myotherapy for chronic pain

Managing Long-Term Chronic Pain with Myotherapy at Essendon Natural Health

February 4, 2024

Chronic pain is a prevalent and often debilitating condition, affecting the lives of many. At Essendon Natural Health, we understand the complexities and challenges of living with long-term pain. This is where myotherapy, a form of physical therapy, comes into the picture. As one of the leading providers of myotherapy in Melbourne, we offer a holistic approach to managing chronic pain, tailored to each individual’s needs.


What is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is a branch of manual therapy that focuses on the treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. It involves an extensive physical evaluation and an integrated therapeutic approach in treating affected muscles, joints, and nerves. Myotherapy encompasses a range of techniques including massage, trigger point therapy, dry needling, and corrective exercises.


How Does Myotherapy Help in Alleviating Long-Term Pain?

Myotherapy is grounded in the understanding that chronic pain often arises from various factors, including muscle tension, stress, overuse injuries, and postural imbalances. Our myotherapists at Essendon Natural Health use their expertise to identify these underlying causes.


  • Trigger Point Therapy: This technique focuses on relieving pain by identifying and releasing trigger points – tight knots in muscles that can contribute to pain.
  • Myofascial Release: It involves gentle pressure and stretching to release tension in the fascia, the connective tissue surrounding muscles.
  • Joint Mobilisation: This aims to enhance joint mobility and reduce discomfort.
  • Corrective Exercises: Tailored exercises are provided to support recovery and prevent future pain.


Patients often report a reduction in pain, improved mobility, and a better quality of life. It’s important to note, however, that results can vary and myotherapy is not a guaranteed solution for chronic pain.


Essendon Natural Health’s Process for Managing Long-Term Pain with Myotherapy

At Essendon Natural Health, our approach to managing long-term pain with myotherapy in Melbourne is comprehensive and patient-centred.

  • Initial Consultation and Assessment: Our myotherapists begin with a detailed assessment of your health history, lifestyle, and pain patterns.
  • Personalised Treatment Plan: Based on the assessment, a personalised treatment plan is crafted, which may include a combination of different myotherapy techniques.
  • Ongoing Support and Education: We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge about their condition and self-care strategies.
  • Regular Follow-ups and Adjustments: Treatment plans are regularly reviewed and adjusted according to the patient’s progress and feedback.


At Essendon Natural Health, we view chronic pain management through a holistic lens. We often integrate myotherapy with other natural health practices like in acupuncture, osteopathy, massage, nutritional medicine advice, and lifestyle counselling to promote overall well-being.


Contact us to book an appointment

Living with chronic pain can be a challenging journey, but you’re not alone. At Essendon Natural Health, we’re committed to providing the best myotherapy in Melbourne, tailored to your unique needs. If you’re looking for a supportive, holistic approach to managing your pain, reach out to us and discover how myotherapy could be a part of your wellness journey.

Robert Gentile

B.C.M (Hons), C.Clin.Prac (China), C.Toyohari. Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Integrative Natural Medicine Practitioner.

Robert is a passionate and warm practitioner who has an extensive knowledge of integrative and functional natural medicine. He is down to earth and has an interest in organic foods, gardening and sustainable living. With over a decade of experience, he is renowned for being very thorough by both fellow practitioners and patients alike.