Surf & Sports

Myotherapy

At Surf & Sports Myotherapy Everyone is Welcome

We can help elite athletes, weekend warriors, or anyone who wants to improve their health and wellbeing. Through evidence based assessment and treatment, we will work together to identify your injury and the part of your body that needs care, and to create the best possible management plan to suit your needs. Treatment may include massage, dry needling, cupping, stretches and strengthening.  

Our Noosaville location is easily accessible for all on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Tewantin, Noosaville, Sunshine Beach, Cooroy, Peregian Springs, Peregian Beach, Coolum, Buderim, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore.

Myotheraphy

It’s the evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.

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Dry Needling

It’s a treatment technique whereby a sterile, fine filament needle is inserted into the muscle to assist with decreasing pain and improving functions.

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Remedial Massage

A massage treatment which remediates the given condition by reducing or eliminating pain and restoring function

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Sports Massage

Are you training for your next life Challenge? Need help with your recovery?

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Strapping

Need help with your taping and Strapping? 

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You don’t need to be in pain or have an injury to visit Surf & Sports Myotherapy.

Once symptoms have settled treatment may focus on restoring optimal activity (rehabilitation), reducing the likelihood of injuries and keeping you moving and performing at your best.

A few words about me.

I moved to Noosa in April 2019 with my wife and two kids. We lived in Torquay Victoria for 6 years prior where I was working in a busy private practice with a bunch of legends who helped me to become the person and the practitioner that I am now. I studied and graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy from RMIT in 2017. Surfing is my thing and when I am not working you can find me at the nearest beach riding waves and when the surf is flat I love riding my mountain bike. I have also spent time sailing dinghies and I am still pretty keen on sailing (although it is a hard to find the time these days).  I try to keep up with the world of  sports, any sports. I decided to become a Myotherapist because  in my mind there is nothing more rewarding than helping people to get back to doing what they love and feeling healthy and happy.

 

“Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.” 

– Harold Kushner

What is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy is the evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.

In common with other allied health practices Myotherapists utilise a wide range of evidence-based treatment approaches and skill, which in addition to manual therapy, assists with muscular pain and dysfunction. Myotherapy treatments can assist and aid in prevention, assessment, early intervention and treatment of injuries and pain and the ongoing management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Myotherapist skill set and treatment options for you may include trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation, dry needling, cupping, stretching, exercise and rehabilitation programs, pain management.

What do

Myotherapists Treat?

Myotherapists provide evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for a wide range of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions, for example:

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Back pain

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Neck and shoulder pain

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Headache

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Sports injuries

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Rotator cuff problems

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Occupational injuries

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Achilles tendinopathy and other ankle injuries

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Jaw pain and clicking

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Jaw pain and clicking

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Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations

You don’t need to be in pain to visit a Myotherapist. Once symptoms have settled treatment may focus on restoring optimal activity (rehabilitation), reducing the likelihood of further injury and keeping you moving and performing at your best.

What is Dry Needling?

It’s a treatment technique whereby a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into the muscle to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscle).

How does Dry Needling Work?

Dry Needling assists with decreasing local muscular pain and improving function through the restoration of a muscle’s ability to lengthen and shorten normally by releasing myofascial trigger points.

When a fine filament needle is inserted into the center of a myofascial trigger point, blood pools around the needle triggering the contracted muscle fibers to relax by providing those fibers with fresh oxygen and nutrients, as well as by flushing away any additional acidic chemicals. This, in turn, leads to the decompression of the local blood and nerve supply.

When is it Appropriate to Use Dry Needling as a Form of Treatment?

Dry Needling can be used in treatment:

  • to help release myofascial trigger points (muscle knots);
  • to assist with pain management, and;
  • to restore movement at a joint if inhibited by myofascial trigger points.
What Will You Feel During Dry Needling Treatment?

During a Dry Needling treatment, you may feel a slight sting as the needle is inserted and removed. However, this discomfort should last no longer than a second before settling. A brief muscle twitch can also be experienced during a Dry Needling treatment.

Where Does Dry Needling Fit Within Your Rehabilitation Program?

Dry Needling is one of many techniques that can be utilised by your Myotherapist to assist with your rehabilitation. Dry Needling is often used in combination with other techniques including massage, manual therapy, and exercise prescription.

What are the Side Effects of Dry Needling?

Everybody is different and can respond differently to various treatment techniques, including Dry Needling. In addition to the benefits that Dry Needling can provide, there are a number of side effects that may occur, including spotting or bruising, fainting, nausea, residual discomfort or even altered energy levels. However, these symptoms should last no longer than 24 to 48 hours after treatment.

Can You Exercise After Dry Needling?

It is recommended to avoid strenuous or high impact activities immediately after Dry Needling, to allow the body time to recover, and to maximise the benefits of the treatment.

Remedial Massage

The goal of remedial massage is to help the body return to normal health after injury or keep the body at the top of your game.The treatment is designed to remediate the given condition by reducing or eliminating pain and restoring function.
If you are suffering from Back and neck pain, headaches etc. or if you just need a body tune-up. 
Benefits of Remedial Massage:
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Reduced muscle tension

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Improved circulation

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Stimulation of the lymphatic system

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Reduction of stress hormones

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Relaxation

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Increased joint mobility and flexibility

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Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries

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Heightened mental alertness

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Reduced anxiety and depression

Sports Massage

Sports massage includes pre and post event treatments. 
Wether that you are training for or recovering from a sporting event:  Marathon, Swim, Triathlon, Ironman Spartan race, hike, travel, Cycle race, Lifesaving competition etc.
Pre-event: We work together to prepare you the best we can for your next sporting event and help you ticking all the boxes to avoid injuries and perform at your best 
 
Post- event: Generally light massage after the event to increase blood flow, but we will also teach you some tips and hints to fight Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Strapping

General goals of Taping and Strapping, using Kinesiology or rigid tape:
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To restrict the motion of an injured joint

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Compress soft tissues to reduce swelling

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Support anatomical structures involved in the injury

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Serve as a splint

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Protect the injured joint from re-injury

Helping you stay fit and healthy and Keeping you Moving

Don’t put your treatment off any longer. Our team of myotherapists will remove your pain & help you recover faster.

Testimonials

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

“I’m very very impressed with Gary! He doesn’t just go over your entire body and hope stuff gets fixed, he actually found the source of my problem and fixed that. I felt so much better as soon as I walked out of there. His knowledge is incredible, he genuinely wants to help you and to top it all off, is an awesome dude! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!”

Hannah Dalby

TOP OF HIS GAME

 

Great hands, but an even better person. Warm and welcoming service and a fantastic desire to stay at the top of his game.

 

Steven Yates

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0456074632

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3/14 Thomas Street, Noosaville QLD, 4566

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07:00 – 19:00

Saturday
08:00 – 13:00

 

Call us at

0456074632

Visit Us

3/14 Thomas Street, Noosaville, QLD, 4566