Frequently Asked Questions
- If I have private health insurance is Myotherapy covered and can it be claimed on the spot?
Yes Myotherapy is covered by most health funds. The thing to know if whether your particular choice of cover actually covers Myotherapy. It is best to check with your health fund to see if they cover Myotherapy. Yes you are able to claim it on the spot.
- Can you claim work cover?
Currently I do not undertake work cover.
- Are Myotherapists covered under the enhanced primary care program (EPC)?
No. Myotherapy is not covered by the enhanced primary care program (EPC)
- What is Myofascial Dry Needling and is it painful?
First what needs to happen is that the therapist finds the particular tight part of the muscle and then place a needle in that region. It is then left for about 10 to 15 mins. It is then remove carefully.
Works using the theory behind trigger point therapy. This is to find the part of a muscle that is tight and release the tightness to reduce pain/ tension, extend pain relief, and improved mobility.
No. Dry needling should not hurt. The only time you might feel the needle is when it is inserted.
What a client may experience during and after the first session of dry needling.
• A slight sensation may be felt.
• A sharp pin prick maybe felt temporarily when needle is inserted.
• When the needle is in place there may not be any sensation, a warmth, dullness, a travelling sensation away from needle or itchiness may be experienced.
• No bleeding is expected, however in some instances there may be a drop.
• Sometimes bruising may develop after needle has been removed.
• Feeling of itchiness or a sensation of a needle being left in, once it is removed.
• Pain relief from this treatment may only last 1 – 2 days and a client should not do any more in their day than what they have been doing while the pain is present.
• Occasionally there is a delay of 12 -14 hours before pain relief is obtained.
• Heaviness may be felt where the needle is inserted.
• If it’s your first dry needling session then you may find afterwards that you may feel under the weather as your body is reacting to what the needles have begun to stimulate.
- What is Vacuum Cupping?
Vacuum cupping is used to help remove blood stagnation and waste products. Helps to improve blood flow in the area of pain. Vacuum cupping uses suction to help to relieve muscle tension.
- Heat is used to create the suction.
- Remove blood stagnation and waste products.
- Relieve pain.
1. The marks left are not bruises. It’s the stagnate blood and waste products that have not been able to move out of the body.
2. It is a very gentle technique. It should not hurt.
3. It can reach the deeper muscles.
Cupping does not just look at the superficial muscles. It can go deeper and effect muscles that are deeper and effect rotation of the back as well as more.
4. The marks can last 7 to 14 days. The marks are what everyone says is bruising, but they are not bruising. They are marks where stagnate blood and waste products have been brought up to the surface of the skin to then be removed out of the body. The darker the mark the more stagnate blood and waste products there were in the area that is now being removed to improve the muscles ability to function properly.
5. There are 3 different ways that they can be applied. Flash cupping, stagnate and sliding.