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Calf Complex Flexibility and Mobiliser

Stretching and gaining more mobility through the calf muscle complex (gastrocnemius and soleus muscles) can be carried out in a number of ways.  The most commonly prescribed stretch for the calf muscles is a straight leg or bent knee static stretch against the wall.  In the video below you will see this stretch taken a step further by using ones opposite leg to step across in the frontal plane to drive more motion through the foot/ankle and into the calf muscles.  The key with this mobility stretch is to maintain tension through the calf muscles and keep the foot planted on the ground.  One can then look to increase the tension load through the muscles by changing the degree of frontal plane stepping.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams at Principle Four Osteopathy.  At Principle Four Osteopath we provide a range of services, including osteopathy manual therapy consultations, functional movement screening, exercise prescription, strength and conditioning and rehabilitation.

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD and Docklands leading osteopathy clinics.  Both clinics are equipped with training equipment so that we are able to get you actively involved and moving towards a better moving you.

Principle Four Osteopathy CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place, Melbourne 3000.

Principle Four Osteopathy Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St, Docklands, 3008.

Book an appointment online at www.principlefourosteopathy.com or call 03 9670 9290