What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a method for relieving pain based on the application of pressure at trigger points throughout the body. Trigger points are defined as hypersensitive places in the muscles that cause pain in response to undue stress. They may be triggered by occupational or other injuries as well as by disease, physical stress, and emotional stress. Trigger points rarely occur in the same place where the pain is felt. Myotherapy is founded on the notion that relief of tension in the muscle followed by revitalisation of the relieved muscle through stretching, promotes healing and reduces the disposition of the muscle and the nerve to cause further pain.
It can help people suffering from many types of head, back, and neck pain. It also relieves the discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. Patients suffering from multiple sclerosis experience reductions in swelling.
Athletes may experience enhanced performance.
By applying pressure at strategic nerve locations called trigger points, muscle spasms go away. Pain can disappear and relax the muscles associated with the specific discomfort. The therapist first locates and diffuses the trigger points of pain through applying pressure. A series of exercises to progressively stretch the muscles that have been relaxed by the pressure therapy.
How to gain ANTA Accreditation in Myotherapy?
Here are a few tips to help you gain accreditation with ANTA as a Myotherapist.
- Review our recognised courses to obtain information on colleges and courses ANTA recognises for accreditation
- Download a Membership Application form, fully complete and post into ANTA
- Ensure you have certified copies of your qualifications and academic records
- Use the applicants checklist within the application to ensure fully completed
ANTA Recognised Myotherapy Courses» Victoria
ANTA's Scope and Standards of Practice
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The Natural Therapist
Issue: 28 No. 1 | Mar, 2013
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