Frequently asked questions
What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management of Musculoskeletal conditions, which may cause muscular dysfunction and pain thus affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapists utilise a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia).
What does a Myotherapist do?
A Myotherapy consultation will typically commence with a thorough medical history taking followed by various muscle, joint and neurological testing. Combined with manuel palpation of muscles and joints, a Myotherapist aims to identify the cause of your pain to ensure quick, effective and long lasting results.
What conditions can a Myotherapist treat?
Myotherapist treat the cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. Some examples of commonly treated conditions by a Myotheraist are:
When should I see a Myotherapist?
Most people seek Myotherapy treatment when suffering with ongoing pain. Seeking treatment during the acute stage (3 months or less) of injury is preferable for an increased possibility of a quick recovery of the injury.
Can I claim on my Private Health Fund?
A recognised and registered Myotherapist treatments are covered by Health Funds. Patients must check with their Health Fund extras to ensure they have cover.
Do I need a referal to see a Myotherapist?
A referral letter is not necessary to see a Myotherapist. Most Myotherapist work in Private Practice or in Multidisciplinary Allied Health Clinics.
Can I see a Myotherapist during pregnancy?
Myotherapy provides many benefits for the mother-to-be. It is safe to commence treatment from 7 weeks pregnant in an unproblematic pregnancy. However, in some circumstances such as a high-risk pregnancy we would recommend waiting for the 1st trimester (12 weeks) is complete before commencing treatment.
Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Diploma of Social Science
Registered Member of Myotherapy Association of Australia
Balwyn North Clinic
279 Doncaster Road
Balwyn North Vic 3104
Sue Mickelburough, Registered Myotherapist
Sue has been practising as a Myotherapist for 11 years and over this time has loved helping patients achieve their health and wellbeing goals.
She has spent her career working alongside other modalities such as Chiropractors, Dieticians, Psychologists, Exercise Physiologists and Speech Pathologists. This has given her a solid foundation of working in a team of allied health professionals, bringing a holistic approach to our patients that entrust their wellbeing and health goals to us.
We believe when you treat in a holistic and well-rounded manner, it helps
clients to consistently feel their best, improve performance, avoid injury and move through life with increased Range of Motion and decrease in pain levels.
Sue enjoys working with patients of all ages and from all walks of life. She understands that every body is different, and during her treatments will incorporate a range of techniques best suited to each individual, including, soft & deep tissue work, dry needling, myo-fascial release, mobility techniques, cupping, and advice for at-home care.
Even though Sue has treated many conditions from back and hip pain, tennis elbow, and frozen shoulder to pregnancy and relaxation, she has found a particular interest in Stress related pain, Neck pain and Headache treatments
"Prevention is better than cure"
So we look forward to treating you in the near future.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything".
- Lao Tzu