How do I become a myotherapist?

Myofascia refers to the tissue that surrounds and separates muscles. Myotherapy is is a form of physical therapy based on anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. It specifically targets soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement with techniques such as massage, stretching, acupressure and myofascial dry needling.

A career path in this field could reap many benefits, from helping an athlete returning to the field, or relieve someone with back problems of pain.

As a myotherapist you will know how to test reflexes as well as examine and manipulate joints and the associated muscles that are causing problems.  

In order to become certified, you need to take a massage course such as the Advanced Diploma of Myotheraphy from ACFB. These courses will teach you all about health sciences and practical application.

You will leave this particular diploma with a whole range of skills that cover all areas of myofacial release, advanced trigger point therapy, techniques for advanced muscle energy and positional and active release.

Learn from the best with top-of-the-line equipment and get hands on in a tight-knit class. When you're studying and reviewing on your own, you'll have an interactive student online arena to help you, as well as access to videos and course material.

The science side will teach you about human anatomy, covering all things physiological. You'll also cover biomechanics and the theory behind the techniques you're learning.

The diploma also sets you up for future work environments with classes that cover leadership, how to best handle yourself in a variety of situations and maintain a healthy place of work. You'll learn about infection control policy and procedures as well as fundamental communication skills.

Following your course, you'll be equipped to tackle the working world. You could start as an intern or apprentice and be running your own business in no time.

Posted On 04/06/14