Myotherapy in Melbourne CBD

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Health and Fitness Progressions are affiliated with the passionate Myotherapists at Optimum Muscular Health – offering solutions to your musculoskeletal injuries through holistic treatments and treatment plans.

By looking at the whole body rather than just the injury site, we are able to get to the root cause of a problem, helping you recover from injury, and prevent any recurrence in the future.

While massage is often associated with it’s benefits for relaxation, Myotherapy aims to treat pain caused by injuries or issues with your muscles or soft tissue. 

Myotherapists use a range of treatment techniques ranging from Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping, Dry Needling, Myofascial Release and stretching.

The benefits of Myotherapy include reduced joint and muscle pain/stiffness, increased mobility, flexibility and improved posture leading to injury prevention.

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When should I see a Myotherapist?

Myotherapy treatments are beneficial at any point during the preventative or rehabilitative stage of an injury and certainly, if you’ve been experiencing any muscular pain for more than a few days.  Symptoms may include stiffness, aching, numbness, tingling, weakness or fatigue.

Payment via hicaps

What should I expect from my initial consultation?

We believe the key to treating effectively is through asking the right questions.

Your Myotherapist will want to understand the detailed history of the symptoms you are feeling. They will then want to go through a series of assessments to determine which structures are under duress or not functioning properly. So, there will be a series of Q and A’s along with physical movement analysis.

This will look like:

  • Consulting the detailed history of your presenting condition.
  • Scoping your general medical history and any relevant information regarding occupation, activities, or previous injuries.
  • Postural and biomechanical screening of relevant areas.
  • Range of motion and muscle testing.

An effective hands-on treatment will follow at our Melbourne CBD location, utilising techniques such as Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping, Dry Needling, Myofascial Release and stretching.

A personalised plan will then be developed for you, outlining treatment and prevention/ management of your condition. This may include postural correction, stretches or corrective exercises.

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What type of pain or injuries is myotherapy used for?

As muscles are responsible for every movement that occurs in the body, a lot of things can, and do, go wrong when they aren’t functioning as they should.

Symptoms can range from pain and discomfort, to restrictions in range of motion.

Below are some of the common complaints that we treat:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot pain
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Ankle sprains
  • Shoulder pain
    • Shoulder impingements
    • Subacromial bursitis
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Biceps tendonitis
  • Postural related tightness
    • Rounded shoulders
    • Scoliosis
    • Swayback or lordosis
  • Sporting injuries
    • Muscle, ligament and cartilage strains/ tears – i.e. hamy strain, rolled ankle, MCL tear
    • Overuse injuries – ITB syndrome, runners knee, tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • General tightness
    • Neck
    • Shoulders
    • Hamstrings
    • Back
    • Calves
    • Hips
  • Hip Pain
  • Ligament strains/ tears
    • Patellofemoral tracking issues


Myotherapy massage benefits

Our mission is to help everyone who walks through our doors to live your best life. We all love to participate in a range of activities, travel and experience a great sense of wellbeing, therefore we know how frustrating it can be when pain, injury or work stresses impacts your general wellbeing or prevents you from participating in the activities that you love.

By assisting you to move better and feel better, we can get you back to your optimal health and wellbeing so you can enjoy life and participate in the activities that you love. Some of the benefits you will experience are:


What services are offered?

Myotherapy treatment is serviced includes a variety of modalities and corrective exercises:

Soft and deep tissue techniques

Soft and deep tissue massage techniques target your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue such as fascia. A muscle tissue massage includes a whole range of massage depths, pressures, and durations.

Myofascial release

Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy often used to treat myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues.

Myofascial dry needling

Dry needling (similar to acupuncture) is a treatment method where fine single use needles are inserted into altered or dysfunctional tissue to improve or restore function. Needles are usually inserted into taught bands of muscle or connective tissue that may be contributing to your pain and limiting free and relaxed movement.

Muscle Energy Technique

Muscle Energy Technique is a manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the patient to relax and lengthen muscles and normalise joint motion.

Joint mobilisation

Joint mobilisation is a manual therapy intervention, a type of straight-lined, passive movement of a skeletal joint that addresses arthrokinematic joint motion (joint gliding) rather than osteokinematic joint motion. It is usually aimed at a ‘target’ synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect.


Cupping is another tool we use to help release the myofascial layer of the soft tissue. Cupping helps to bring blood flow to these tissues and when used with active range of motion, helps to stretch the fascial lines of the body, and improve range of motion and muscular function.


Stretching is used to lengthen the muscles and connective tissue, actively or passively around joint segments, to improve range of motion and realign muscle fibres to promote optimal functioning.

Payment via hicaps

Myotherapy FAQ's

While massage is often associated with it’s benefits for relaxation, Myotherapy aims to treat pain caused by injuries or issues with your muscles or soft tissue.

Myotherapists use a range of treatment techniques ranging from Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping, Dry Needling, Myofascial Release and stretching.

Myotherapy can correct soft tissue pain through to muscle injuries – see our Myotherapy injuries and services to see how we can help you with your treatment.

Yes, myotherapy is covered under the ‘ancillary’ or ‘extras’ of most health funds. Check with your health fund provider as there are many different levels of cover. Hicaps (instant claiming) is available at Optimum Muscular Health.

No, you are not required to get a referral, although many health professionals will refer to Myotherapists for specific muscular treatment.

Yes, Myotherapy is covered under WorkCover. Myotherapy, under WorkCover does require a pre-approval from your insurance company and needs to be requested by your treating health professional.
A Myotherapy treatment under WorkCover requires payment at the time of your treatment according to our fee schedule.
You will receive a receipt and will then need to request a reimbursement from your insurance company.

We offer onsite HICAPS.  So, if you’re covered for extras health care you will only need to cover the gap.

HFP is a private community with a motto of being Healthy – Strong – Lean through a healthy lifestyle, nutrition and training program.

We offer a limited membership (60 members only) to our Melbourne CBD facilities, ensuring a like-minded community in your training peers.

At HFP you are not on your own as we are here to keep you accountable and champion you all the way.

How much does it cost?

Initial consultation: $109

  • 60 mins
  • In-depth history
  • Skeletal and postural assessment
  • Biomechanical and Range of motion testing
  • Muscle testing
  • Treatment
  • Stretching/ corrective exercises
  • Advice

Follow up consultation $99

  • 45 mins
  • Continuing treatment plan from the Initial consultation
  • Regular Maintenance

Long consultation $109

  • Continuing treatment plan from the Initial consultation
  • For complex, or extended treatment of concerns

What’s next?

Time to be pain free and move easier, discuss your muscle needs with your coach or get in touch with one of our myotherapists today via our enquiry form, or make an instant booking online.

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