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Tag: tight muscles

Soleus Muscle and it’s role

Soleus Your Soleus muscle sits underneath your gastrocnemius and tightness can often present as calf/gastrocnemius problems. Recently I had a client come to me in the clinic complaining of calf tightness and discomfort in at the back of his heel. He plays football and pre-season has just started. Like a lot of amateur atheletes, he […]

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: […]