Myo-fascial Therapy Fremantle area (Hilton)
Myo-Fascial Therapy treats muscle pain, stiffness and related health issues.
Myo-fascial therapy is a broad heading that covers several treatment techniques such as trigger point therapy, soft tissue massage, acupressure & fascia release; all used to treat muscle injury, pain and stiffness.
A trigger point is a hyper-irritable (contracted) band in the muscle or its fascia. In trigger point therapy, localised, deep pressure is applied to treat the contraction cycle. This restores full length to the muscle and re-establishes normal blood/lymph flow, allowing the injury to heal.
Fascia is the loose connective tissue that surrounds muscles. The release of this tissue is essential to enable the muscle to move freely.
Muscles have the ability to refer pain to other regions of the body. This can mimic or cause many common medical conditions.
Who benefits from myo-fascial trigger point therapy?
Anyone with the following conditions:
- Muscle pain or stiffness (neck, shoulder, chest, back, arms or legs)
- Pain may be sharp, dull, aching, shooting, tingling, numb or referred.
- Migraine and tension headache
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
- Persistent pain
- ‘Tennis elbow’
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) with trigger points (NOTE: myo-fascial trigger point therapy is not indicated for tender points present in FMS)
What to expect form myo-fascial trigger point therapy.
The Myo-fascial approach treats the cause of pain, not just the symptoms. It helps the body to heal injured tissue and restores normal movement and quality of life.
You can expect to:
- experience pain free movement
- gain ease in your daily activities
- have increased muscle strength
- feel relaxed and rejuvenated
To maintain long term relief it is essential to look at how the injury occurred. An occupational therapist is also interested in how the muscle injury and pain impacts on a person’s occupations (work, leisure, activities of daily living, sleep), relationships and quality of life.
Pain Management may also involve home exercises, activity pacing, sleep hygiene, stress management, relaxation therapy, work modification and environmental assessment.
Private health and Medicare rebates may be available to you.