CASE STUDY - When is it time to consider getting a scan?
My client experienced a popping sound and strain during a movement a month ago and hasn’t improved since🤕
She has had a treatment before and self-recovery - but tonight was her first treatment with me🤞🏼
After testing, we found that the ischial tuberosity (sit bones under your glutes) was painful when being pressed🍑
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What did I do?💆🏽♀️
I put her pelvis back into neutral to lessen the stretch and offloaded muscles attached to the ischial tuberosity to reduce some of the pulling.
There was slight improvement but because of these symptoms and duration of condition I suggested an ultrasound
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So what’s my point I hear you ask??🙄
When little to no improvement has occurred after trying a few things for a while (without a diagnosis), and if something doesn’t feel right, we must re-evaluate and getting a scan can give you your answer on what’s going on👨🏼⚕️
This way we can choose the RIGHT treatment method for you to then have a quicker recovery🤸🏽♀️
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Do not settle with pain and having no answer - get on top of it so you can do the things you love again💖
P.S. follow @eirinikritsotelis @eirinikritsotelisfit for a bomb PT🏋🏽♀️
Lateral raise variation || 👉 Lateral raises can be great for our shoulders when performed correctly but can be detrimental to our shoulders when performed incorrectly. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
Adopting a slow and controlled approach to the lateral raise helps focus the work where intended (mostly anterior shoulders) and creates a strong foundation for our mind-muscle connection.
Adding a pause shortly after initiating each rep ensures the shoulder is firing prior to moving through its range.
This exercise also challenges our rotator cuffs that assist in stabilising our shoulder joint. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
1. Torso & Glutes ON! Don’t swing/arch.
2. Focus on lifting with your shoulders.
3. Lift your elbows in line with your shoulder (assuming your range of motion allows pain free movement).
4. Slow and steady
5. Weight doesn’t need to be heavy, I’m using 3kg DB/ @coach_lester 10kg. You can feel this exercise with no weight!
6. Quality over quantity, instead of counting reps - complete quality reps for 40 seconds, 4 sets. 1-2 minutes rest between sets.
Super day for Frankston High School at SSV State Athletics! 🥈
2nd place in the state, a heap of PBs, medals and good performances all round and what a day for it ☀️
Well done to everyone for your efforts today!
There was a time when I could only dream about training legs like normal people do. When my legs were finally reconstructed I realised that normal people don’t train legs how I wanted to (like a freak). In any case don’t take leg day for granted or skip it either. 😈
Welcome Ciera to the SLCM team. Starting clinical practice with us soon (keep an eye out for a starting date). As a qualified Nutritionist and Naturopath, Ciera helps empower people to break the cycle of "social comparison' and take back control of our health. By Individualising the best strategies that can be implemented into your everyday life. She is able to assist with a wide variety of conditions including stress, anxiety, depression, skin conditions, immune dysregulation and digestive disorders and food intolerances, to name a few. Ciera uses a variety of therapies such as nutritional and herbal medicine, diet and lifestyle advice, meditation and affirmations, flower essences and mineral therapy and prides herself on following the 6 principles of Naturopathy.
The practice of Naturopathy is based on
6 fundamental principles:
The Healing Power of Nature – the body has an inherent wisdom to heal itself, trust it
Identify and Treat the Cause – look for underlying causes rather than treating just the symptoms
First Do No Harm – choose the most natural, least invasive and least toxic approach to treatment
Doctor as Teacher – educate clients in the steps to achieve and maintain optimal health
Treat the Whole Person – view and treat the body as a ‘whole’ – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual
Prevention – focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention
Are you starting the week with way more than you can handle? Stress can come from feelings of constant worry and the inability to relax. Chiropractic care is known to significantly reduce anxiety and high blood pressure, both often linked to stress. Do yourself a favor. Lighten your heavy load by making an appointment with your chiropractor today. #canciochiropractic#canciowellness#wellnesslifestyle
Ryan has been away for the last couple of weeks with the @ausolympicteam at the @youtholympics in Buenos Aires so we thought we’d share a few snaps with you!
The 2018 Australian Youth Olympic Team was made up of 88 athletes aged between 15-18 year olds, along with 66 staff. The games themselves hosted the best young athletes in the world across 32 sports. Our Aussie team came home with 4 Gold🥇, 8 Silver🥈 and 4 Bronze🥉! _
Ryan is back at the practice this week! You can book in with him by phoning the Devonport office on 64257511 or by heading to our website to book online! #buenosaires2018#youtholympics
🔥🔥 Bullet Proof Hammies 🔫 🔥🔥
Something I have never done programmed for myself before, but thought it was time give a go 👊🏽 is the Nordic hamstring curl 💪🏽
Said to be the best hamstring exercise, both in terms of developing strength and for injury prevention, the 🔥 Nordic hamstring curl 🔥 is an absolute must if you're serious about making your hammies bullet proof 💪🏽
Thank you to everyone that came along to STTC18 yesterday. The Congress isn't what it is without the support of the enthusiastic delegates eager to expand their knowledge and skill set, so a big thank you from all at MIMT. Thank you also to all the presenters who make this day possible and their hard work and dedication that goes into their presentations. Dr Karen Lucas, Jason Stacy, MIMT Director Graeme De Goldi, Dr Ebonie Rio, Wendy Kemp & Rob Granter. Thank you also to our generous sponsors @primealternatives @premax @redcoral @fisiocrem @elitemyotherapy A fantastic day and we hope to see you again next year! #sttc18#mimt#mimtmassage#mimtherapy#remedialmassage#myotherapy#remedialmassagecourses#myotherapycourses
Stretching after a run! Who does it? I sometimes rush off after exercise and commit to do it later.... sometimes we just can’t fit everything in! I couldn’t commit to a training run today after work and having to pick Harry up from Eltham Play house. Instead I did a smaller run to pick him up ! I was getting strange looks running with an empty pram 😜 ( This women has forgot her baby or she is a complete lunatic) but hey I got a run in! Don’t make it hard on yourself people’s, do what you can and that is enough! Here are some basic stretches to commit to after exercise or when ever you can fit them in. Hold for 1-2 min each • Hamstring Stretch - keep leg straight, supporting foot pointing to outstretched leg.
