Myotherapy vs……..

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked what the difference was between a Myotherapist and a Physiotherapist then I wouldn’t need to work.  With each profession there is not one that is better than the other. However, like all things, there are preferences. If you’re struggling to figure out whether to see a Myotherapist, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Osteopath then read on.


(myo = muscle)

  • Soft tissue, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation
  • Come to us when you have muscular aches and pain or movement limitations/dysfunction
  • We treat a huge range of symptoms and disorders, a lot of which can be found here
  • Consult times range from 1.5 hours to 30 mins.
  • Not suitable for acute injuries such as broken bones etc
  • Best value for money (I may be biased)
  • We can’t diagnose or prescribe medications


(Physio = physical)

  • Treat a large range of disorders and symptoms similar to Myotherapists
  • More suitable for acute trauma injuries/rehabilitation
  • Can diagnose
  • Consult times range from 1 hour to 15 mins
  • Overlaps both Myotherapy (soft tissue) and Chiropractic (manipulation) in treatment style


(Chiro = joint)

  • Treats neural and joint issues associated most commonly with the spine
  • Style of treatment is complete opposite to Myotherapy (involves sudden movements to manipulate the joint)
  • Consult times range from 1 hour to 10 mins
  • Can be suitable for acute trauma/rehabilitation


(Osteo = bone)

  • Very similar to chiropractic in that they can treat neuropathies and joint issues
  • Can be a gentler approach (soft tissue work)
  • Consult times similar to chiropractic
  • Can diagnose
  • Larger emphasis on soft tissue treatments than chiropractic


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