Getting More Out Of Your Calf Stretch

I was first introduced to the idea of creating a better calf stretch/mobiliser through variation of foot positions and using other parts of the body to drive movement into the grounded leg by Gary Gray of the Gray Institute.  These concepts have since changed a lot of how I work and what I prescribe for my clients and now I look to incorporate this whenever I am working with my clients.

In the image below you will see an example of how I have pre positioned the foot (raised the medial arch) to alter the calf stretch.  In the same exercise I am also using the clients non weight bearing front leg to step across from left to right in the frontal plane to create a multiplane stretch.

Some other examples of creating multiplane stretches can also be seen below in the videos.

 

This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.

 

Principle Four Osteopathy

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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