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The common cold and your pain experience

Myotherapy as a profession has evolved considerably, even since I qualified in 2013. Myotherapy is sometimes still thought of as “targeted massage”; in reality this couldn’t be further from the truth. These days, as myotherapists, we take into consideration the person as a whole. Including lifestyle choices, in order to make well-informed decisions on how […]

Kinetic Link Training – Functional Strength & Conditioning

A different way to get your fix of strength and conditioning. Kinetic Link Training (KLT) is a unique full body workout that is highly effective. KLT is a functional strength and conditioning system using resistance bands,/cable machines and different types of weights. The system has been designed so your whole body is being challenged with […]

5 Neck Stretches For The Office Worker

5 Easy and Effective Neck Stretches Myotherapist: “Why did you make today’s appointment?” Client: “I have been getting a tight neck and shoulders for the last few months. Headaches are becoming more frequent. I think it is from sitting at my desk all day. My workload has been crazy recently.” This is one of the […]

Christmas & New Year Opening Times 2017

Happy Silly Season to you all! We are taking some time off this year in between Christmas and the New Year to recharge our batteries and hit the ground running in 2018. We hope you all have a safe and fun holiday season! Please see our opening hours below for the impending Christmas period. If […]

Calf tightness caused by Gastrocnemius

Calf Muscles Lower limb tightness or Achilles pain? The culprit could be your Gastrocnemius. The Gastrocnemius are the outer muscles that make up the calf and achilles tendon. Consisting of two heads, medial and lateral, they originate from the lower posterior surface of the femur above the medial condyle and lateral condyle of the femur. […]

Myotherapy helping a Geelong dancer manage her Severs

Severs Disease Recently we had a young girl that came in with Severs Disease. Complaining of heel pain, mostly after exercise. Mainly feeling it on the left heel but not uncommon to feel it in both at one time. She is a very active person with school sports as well as dance 2-3 times/wk and […]

Heel pain in the morning? Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause.

Plantar Fasciitis is characterised as a soreness towards the front of the heel and/or underside of the foot, with the first steps after waking up in the morning. Sometimes too sore to put full pressure down until it warms up. Then as the day progresses the discomfort dissipates and goes away (not always in severe […]

Sciatic type pain is a common complaint that a Myotherapist hears.

Sciatic Pain Do you get sciatic type pain after/while you have been driving? This month we take a look at a habitual driving position that could be causing unwanted pain down the leg. I have recently seen someone that drives a lot, commuting from Geelong to Melbourne for work, experiencing sciatic type pain. It started […]

How Myotherapy can help people with Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a condition that mainly effects the lungs and digestive system. Due to malfunction in the exocrine system (saliva, sweat, tears, mucus) an excess of thick sticky mucus is found in the lungs, airways and digestive system. Causing digestive problems and trapping bacteria in the lungs. The most common cause […]

Stretches to help with a sore neck.

Sore Neck? Is a sore neck ruining your day? The culprit could be Levator Scapulae. Connecting from the transverse processes of C1-C4 to the superior medial border of the scapula. It has two main roles; extension and lateral flexion of the neck, elevation of the scapula. Things that can contribute to tightness in this area: […]