Frequently asked questions


Myotherapy sits between Remedial Massage and Physiotherapy. It is a physical therapy treatment that uses assessment, hands on treatment and rehabilitation to treat a range of conditions from massage, joint mobilization, dry needling, neural mobilization, thermal applications; as well as rehabilitative exercise prescription. Myotherapy can treat a variety of conditions and concerns, from acute to chronic pain, occupational, degenerative and sporting related injuries. This treatment could benefit anyone who experiences stress and discomfort – incorporating regular Myotherapy into your life can help maintain optimal musculoskeletal health and prevent injury and inflammation.

Dry Needling is the process of a needle inserted into a muscle, bone periosteum or other soft tissue structure with the purpose to reduce muscle tension, improve pain control and normalise neural function.

Yes, we treat a variety of injuries and musculoskeletal concerns, ranging from acute, to chronic, occupational, degenerative and sporting related. However, you do not have to have a present injury or pain to benefit from Myotherapy. Incorporating regular treatment into your life will significantly help maintain optimal musculoskeletal health and help with injury prevention.

Results are completely dependent upon the condition being treated and contributing factors i.e environment, lifestyle and occupational. Most people, depending on their concern, will experience improvement in their first session. Throughout your session, your therapist will outline a treatment plan and establish goals to identify how many sessions are required in order for you to start experiencing an optimal and healthy lifestyle.

If you are unsure what treatment type you require, book a Myotherapy session. All our Myotherapists are also Remedial Massage therapists and will design a treatment plan around your needs and concerns


Please make your booking online at any time via our booking page or by giving us a call on 0405 244 622. If you have any questions about your treatment or booking, we are here to help. Send us an email to: [email protected]

You can make changes to your booking any time either via email, phone or sms or via the email confirmation that you receive when you make your booking. Please refer to our cancellation policy below for more information on changed appointments.

For initial appointments, we recommend booking a 60-minute appointment. This gives us enough time to assess your unique concerns and incorporate a treatment best suited to you. During your appointment, your therapist will discuss future appointments with you including recommended treatment times and a treatment plan. If you would like to book additional appointments or a ‘once-off’ massage, it’s always best to book a 60-minute appointment. Cutting an appointment shorter is always easier than trying to find extra time!

If you have the reports for any scans (X-Ray, MRI’s or CT’s) you have had in association with your presenting complaint, then please bring these to your session. If you are working with another health professional for the same complaint and would like to provide us with any information from them regarding their treatment, please feel free to bring that with you also. This helps to gives us a thorough understanding of you previous concerns and any recent procedures, so that we can provide the best possible treatment for you – which means, a healthy, healing life for you!

We are a busy clinic and pride ourselves on perfect time management, as we value all of our clients time. If you are late for your appointment, we will still provide you with a high quality treatment within the remaining appointment time. However, the treatment fee for the original booked time allocation will apply.


All treatments are paid for at the time of appointment and we accept all major health funds. On the spot claims are available through our HICAPS facility at our studio.

No. Dry Needling and taping are included in our treatment fees.

At Studio Musculoskeletal, we accept all major health funds and have a HICAPS facility available at point of sale. We do advise checking with your insurer prior to your treatment with us, as they will be able to answer questions on your coverage and what treatments they can cover. Myotherapy will either come under “Myotherapy” or “Remedial Massage”, depending on whether your health fund has a separate heading for Myotherapy. Remedial Massage will always come under “Remedial Massage”.

Dry needling

Dry needling is a medical procedure used as a therapy for muscle pain. During this procedure, a thin and sterilized filament needle is inserted into the muscle at a myofascial trigger point. These points occur as a result of musculoskeletal stress or nueromuscular dysfunction. Your myofacial trigger points are made up of knots of muscle fibres, and relate to how pain is produced and maintained in your body.

Dry needling sets off a response in your body that aids healing. Your nervous system responds to the pain, and will then release neurochemicals that can help you to get better.

First of all, neurochemicals like endorphins and corticosteroids are released into your body. Next, your immune system sends white blood cells to the injured area, and these assist in the healing process. An inflammatory response is also triggered by dry needling, and red blood cells will come to the injured site with nutrients and oxygen to assist your healing.

As well as this healing reaction, dry needling also relaxes contracted muscles. Because of the pain of a needling in a contracted muscle, your nervous system tells the overly tight muscle to relax. By releasing the muscle spasm, your musculoskeletal discomfort can be eased and your body can enjoy improved functionality.

Dry Needling can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Neuromuscular dysfunction and imbalances are thought to be a primary contributing factor to the symptoms. Such conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Muscular tightness
  • Spasms in the neck, back and shoulder
  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines
  • Jaw pain
  • Buttock and leg pain including sciatica and hamstring strain
  • Calf tightness and spasms
  • Arm pain such as tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • Golfer’s elbow

We offer Dry Needling as part of our Myotherapy treatments. To receive Dry Needling, please book a Myotherapy appointment to discuss how dry needling can be incorporated into your health management program.

For more information or to book an appointment, phone our Albion clinic on 0405 244 622.


When you make an appointment at Studio Musculoskeletal, a lot of time, consideration and care goes into preparation for your treatment, we pride ourselves on giving the highest quality service and care to all of our clients and when you make an appointment, that time is dedicated to you.

  • Email us at [email protected] or call 0405 244 622
  • by 7pm the DAY BEFORE your allocated appointment time to notify us of any changes
  • To reschedule MONDAY appointments, please email us or reply to your SMS reminder with; your cancellation and appointment rebook request.
  • Please note that for all Monday appointments, we will ONLY accept email or SMS appointment changes.

Failure to comply with the above policy will result in a cancellation charge equal to the value of the missed appointment. As a client of Studio Musculoskeletal, we value your time, patience and understanding, thank you for complying with our cancellation policy.

Don't just take our word for it


As an injury prone person who loves their sport, I’ve seen a lot of various therapists over the years. Sarah is easily one of the best I’ve seen after giving me targeted treatment whilst also upskilling me on the various reasons for my pain and how to alleviate it. She was also able to provide further information about future pain management through my GP. Will definitely be back!


The remedial therapists here are all very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. The proof is in the pudding. I have been recommended to them and have since recommended many friends to them and them, to their friends! Been with them for 5 years now.


I’ve been coming here for years to relieve my frequent muscle tightness issues all over my body. Usually it’s painful neck and shoulders and lower back problems. I get good advice and some pain relief after each session.


I love love love these women! They are amazing! I have been dealing with back, knee and neck issue for years. I have been to doctors and physio’s who deal with the immediate pain and send me on my way. I have been working with Kristina since Feb 2018 and I have never seen such a great improvement in my body. Kristina is amazing! Sarah is super helpful! Would 100% recommend them.