Tag: myotherapist

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 […]

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 […]

Sternocleidomastoid (SCM), is it causing your headache?

Sternocleidomastoid Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) is an unusual muscle. It has the ability to create movements in many directions. It has two bellys the anterior and posterior, with each performing a slightly different role in terms of movement. The posterior portion performing more of the side bending movement and the anterior more of the head rotation/protraction. 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 […]

Want to improve your balance?

Balance We use balance for the majority of our lives day to day, to stay upright and perform activities. Playing sport usually requires a combination of speed and balance to help execute various techniques and skills with precision and ease. What if there was a way we could enhance both of these to make us […]

Hyperice is now available from the clinic.

Hyperice Ice Compression For as long as I can remember R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has been the initial treatment for most soft tissue injuries. If you wear a hockey ball in the knee, or a corky in footy and the first thing that happens is a bag of ice is slapped on the area […]

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 […]