News and Information
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
Have you been taken prisoner by your own body? You work hard, too hard and you spend hours sweating it out in the gym, trying to maintain a perfect physique. You’re exacting and rather sharp with yourself, demanding gold medal performances in everything you do – from work to school lunch boxes. Maybe you’re a guy who works on-site, sore from carrying heavy loads day-in, day-out. Maybe you’re outside the square and living life, but stressed and tired, a bit frail for no reason at all. Very rarely do our bodies send up the help signal for zero – your … Continue reading
Sleep can escape us even when we’re exhausted. Some of us lie awake, staring at the ceiling, counting thousands of sheep while singing the latest radio tune in our heads, frustrated and counting down to the inevitable wake up alarm. Chances are, if you’re a person who suffers from sleeplessness on a semi-regular to regular basis, you’re packing a few serious back and neck issues contributing to the problem. But can massage really improve your sleep quality? The short answer? Yes. The long answer? Read on…
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
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.