Understanding Myotherapy: Techniques and Tools for Soft Tissue Integrity and Pain Management.
Myotherapy uses a range of physical modalities with the intent to restore and maintain integrity of the soft tissue structures of the human body. Myotherapists locate, assess and treat lesions such as abnormal motor patterns, myofascial trigger points and adhesions within muscle and connective tissue. These lesions can adversely affect range of movement, flexibility, strength and efficiency of muscle action. They may also cause myofascial pain syndromes with accompanying tenderness both locally and in a characteristic pain pattern. In order to deactivate these muscle lesions your myotherapist may choose a number of techniques and tools such as:
- Soft tissue manipulation
- TENS Therapy
- Dry Needling
- Myofascial Stretching
- Cupping Therapy
- Joint Mobilisation
- Corrective Exercises
These modalities are applied in the preventive, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy.
The treatment provided by your myotherapist is complementary to that provided by other allied health practitioners, and may be used with other forms of treatment, either medical, physical or psychological.
Meet your Myotherapist.
Anne Margarette Martos
Anne is a qualified remedial massage therapist who holds an advanced diploma in myotherapy and has a keen interest in treating musculoskeletal conditions, including common neck, shoulder and back pains, to sporting and occupational injuries. She enjoys integrating myotherapy techniques to improve muscle pain and function and utilises a variety of modalities, such as, dry needling, cupping, myofascial release, joint mobilisation, PNF stretch and tens therapy.
Before embarking on a career in remedial therapy, Anne lived with debilitating headaches and massage therapy was one of the few treatments that could bring her relief. This experience ignited her passion to help people in their journey to live as pain-free, comfortable and happy as possible. Her compassionate nature and commitment to ongoing learning and professional development make her a trusted and respected therapist among her clients and colleagues.
Her main goal is to be a channel for her clients' healing processes while providing a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Outside of Kula, Anne is passionate about reading, music, beauty and Chinese Arts. She also enjoys Paint and Sip classes at the Gold Coast on Sundays.