Do I need a GP referral to see a Myotherapist?

Myotherapists & Remedial Massage Therapists assess muscular dysfunctions and soft tissue-related injuries with assessment and hands-on treatment. Soft tissue techniques used include: trigger point therapy, myofascial release, dry-needling, contract/relax stretching ,taping and strengthening exercises.

A few common issues Myotherapists deal with include:

Non-specific Low Back Pain:
Unfortunately a lot of us will experience some sort of back pain during our lifetimes. Our busy lifestyles, moving less and viewing our health as a secondary priority can all contribute to back pain. Luckily, many back pain issues will not require imaging to determine the cause. After thorough assessment your Myotherapist can determine whether your pain is skeletal, neural or muscular. Myotherapy will treat the cause of your pain, by manually releasing tight, overactive muscles and determine which muscles can be strengthened for stability and prevention of re-injury.

Nerve Pain:
There are certain muscles in our bodies which, when overworked (or tight), can place pressure on the Neural Pathways. Your Myotherapist will assess your movements, posture and nerves to find which nerves are feeling trapped. Using soft tissue treatment will release the surrounding muscles and set them free. Useful movements and exercises which you can do at home will also be provided to help keep them from getting stuck again.

Shoulder Pain:
To relieve the sharp “catching” sensation experienced by certain, or all, movements your Myotherapist can manually release muscle tension. Freeing tension around the chest and shoulder will encourage the shoulder blade to rotate more smoothly. After improving the range of movement through the shoulder, a Myotherapist will provide home exercises to encourage strengthening of the muscles and pain-free movement.

So Do I Need a Referral?

At Boost, our practitioners and the medical community want to help our patients get back to their fully functional capacity. GP’s know from past experience that Myotherapy has proven a great source of pain relief for their patients. They will often recommend their patients receive Myotherapy treatment to decrease or alleviate muscular and joint pain or discomfort. Our practitioners keep the GP’s up-to-date with their patient’s well-being and progress to ensure the best outcomes all round. So no, you don’t need a GP referral to see a Myotherapist. Call us at the clinic and book in today.

Do I Need a GP Referral To See A Myotherapist

What our clients are saying about us

Bree BrittBree Britt
05:41 22 May 24
Mehar was fabulous! Not only was she warm, welcoming and funny, but professional and thorough.From the moment I walked in I felt well supported. She was able to identify what was going on, factoring in older ailments, and provide me with a treatment plan and options.Her focus was on sustainable changes and support moving forward, and I had a written plan and clear explanations and clarifications on everything. I never felt like she was encouraging me to need to come back unnecessarily.It took a few visits, and each time was met with the same warmth and professionalism. I got consistent progress and feel so much better now, even though it's a few months on from when I last saw her.It's very clear she is wonderful at what she does, thinks about the whole person and I would definitely recommend her to others considering needing podiatry support.
Rose StewartRose Stewart
02:32 14 May 24
The whole client therapist experience has been amazing. My Myotherapist provided me with a detailed plan to ensure my progress to meet my goals as well as addressing my issues of pain.Each follow up session is reviewed, discussed and any changes added/deleted or modified.The timely reminders and follow up from the clinic and experience with the Client Experience Officers have been always polite and friendly.
Patrick MonahanPatrick Monahan
00:37 13 May 24
Mehar Sandhu has been an absolute delight. She is very professional in her treatment and most personable and friendly to deal with.
Yolanda OppyYolanda Oppy
03:13 10 May 24
Ezyk ArtistEzyk Artist
00:07 19 Apr 24
I've been coming here exclusively since my first consultation. I've had constant shoulder and arm pain from my line of work; the exercises my physio, Carina provided are easy to remember, not time consuming and super effective!Bonus: the space feels super clean and calming - highly recommend coming here
Natasha KhongNatasha Khong
23:58 22 Mar 24
I had a great experience here. The gym was well equipped and the atmosphere of the clinic was amazing. I had Carina, who was very knowledgeable about my injury and helped construct a great solution plan! Her manner was beautiful and she had great energy. Definitely recommend!
Annabel ChandlerAnnabel Chandler
20:28 14 Mar 24
I’ve been seeing Talia for a few weeks now for treatment on my shoulder bursitis. From day 1 she was great! She explained everything about my condition to me and what she wanted to do which helped me visualise my own recovery. Could not recommend her enough.
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