• Quad Stretch- make sure your pelvis is pushed forward, knees are close together
• Glute Stretch- Hold onto a fence and cross one foot onto your thigh, make sure knee is turned out, lean back and hold. • Calf Stretch- poi t both toes to front, bend front knee and keep the back leg straight
•Hip Flexor with side bend- lunge forward onto a step, push pelvis forward reach over with same arm to leg to stretch out ribs too.
Let’s make things simple again, stop complicating things! @avghealth #personaltraining#running#stretches#keepitsimple#massage#myotherapy#remedialmassage#exercise#health#dowhatyoucandoandthatsenough#betterthannothing#Howcuteisharrysleeping
•••cousins••• As time goes by, and where ever life takes us, you will always be my cousin Love ❤️.
As a designer sometimes ,only sometimes , I get to spoil my cousin with my art. You wanted sexy , but classy..... I gave you the mini lace with the red velvet drape on one side. And we both know our favorite color is red!!! So it had to be red. And to complete this look I received the perfect canvas to design for!!! Love you and you looked amazing tonight 💋
Have you tried Dry Needling?
Dry Needling is an effective technique used to treat pain arising from muscles and/or nerves.
Dry needling involves inserting a fine needle, without medication or injection, into an area of the muscle known as a trigger point or taught band of tissue.
A trigger point is an irritable, hard “knot” within a muscle that is painful when palpated and can produce significant pain. Often, trigger points may be too deep to be effectively treated by manual hand techniques.
Who can apply dry needling? Myotherapist's have extensive training in Dry Needling.
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Any other hairdressers out there know this feeling when they are about to come in for their appointment? .
@amyscarffhair from @beyondblondehb sure does!! .
Silly season is nearly upon us and we know that our hairdressers are going to be in pain!! .
Have you spoken to your therapist yet for a treatment plan to get through this time of year?
Play time again (but also training). .
Pain has a way of ingraining itself with movements and we can retain what is, essentially, a ‘pain memory’. The movement that initiated traumatic pain or movements that have continuously been associated with our pain can become ‘hardwired’ into our pain experience. .
For me, spinal extension has always been one movement that is linked with my pain. Therefore it has often been something that I have avoided doing. .
However, avoidance should rarely be a part of a long term treatment plan. Getting comfortable with loading my spine into extension wasn’t a quick process. Nor was it one in which I didn’t have to address many unhelpful beliefs and fears about my back. .
But I’m enjoying the process and the fruits of my continued efforts!
Progression ✨ Persistence is paramount in injury rehabilitation and recovery from health issues. Progress can be big or small, but without persistence you won’t see or achieve any progressions. Ultimately, Strive for progress, not perfection people 🙌🏼 #optimalyou
The last two days I didn’t get up and do my morning routine. On Friday night we had friends over and I ended up staying up late having a chat with a friend. I didn’t get to bed until the wee hours of the morning so I intentionally turned off my alarm as slept a little longer before work the next day. On Sunday my partner had taken the day of so we had a sleep in together. Normally I would get up and do it anyway but I think the late night the night be for had taken it’s toll and I just could not get out of bed to get it done.
Having those two days without it though really made me realise how much I enjoy it, how much of a difference it makes to my day, and how much getting up early helps me start the day on the right foot.
Going forward, after my October challenge, I will keep up my morning rituals, however there may be days like this past weekend where I sleep in instead, and given the circumstances I think that’s just fine.
Well that snuck up on us!
With Brooke back we have a few extra spaces open up!! Monday - 10.30am (45mins), 1pm, 2pm, 3pm*, 4pm*, 5pm, 6pm
Tuesday - 8am, 10am 11am*, 3pm, 4pm
Wednesday - 9am, 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm*, 4pm*
Online bookings 💻
A pretty astute observation by Willy Wonker.
Some people say some brutally stupid things and the non-squat, squats are bad for your knees, people are up there with flat-earthers.
I actually had a patient recently who had 3 knee surgeries and had been unable to squat without pain for 5 years. Because of his pain the Physio told him not to squat, the surgeons told him he could not squat, so did his medical doctor. I sat him down and put him into a perfect box squat position and gave him 2 very simple cues then I asked him to stand. It was the first painless squat he had done in 5 years. He has been painless and squatting ever since. What were the cues? How did I assess his Biomechanics to know what to do?
You will have to attend the Squat Workshops to find out!
Learn the science behind the Worlds Biggest Squats and the Injury Prevention behind them at the Workshop in November run by @australianstrengthcoach and myself in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Melbourne sold out last workshop weeks early, so make sure not to leave it until the last minute!
Have you tried Dry Needling with one of our Myo’s?
We use this technique to help an array of soft tissue complaints, chronic pain, muscle spasms, headaches and more!
Give us a call to learn more or visit our website for more details (link in bio) 👍