Frequently Asked Questions
What are your opening hours?
We are opened Monday – Friday from 8am-7pm.
When should I see a Myotherapist
Myotherapy treatments are beneficial at any point during the corrective, rehabilitative or preventative stage of an injury. Certainly, if you’ve been experiencing any muscular pain for more than a few days. Symptoms may include a ‘deep ache’, ‘tightness’ or ‘tenderness’ in an area. Other symptoms can include stiffness, tingling or numbness, weakness, fatigue or a decreased range of motion.
What to should I expect from my initial consultation at Optimum Muscular Health?
Myotherapy treatments are also great as a preventative, with our postural and biomechanical assessments we can ensure you continue to function at an optimum level. We all know the old saying that “prevention is better than cure!”
At Optimum Muscular Health we believe that the key to treating effectively is determining the underlying causes of a symptom. Therefore a detailed assessment will be performed which will include the following:
- A detailed history of your presenting condition, a 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, utilising techniques such as muscle manipulation, myofascial release, dry needling, trigger point therapy, active/ passive stretching.
A personalised treatment plan will be developed for you outlining treatment, prevention or management of your condition. This may include postural correction, stretches or corrective exercises.
Do I need a referral to see a Myotherapist?
No, you are not required to get a referral, although many health professional will refer to Myotherapists for specific muscular treatment.
Does my health fund cover Myotherapy?
Yes, myotherapy is covered under the ‘ancillary’ or ‘extras’ cover of most major health funds. Check with your health fund as there are many different levels of cover. Hicaps is available for instant rebates with participating health funds.
Is Myotherapy covered under Workcover?
Yes. Myotherapy treatments are covered under Workcover. A referral from your GP is required prior to commencing treatment.
Do I have to work in the building to come and see you?
No. Although here at the Rialto we are very conveniently located for workers in the building anyone can come and see us.