Frequently Asked Questions
We often get asked a range of questions before, during and after our myotherapy & remedial massage consultations and are pleased to be able to provide answers to many of these questions below.
For anything not listed below please send us a message or speak to one of our friendly staff at your next appointment or call us on 0422 580 035 for more information.
Do I need a referral to see a Myotherapist?
No, it is not necessary to have a referral to see a Myotherapist.
However many doctors and other health professionals will refer patients to a Myotherapist for specialised treatment such as muscle tears, sprains, strains, headaches and even back related disc issues.
Can I claim Myotherapy from my Private Health Fund?
Myotherapy treatment is covered under the extras cover of most major health insurers. However there are over 100 different health funds and various levels of cover so it is recommended that you check with your health fund first.
Our clinic offers HICAPS facility onsite.
It is rare, but in some cases health funds do not recognise Myotherapy, and in this case you can claim under remedial massage.
Why do we also recommend other health professionals?
People often wonder what is the best therapy or service for my condition, in some cases we will refer to other allied health professionals.
All therapies have a role in the health of the body and we have found Myotherapy has been able to play a supportive part in many injuries, it can be effective as a standalone treatment or as part of one that can work in with many other health care practitioners such as physiotherapists and/or chiropractors.
The aims of Myotherapy treatment are to restore or maintain normal muscular integrity, strength, flexibility, and decrease pain.
In line with one of the fundamental aspects of Pilates, at MyoActive Myotherapy and Massage Therapy we believe that the body operates as a whole unit. In our consultations we assess and then treat the body in it’s entirety, rather than isolating sections. Several different muscle groups are engaged simultaneously when conducting a given movement to enable this to be executed with support and control.
For the body to move in an ideal smooth and fluid manner the body must be correctly aligned and myotherapy treatment can help you achieve this.
For example; maintaining neutral pelvic alignment is an essential part of your Pilates training. If one group of muscles is in a tight and/or shortened state, it may make it more difficult for you to be able to sustain such a posture.
Myotherapy treatment can assist in restoring ideal muscle length. Soft tissue treatment helps improve your joint mobility and then the increased range of motion that results, can enhance the effects of your Pilates training.
Similarly when visiting a chiropractor, it may be beneficial to have your muscles released in order to assist with your chiropractic session.
Jayden our head Myotherapist is experienced in working alongside many other practitioners. He worked alongside multiple Chiropractors for 4 years. He also worked alongside West Coast Eagles in the AFL and many elite commonwealth game and olympic athletes.
We have a wide range of excellent health care practitioners of whom we can refer you to if we feel you may benefit from this course of action.
At MyoActive Myotherapy, we believe that our follow up and taking charge of your case will mean a better outcome for you!
Are you open due to COVID-19?
At MyoActive, we are now open taking myotherapy consultations.
Actions which we are taking include:
1. Ensure that the service provided is critical at this time for patient health care and the safety of clinical staff, particularly if patients are elderly or have pre-existing medical conditions.
2. Can the patient undertake any of the actions themselves? Can the length or frequency of the procedure be modified?
3. Any clients and staff, visitors will be sent home if unwell.
4. Take all the actions listed above under Actions for an organisation, workplace or venue. (see https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-transmissi…)
5. Keep windows open where possible, adjust air conditioning to increase air flow, leave doors open post treatment.
6. While clients and patients are waiting ensure separation of 1.5 metres.
7. Always use a hand sanitiser before and after providing the procedure/service, or wash hands with soap and water.
8. Clean and disinfect surfaces (and equipment) touched by the patient/ client immediately after the service has been provided.
9. Display a clear sign for patients/clients to read on entry or provide information handouts about how you are going to protect their safety and your own.
10. Plan ways to enable physical distancing of 1.5m to reduce in-person contact.
11. Display education materials that can be downloaded and printed from the coronavirus (COVID-19) section on the website.
12. Keep staff, volunteers and clients informed of the actions you are taking.
Donating Blood after having Dry Needling Treatment
If you are a blood donor it is important to note that the Blood Bank have strict requirements for donating blood after you receive dry needling treatments.
They require you to not donate blood with in 24 hrs of having a treatment and that the treatment be performed by a qualified therapist who is registered with a governing body and only uses single use needles.
All MyoActive Myotherapist are qualified, registered and fully comply with all health and safety requirements. The only thing you need to monitor is the 24 hour window to satisfy the requirements of the blood donation services.