Strengthening Your Calf Muscles – Focusing On The Soleus Muscle
Recently I attended a lower limb tendinopathy course that was led by Peter Malliaris (physiotherapist) at his practice Complete Sports Care in Hawthorn Melbourne. This one day workshop focused on the assessment and treatment/management of Achilles tendinopathies, patellar tendinopathies and hamstring tendinopathies. In regards to Achilles tendinopathy, a big focus was on strengthening the calf muscles (gastroc and soleus). In the videos below you will see a couple of versions of how one might perform a strength exercise focusing on the soleus muscle in both the home and gym environment.
This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of 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.