Myotherapy 

Myotherapy is an evidence-based form of manual therapy that includes the treatment and rehabilitation of acute or chronic muscle and joint concerns including pain. This form of physical therapy began as an extension of Remedial Massage and has emerged to treat more complex conditions than Remedial Therapy can address alone.

 

Myotherapy expands beyond massage, using an extensive range of treatments to aid muscle and joint recovery. It incorporates a deeper understanding of the human body, anatomy, and biomechanics incorporating massage techniques along with other manual therapy interventions. 

Myotherapy utilises a range of manual techniques including soft/ deep tissue, cupping, dry needling, joint mobilisation, trigger point therapy, exercise rehab, electrotherapy and Muscle Energy Techniques. 

 

 Myotherapy treats, but is not limited to, the following ailmets:

 

-       Low back pain

-       Sacroiliac Joint dysfunction 

-       Tension headaches

-       Pain/discomfort of pregnancy and post-partum care 

-       Sports injuries

-       Musculoskeletal dysfunction

-       Migraines and neck pain

-       Jaw pain

-       Tennis elbow

-       RSI injuries

-       Postural dysfunction

-       Muscular imbalances

-       Plantar fasciitis

-       Stiff joints

-       Nerve pain (sciatica)

-       Occupational injuries 

-       Ankle injuries/Achilles tendonitis


 

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Isla Dommersnes

BHSc (Myotherapy)

Isla studied a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Myotherapy in Adelaide. She started practicing in Mildura upon graduating and is now a welcomed part of the Bunmark Health team in the Adelaide Hills. Isla has strong interest in the biomechanics of the human body and a passion to provide high-quality care in her career in manual therapy.  

 

Isla enjoys treating people of all ages and is dedicated to holistic care. She particularly enjoys treating patients with headaches, neck/ back pain, sporting injuries, and occupational injuries. She takes an individualised approach and assesses and treats each patient to their personal needs. Isla believes no two patients are the same and her patient-centered approach reflects this. She provides a wide range of techniques including myofascial release, soft / deep tissue massage, trigger point release, cupping, dry needling, corrective exercises, and joint mobilisations to achieve good outcomes. 

 

In her spare time Isla keeps active with bike rides and walks down the beach, and coffee with friends. She looks forward to meeting you!