Muscular dysfunction may be caused by trauma, overload or misuse arising from occupational, sporting or recreational activities. For those of you who are deskbound, the Performance Medicine therapists are experts at providing relief from general muscular aches, pains and tightness. For the athletes and performers, our massage team can provide effective recovery and maintenance muscular therapy for the relief of post training soreness and muscular byproduct build up, commonly known as DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
Many of us experience ‘knots’ in our muscles and these are known as trigger points and are just one example of a muscular dysfunction that can cause deep aching pain, local tenderness and referred pain limiting strength and flexibility. Utilising palpation skills, our experienced myotherapists can identify these trigger points and deactivate them using soft tissue and myofascial techniques.
At Performance Medicine, we emphasise a team approach and your myotherapist often works in conjunction with your sports physio or dance physio. To restore and maintain the integrity of the soft tissue structures your treatment may include a range of techniques including deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, stretching, dry needling and cupping.