I am a Myotherapist who uses a holistic approach to understand and treat the cause of your musculoskeletal condition.With today’s lifestyle multiple factors are involved when we consider movement dysfunction and pain. Every individual holds and uses their body differently depending on what they need/want to achieve; whether that be walking or surfing. When the body uses a certain inefficient pattern which has been habituated it can lead to pain.Treatment can target what is causing the pain whilst understanding and education can be used to maintain results from treatment and motivate you towards reduced pain and improved mobility, stability and strength.I have a special interest in treating chronicity and being able to see an individual experiencing walking without pain for the first time in years or such reduced headaches that an individual can do daily tasks again.I also have a background in sports massage in AFL, NRL and futsal and treating for injury prevention and for performance.
Our Myotherapists will perform an initial assessment on you, to gain a better understanding of your injury/ dysfunction. By using evidence based treatment strategies, we can ensure that all treatments are backed by scientific research ensuring successful reduction in your pain and/or dysfunction. A Myotherapy consultation will typically commence with thorough history taking followed by various muscle, joint and neurological testing. Combined with manual palpation of muscles and joints, aim to identify the cause of one’s pain to ensure quick, effective and long lasting results.
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Shenae has recently completed her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. Shenae has now added cupping and myofascial dry needling to her skills.
Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, which may cause muscular dysfunction and the pain thus affecting movement & mobility. Myotherapists utilize a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia). They also employ various soft tissue manipulation techniques, together with other modalities such as: trigger point therapy, dry needling, deep tissue massage, hot and cold therapies, passive/active muscle stretching and corrective or rehabilitative exercises. A Myotherapist aims to identify the cause of one’s pain to ensure quick, effective and long lasting results.
Cupping massage therapy can be traced back to Traditional Chinese Medicine and was initially used to bring blood flow, reduce stagnation in the blood and relieve pain. I use a modern technique called Myofascial Cupping or Gliding Cupping. The cups stay on the body with a small amount of vacuum suction and are moved around the body in a gliding movement using oil. This technique also reduces the marking seen in stagnant cupping. Cupping can be used to treat pain associated with a range of musculoskeletal conditions and can be used to:
Relax the body and affected muscles
Improve blood flow
Stimulate the lymphatic system
Reduce local pain
Dry needling is the process of using acupuncture needles to treat myofascial pain and musculoskeletal conditions. This is a form of intramuscular stimulation and when used has been shown to reduce pain and improve function and range of movement. The needles used are very thin and are rarely felt in most applications. In areas of heightened sensitivity a twitch or cramping sensation may be felt, however this is a short lasting sensation and is followed by relaxation of the muscle. Dry needling can help with:
Improving sleep and relaxation
Improving range of movement
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Welcome back to Therapist Thursdays! Our first therapist we are featuring for the new year is our Myotherapist Jake Griffin. Jake has completed his advance diploma in Myotherapy, Diploma in Remedial Massage and Cert 4. in fitness. Jake has special interests in treating chronic neck and shoulder pain, if this is something you suffer with then Jake is the Therapist for you! Jake is currently undertaking further study in a Bachelor of Health Science of Musculoskeletal Therapy. “I believe each and every person has the ability to make a change for the better simply by taking responsibility of their own body and mindset. As both a remedial and myotherapist it is my job to support my clients through this change with ongoing education, active movement rehabilitation, soft tissue therapy, and motivation” To book in to see Jake either give us a call on 3263 5001 or book online through our website! #myotherapy #musculoskletaltherapy#remedialtherapist #brisbane#northsidemassage#northsidemassageandnaturaltherapiescentre #aspley #massage #chronicpain#rehabilitation #healthscience #fitness#neckpain #shoulderpain #brisbanetherapist
Lower back pain is a common condition with it estimated that around 70-90% of Australians will suffer from lower back pain in some form at some point of their life. It can be related to number of conditions or diseases which include posture, work place or sporting injuries, scoliosis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and numerous genetic conditions.
Regular Remedial or Myotherapy treatments can help ease some of the muscular pain by using techniques such as deep and soft tissue massage, trigger point therapy, cupping and dry needling. Releasing the large muscles around the spine, gluts, hip flexors and hamstrings, can help improve muscle tone and release pressure on the nerves around the spine which send the pain signals to the brain. Remedial massage will also help improve posture and flexibility, which in turn can reduce pain in the lower back.
Does remedial massage hurt?
For muscles holding a lot tension, deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy can initially be quite painful. Most people describe the pain being felt as a “good pain”, as it slowly eases off when the muscles relax.
If the body is not used to deep tissue massage, it is expected to feel a bit like you’ve just done a heavy weight session in the muscles worked on, however they should start to feel a lot better within 1 to 2 days.
The key to recovery for any injury is maintenance and keeping up with regular massage will help keep your muscles in check by improving blood supply and tensions within the muscles.
To book an appointment Call 3263 5001 or click on the bookings link on the website.
Northside Massage & Natural Therapies
9/1344 Gympie Road
Aspley, North Brisbane