Every individual suffers from some kind or other musculoskeletal problems. Such problems are associated with mild to severe pain and very often immobility. Various forms of treatment are available if you have any such condition. In most of the serious and chronic cases, surgery is the last option to get rid of the trouble. But, surgery! Oh, no, that is a very painful procedure and that require hospitalization. All these must be your concern. You need not worry; you can be cured with an effective alternative to surgery. Yes. You can undergo myotherapy under a well-trained and most practicing myotherapist.
What Is Myotherapy?
Well, the therapy is defined as a branch of manual therapy, which is focused on treating and rehabilitating patients from musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. The therapy is applied very successfully in treating acute, chronic cases and as well as in preventive managements. The therapy was developed by Bonnie Pruden, an American, in the year 1976 and proved to be very effective and curative therapy for all types of musculoskeletal conditions resulted due to poor biomechanics, improper posture, and injuries, including sports injury.
A trained myotherapist takes into account all of the aspects including occupational and psychological apart from physical condition, of a patient while treating him. You can avert surgery by opting for myotherapy.
Which Specific Conditions Are Successfully Treated?
All most all neuro and musculoskeletal conditions are treated with great success rate. Following are some of the conditions with which patients frequently visits a myotherapy clinics:
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow.
- Shoulder dislocation
- Knee injuries.
- Wryneck, neck pains, and Headaches.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
- Muscle strains and sprains.
- Lower back pain.
- Neuromuscular spasms.
What Are Treatment Procedures?
This is a non-invasive procedure of relieving pain associated with nerve, muscle, bone, tendon, ligament all other related soft tissues of the body part you have the problem. The therapy covers following points:
- A thorough history of the patient.
- Assessment of gait and movements.
- Close observations of all associated tissues and organs by palpation.
- Clinical tests from orthopaedic and neurologic point of view.
- Assessment of postures.
Most part of the therapy is carried out using hands-on techniques. Such manual techniques include massaging and application of focused pressure by palms, fingers, knuckles, and elbows. Application of cold, heat, Uses of ultrasound, lasers, infrared rays, TEN machines, rehabilitation aids are common for a successful corrective myotherapy.
Other procedures include:
- Active and passive muscle stretching.
- Muscle energy techniques or METS.
- Acupuncture or dry needling.
Treatment sessions last for an hour or so. And you may expect to feel result of the therapy after two to three such sessions.
How Beneficial The Therapy Is?
Well, when you are examined by a reputed myotherapist and the cause of your problem is established, successful treatment and reduction of symptoms are the matter of few sessions of myotherapy with your cooperation. The guidance and advice by the therapist will prevent the occurrence of such trouble for you in future. In fact, it is always better to go for corrective myotherapy in case you have any kind of pain or advised surgery to eliminate pain and swelling, acute or chronic. You may be advised to take care of certain issues at your own to prevent recurrence or developing similar problems on your other body part.
What Would Be My Role In The Therapy?
You may be advised to do hot compress, apply cold pack, posture corrections, and change in lifestyle, stretching, and exercises. All these are the part of treatment and prevention that you can do at your home or at office, without visiting the clinic every day. The therapist may teach you how to do meditation, and also teach you relaxation techniques, and self-massaging procedures, those are valuable from health point of view.
So, you should prefer corrective myotherapy over surgery as the therapy is non-invasive and you need not remain bedridden with loads of medicines, those inevitably have serious side effects on your body.