Clinical myotherapy is a system of health care focusing on assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain. Musculoskeletal pain can be divided into three categories: myofascial pain arising from trauma or muscle contracture; neuropathic pain deriving from the nervous system; and articular pain that originates from the joints.
Clinical Myotherapists can treat various issues such as sporting and occupational injuries, stiffness and sore body, chronic overuse syndromes, symptoms associated with arthritis, back pain, neck pain, stress and tension, pregnancy and more.
This three-year degree is approved by TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) the National Australian accreditation body. Students will gain theoretical knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences combined with a proficiency in clinical reasoning and the dexterity to utilise specific manual skills.
Our Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy) degree is:
- The longest established degree course of its type in Australia (AQF level 7)
- Nationally recognised
- Government accredited (FEE-HELP approved)
This course meets the professional standards of the following industry associations:
- MA (Myotherapy Association Australia)
- MMA (Massage & Myotherapy Australia)
Students will learn how to ease muscle contracture and treat musculoskeletal pain caused by trauma, ageing and overload of muscles.
Students will gain hands on experience at The Practice Wellbeing Clinic under the guidance of experienced practitioners in a clinical setting treating public patients. This prepares graduates to confidently and successfully commence practice in the community.
Career Prospects: Complementary clinics, Medical clinics, Sporting clubs and Industries that require the treatment of pain management and musculoskeletal treatment.
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What you'll learn:
- Biological and social sciences
- Clinical studies
- Soft tissue and skeletal mobilisation
- Manual therapies
- Myofascial dry-needling
- Prescriptive exercises
- Electrical stimulation
- Joint mobilisation and
- Pain Management