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Today is moving day! We are moving our current Toowong clinic to a beautiful new premises just down the road to: 58 Miskin St, Toowong. Our phone number will be the same: 07 3807 5990 Our Brisbane CBD clinic is trading as normal. We are closed in Toowong just for today, 28 Feb 2015, and will reopen in Miskin St this coming Monday, 2nd March.
Hamstring Strain What is a hamstring strain? Hamstring (or ‘hammies’) strains are some of the most commonly seen sporting injuries. They can happen to any and every type of athlete from runners, soccer or basketball players to skateboarding or surfing. But what is a hamstring? Unbeknownst to most, the ‘hamstring’ is not a single muscle or ‘string’. It is a group of 3 muscles that allow the body to perform knee flexion and hip extension. They get the name ‘Hamstrings’ because butchers used to hang pig carcases by these strong tendons. During a hamstring strain, one or more of these … Continue reading
TOM IS DOING MOVEMBER! PLEASE SUPPORT HIS MO BY MAKING A DONATION. JUST JUMP ONTO THE MOVEMBER HOMEPAGE http://au.movember.com/ PRESS THE DONATE BUTTON AND SEARCH FOR TOM CAHALAN. LETS HELP CHANGE THE FACE OF MENS HEALTH!
Calf Strain What is a calf strain? The ‘Calf Muscle’ is a collective term for the musculature located on the posterior of the lower leg (on the back of the shin). It is made up primarily of the Gastrocnemius and Soleus. It runs from the back of the knee and joins into the foot via the Achilles tendon. The muscle’s main roles are to plantar flex the foot (point toes into tippy toes) and to assist in flexing (bending) the knee. A ‘strain’ is a tear in a muscle. It is often confused with the word ‘sprain’ which is a … Continue reading
TRIATHLON RECOVERY When it comes to triathlon recoverytiming is critical. Here’s a sampling of some of the best techniques and the ideal time to use them. Compression Studies have shown that the use of graduated compression can help accelerate recovery by decreasing lactate levels in the blood. Check the label for graduated compression (a special compression which is highest at the ankle and decreases higher up the leg). Avoid ‘medical grade’ as it may inhibit blood flow. Time it right: Studies show that the most effective compression should be used during the event and continued after during recovery period. Benefits … Continue reading
Groin Pain Groin pain can present acute and chronic state. An acute groin injury occurs during an activity such as sport or exercise. Acute groin injuries occur more commonly in fast pace, directional sports such as soccer, basketball or football). Common causes of acute groin pain are muscle or tendon tears in the groin or contusions/direct trauma to the area. Typical symptoms of an acute groin injury include; – Sudden onset of pain – Tenderness locally – Mild to intense pain in the immediate area – Inability to weight bear – Inability to move the affected joint (due to pain) … Continue reading
What is Fascia? Can the treatment of it improve your sports performance? Fascia is a little known tissue of the body and is often overlooked during treatment. Treatment of fascial issues can provide great results in prognosis of conditions. The Mobilise Team are all trained in treatment of fascial issues through a variety of treatment methods, so give us a call and see what we can do for you! (07) 3870 5590 – Mobilise Toowong. http://breakingmuscle.com/mobility-recovery/the-top-5-ways-fascia-matters-to-athletes
Sports injuries What are sports injuries? ‘Sports injuries’ are injuries that happen when playing sports or during exercise. Most commonly they are accidental; however other injuries can result from poor training/playing quality or improper gear. Poor conditioning can also play a role in increase chance of injury. Listed are some of the more common sporting injuries. – Sprains (Muscular) and strains (Ligament) – Contusions or ‘corks’ – Sore or achy muscles – Stiff or painful joints – Dislocations – Fractures What is ‘Acute’ or ‘Chronic’ injury? Acute injuries happen suddenly during sports or exercising. They are painful and can cause … Continue reading
Kat Massey is an experienced Musculoskeletal Therapist and Remedial Massage Therapist. She has a previous background as an instrumental musician, representative basketball player and nursing. Kat has a passion for treating postural dysfunction and chronic pain and continued education in disease processes. Kat has experience treating patients with a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions such as assisting patients with rehabilitation after joint reconstructive surgery or postural realignment after pregnancy or pain from occupational stress. She uses a variety of deep tissue and stretching and strengthening techniques in treatments and utilizes additional tools in dry needling and Chinese cupping. … Continue reading
Mobilise Remedial Massage is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic therapist to join our busy team. Our business is committed to offering excellent MST, Remedial and Sports Massage in Brisbane, and as such our patients are not looking for an ordinary “rub”, but a comprehensive and supportive treatment plan. If you are passionate about your career in MST/RMT, and want to work with likeminded and dedicated therapists, this position could be for you. We are looking for the following attributes: High level of musculoskeletal assessment skills, including orthopaedic testing. Ability to perform high quality Remedial/Sports Massage and/or MST at qualification … Continue reading