant papers
  • Private health insurance card (if possible)

What do I need to wear?

You may be required to move around and undress during your appointment so please wear appropriate underwear and comfortable clothing that you can move in.

We simply ask that you do not wear jeans (this makes assessment difficult), or racer back bras if here for upper body treatments.

Our Team

Ellina Armstrong

Ellina holds both a diploma of Remedial Massage and an advanced diploma in Myotherapy.  She is also trained in dry needling and cupping which compliments both Remedial Massage and Myotherapy.

Ellina grew up on the Bellarine Peninsula and enjoys water sports including wakeboarding and jet skiing.  She is also a dedicated Geelong Cats supporter.

Ellina has a passion for helping people overcome and manage pain.

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