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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
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
Plantar fasciitis, also known as heel pain or heel spur syndrome, refers to a clinical condition that causes pain in the heel of the foot. Sufferers typically report that the pain is worse first thing in the morning or after long periods of sitting.
You may have been told that you ‘can’t’ get a massage when you’re pregnant. This is because of pressure points in your wrists and ankles that, when stimulated, can cause the uterus to start contracting, as well as other concerns such as the comfort of the mother. Ironically, with all that extra weight and stress on your hips and back, pregnancy is one of those times when you might need a massage more than ever!
Bad posture is more than just a matter of unsightly slouching. Long term posture issues can have debilitating effects and should be corrected as soon as possible. Repetition of bad habits like slouching, sitting incorrectly and allowing muscles to become inactive, can lead to postural dysfunction and imbalance. If these habits are continued for long enough, the spine and other joints can be pushed out of their normal alignment. Postural dysfunction and imbalance can cause many issues such as spinal dysfunction and joint degeneration.
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