Myofascial Therapy

Lori Catlow, NCBTMB,


Lori Catlow


phone (651) 238-2389


Myotherapy is a form of manual therapy which focuses on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated pathologies. The term myotherapy was originally coined by Bonnie Prudden to describe a specific type of trigger point therapy which she developed in the 1970s based on the earlier work of Drs Travell and Simons who conducted extensive research into the cause and treatment of pain arising from myofascial trigger points.

Over the ensuing 40 years, myotherapy has evolved to become an allied health discipline which is practiced in many countries across the world including Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.

Myotherapy incorporates not only the trigger point therapy, but also a wide range of soft tissue massage and manipulation including among others: muscle energy techniquedry needlingjoint mobilization etc. Myotherapists also utilitise therapeutic stretching, nutritional advice, exercise prescription, postural advice and education, and use of thermal (heat/cold) and electro-mechanical therapies, e.g. ultrasound, TENS, as necessary.