Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22316VIC) Course in Melbourne

Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22316VIC) Course in Melbourne2024-05-30T12:07:24+10:00

Kick start your career with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Become a Myotherapist

The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22316VIC) at the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy gives the opportunity of further enhancing the clinical and treatment skills attained at Diploma of Remedial Massage level.

Additional to the remedial massage skills learnt in the Diploma, the Myotherapy student uses treatment regimes and clinical orthopaedic assessments to
enhance the overall treatment plan.

Subjects such as myofascial dry needling, therapeutic exercise prescription, nutrition, electrotherapy and business management subjects increase the skills of
the remedial therapist.

The course emphasises the assessment and treatment of myofascial dysfunction.

Myotherapists use a range of treatment techniques with the aim of restoring and maintaining the integrity of soft tissue.

The graduate of the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy would expect to work in a multi-disciplinary clinic environment.

The Myotherapy career pathways are endless!

The pre requisite for this course is a Diploma of Remedial Massage*.

What is Myotherapy?

Myotherapy and massage are two separate areas which lead to two different professional pathways.
Myotherapy is a type of physical therapy which is used to treat and even prevent soft tissue damage and related restricted joint movement which is caused by muscle or myofascia dysfunction. Myofascia are the fibrous tissue which envelope and separate muscle.

For more information

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*Entrants to the 22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy must provide evidence they have completed the Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT50307 or HLT52015

Key benefits

“Currently MIMT students help first team players prepare for games and training on a daily basis. The feedback we get from the players, which are the most important people at the club, is that MIMT students are fantastic, they have a willingness to learn and they fit in well with our team.
They also get to come into the physio room and see how we do things and they get a big experience from that.”

Travis Maude - Head of Physiotherapy, Melbourne Victory Football Club

Thank you for all your wonderful teaching, support & fantastic information. I really enjoyed the course.

Angela, Templestowe

Very, very thorough. Our trainer Lily had a wealth of experience and related a lot of information from a clinical perspective. Really enjoyed it !!

M.James, Burwood

Both the personal attributes and professional competencies of the massage therapists (provided by MIMT) has made it a pleasure to have them associated with this Club…

David Parkin, former Director of Football, Hawthorn Football Club

The way the course was run was exceptional. Very well organized and professionally run.

S.Tirabasi, Melbourne

Really liked the course structure, and the ability to practice everything taught

J. Thomson, Melbourne

Fantastic, well structured, enjoyable and encouraging

Kristina, Melbourne

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau. The school was great, the teachers were AWESOME, the students were Fantastic!

Terry Karaan, Coburg

Class times for the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

The Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy course will be completed on campus and is available full-time only with attendance at the college required one day per week.

Participation at our Myotherapy student clinic is also a requirement as part of your course.

Our fulltime option has a duration of 10 months.

The Myotherapy course is underpinned by the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015).

As part of the Myotherapy course, students must complete the Diploma of Remedial Massage.

Nationally Recognised Accreditation For Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

MIMT is a Registered Training Organisation with the Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority. This course is Nationally Recognised. The course is recognised by the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT). If you want to study myotherapy, or even study a subject from the myotherapy course, then give us a call at Victoria’s premier myotherapy Institute.

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Please call the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy on 1300 839 839 to obtain our current timetables.

To complete your Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in Melbourne, call us now for information 1300 839 839.

MIMT reserves the right to: amend or change any of its prices, courses, terms, conditions and policies; Accept, reject or defer any application or student: Reschedule courses for whatever reason. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


What further studies can I take after I get my Advanced Diploma?2022-01-13T01:26:03+11:00

After graduating from an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy, you can undertake a wide range of additional studies. Whether you need a refresher on certain techniques or just want to learn new skills and gain more experience, you should consider taking one of our postgraduate courses.

These include:

What kind of work experience will I need to do? And how do I find work experience opportunities?2022-01-13T01:26:52+11:00

To get the best possible outcome and experience from your Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy, you will need to complete some hands-on, practical experience in the field.

These hours will need to be completed outside the course.

You will receive training in our own student myotherapy clinic, but you will also need to get some experience in local sporting clubs and/or charitable organisations.

For more information on work experience and finding opportunities, please get in touch with our course advisors.

Where will I study? Can I study by distance or online?2022-01-13T01:26:59+11:00

Our Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy must be completed at our Heidelberg campus in Melbourne. Attendance on campus is required one day per week, and participation at our myotherapy clinic is also required for practical, hands-on experience.

