Musculoskeletal Therapy is available at our clinic in West End, Brisbane as well as on the road with Music Festivals Australia-wide.

Why Musculoskelal Therapy is a Great Choice

You might not be familiar with what a Musculoskeletal Therapist (MST) does or how they’re different to other therapists. This page will help you understand this relatively new therapy.

More than half of all Australians are suffering from pain. Being able to maintain an upright posture and to move your arms and legs to perform all sorts of tasks and activities is an important component of your health. Most of us can learn to live with the various medical conditions that we may develop, but only if we are able to continue at our jobs, take care of our families, and enjoy important occasions with family and friends.

MST’s are experts at treating muscle and postural imbalances, which impair movement and function. This type of injury normally falls under the heading Musculoskeletal Disorders; therefore who best to treat this style of injury.

Pain often accompanies a movement disorder, and MST’s can help correct the disorder and relieve the pain quickly and efficiently, which all in all makes them a good choice.

What We’re Not

First off, it’s important to know MSTs are not physiotherapists, nor are they massage therapists.

(An easy way to get extra elbow use in sore spots during your treatment is to call your MST a masseuse! :))

What We Are

MSTs are Bachelor Degree qualified professionals who helping prevent injury and reduce pain by addressing postural and movement dysfunctions.

An MST is hands-on like a remedial massage therapist but has the exercise and rehabilitation knowledge of a physio.

As experts in movement and function, we do not stop at treating people who are in pain. A large part of an MST’s program is about preventing injury, loss of movement, and even surgery.

In addition to hands-on care, we place a big emphasis on educating clients to take care of themselves outside of the clinic.

Skeletal Harmonics’ MSTs work as consultants in the performing arts industry, improving the design and setup of performances to reduce the risk of performers overusing certain muscles or developing repetitive stress and causing pain.

What is an MST Treatment?

A musculoskeletal treatment might be any combination of the following:

  • Deep tissue
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger pointing
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Cupping
  • Dry needling
  • Posture and/or gait assesment
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Stretches

At Skeletal Harmonics, our MSTs specialise in consulting with performing artists to reduce the risk of performers developing overuse and repetitive strain injuries.

We treat musicians, circus acrobats, burlesque performers, desk workers, weekend warriors and anyone else who needs our help, so make a booking today.

Still Got a Question?

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