Please see below for a template that you can copy and paste to create your own email. I have included an example from a customer as well. There is also a list of emails that you can send it to. Please contact us if you have any queries around this. Thank you very much for your support during this time. Hopefully we will be back to helping you face-to-face again soon 🙂
To who it may concern,
Over the past 13 years I have been seeing a Myotherapist to help treat my muscular pain. I have tried Osteopathy and Physiotherapy as well, and have found that a mix of Osteopathy and Myotherapy help me the most.
With corrective exercise and treatment i’ve been able to reduce most of the initial pain and problems I had.
Myotherapy for some reason doesn’t fall into a category which allows them to continue seeing patients who are in acute pain. I can’t see why they wouldn’t be grouped together with all the other modalities such as Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Osteopathy.
In your email include:
- How Myotherapy is helping/has helped
- Doctors/surgeons referral (where appropriate)
- What else was attempted for relief (either now or in the past)
- What would happen if the person could not access Myotherapy (e.g. increased visits to hospital, specialist, GP)
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing in my capacity as a long time recipient of Myotherapy care to ask that you allow Myotherapists to return to helping patients during Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown for cases of acute and persistent pain.
Most Victorians would consider their Myotherapist to be equal to an allied health services (physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic) which have been deemed essential services for maintaining the health and wellbeing of the community. Closing of Myotherapy risks a serious deterioration in the musculoskeletal and mental health of many, and could increase the burden on primary health care physicians and even hospitals. There are many concerns about the health and mental health of citizens as we exercise less and spend more time in our homes, and such a decision would greatly aggravate these concerns.
Healthcare professionals and their patients are best placed to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for their particular facts and circumstances, in the current environment. They should be empowered to together work out the best treatment plan in the current environment. In some cases, this may be able to be done remotely. In other cases, a mixture of remote and face-to-face treatment is the best way to manage the patient’s medical condition(s).
To take an example, [insert your personal story here].
Thank you for your consideration of this letter.
Regards, [your name]
Emails to send to
Premier (Daniel Andrews): [email protected]
Minister for Health (Jenny Mikakos): [email protected]
Minister for Small Business (Adem Somyurek): [email protected]
Chief Health Officer: [email protected]