Some subjects, however, are delivered online. A laptop or PC will be required to complete these subjects at home.

Does MIMT offer student support?2022-01-13T01:27:06+11:00

Absolutely. We have a wide range of financial support options, so you can learn the essential skills you need for a career in myotherapy.

We offer flexible payment plans so you can pay your course off over time. For more information on our payment plans and our fee schedule, please get in touch with our course advisors. 

Alternatively, Student Loans and Skills First Funding (formerly Victorian Training Guarantee, Government subsidised funding) is also available for this course – however, eligibility criteria may apply.

How long can I expect to be studying the myotherapy course?2022-01-13T01:27:13+11:00

Our Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy course is full time and can be completed in nine short months.

How much does it cost to do a myotherapy course in Melbourne?2022-01-13T01:27:22+11:00

The cost of the course can differ from year-to-year. However, you can find our statement of fees on our forms page.

What kind of jobs can I get with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy?2022-01-13T01:34:03+11:00

Our Advance Diploma of Myotherapy course is recognised by all the Industry  Associations.

After completing our Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy course in Melbourne, you will be recognised as a Myotherapist, meaning you can work alongside other specialists like osteopaths, physiotherapists, and chiropractors.

You could also open a private practice or work with elite sporting teams.

From a broader perspective, around 40% of students end up in health care or social assistance, 10% in retail, and 6% in education (i.e. training other aspiring massage therapists to become myotherapists).

What subjects are covered in a myotherapy course?2022-01-13T01:34:10+11:00

In our Melbourne-based myotherapy course, we will cover the following subjects:

  • Myofascial Dry Needling
  • Myotherapeutic Palpation Review
  • Myotherapy Clinical Assessment
  • Nutrition
  • Myotherapy Treatment Protocols
  • Myotherapy Practices & Principles
  • Mobilising Techniques
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Electrotherapeutic Modalities
  • Exercise Prescription & Rehabilitation
  • Myotherapy Business Protocols
  • Research Methods
What is myofascial cupping? What will I get from a myofascial cupping course in Melbourne?2022-01-13T01:34:19+11:00

Myofascial cupping (otherwise just known as “cupping”) is an ancient Chinese form of treatment. A glass, plastic, or bamboo cup is applied to the skin, then the pressure inside the cup is reduced in order to draw and hold the skin and superficial muscle tissue inside the cup.

The cupping process draws blood from the vessels and into the sore tissue. Essentially, cupping triggers a positive inflammatory response to heal the area. 

In our myofascial cupping course, you will learn the western perspective of how cupping works on muscle and help increase range of movement.

You will also be able to introduce this technique to your remedial massage skills and provide a more in-depth experience for your clients.

What’s the difference between a myotherapist and a regular massage therapist?2022-01-13T01:34:26+11:00

The practice of myotherapy is more complex than regular remedial massage and requires a higher level of education, like an advanced diploma. For example, myotherapists are qualified to provide dry needling services and advanced assessments, myofascial cupping, as well as exercise rehabilitation.

Our Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy is nationally recognised, meaning you will have the experience, qualifications, and skill to work anywhere in Australia.

What is Myotherapy?2022-01-13T01:34:49+11:00

Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy which focuses on the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain or restricted joint movement.

Myotherapy uses a range of treatment modalities including trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, dry needling, stretching, and joint mobilisation. The techniques and treatments are provided are evidence based.

A myotherapist can also provide advice and education around nutrition, exercise, and posture to help relieve and prevent pain.

All of these valuable skills can be learned in our myotherapy course in Melbourne.

Do the fees have to be paid “up front”?2022-02-24T04:48:49+11:00
There are a number of payment options available and various forms of government funding to assist with your course including VET Student Loans. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government Loan scheme that is available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. VET Student Loans is available for the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) only.

Skills First funding is also available subject to meeting the eligibility criteria and is available for the Certificate IV in Massage (HLT42015), Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) & Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (22316VIC).

If you’re not eligible for government funding then you could also consider Study Loans who are a private student loan company that provides the funds for approved MIMT courses direct to us on behalf of you. All applications are subject to Study Loans normal credit assessment and loan suitability criteria. Further information can be found by clicking here.

Please contact our Course Advisors who will be able to assist you with the various payment options and eligibility criteria for government funding.

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