Your future career
As a qualified myotherapist, you can work in a range of environments. You may work in hospitals, aged care facilities or other health organisations, or as part of a team at a multi-disciplinary practice. You have the option to be self-employed as a contractor to a private practice, and there are also opportunities in education, spas and health retreats, and sports clubs and teams.
Treat and prevent pain caused by myofascial or muscle dysfunction through physical therapy.
As a clinical myotherapist, you will treat a wide range of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. These can include sporting and occupational injuries, overuse syndrome, chronic back pain, muscle strains and joint pain. Using manual therapies that may include joint mobilisation, dry needling, soft tissue therapy and rehabilitative exercise, you will formulate and implement personalised treatment programs to reach positive health outcomes for your patients.
What do Clinical Myotherapists do?
- Assess, treat and manage physical pain associated with soft tissue injury and restricted joint mobility caused by myofascial or muscle dysfunction
- Conduct extensive examinations to diagnose conditions and devise personalised treatment plans
- Use manual therapies tailored to individual needs, ages and conditions, which may include trigger point therapy, corrective exercises, soft tissue manipulation and cupping
- Improve strength and mobility of muscles and joints, ultimately improving general function of the body