WE’RE NOT JUST ALL ABOUT SPORTS

WE’RE NOT JUST ALL ABOUT SPORTS

You might come across the name MyoSports and think ‘oh I have to do sports to go there’ or ‘I
have to have a sporting injury to go there right?’ WRONG.


We pride ourselves with caring about the body in EVERYBODY!


Initially when the business was first established it was aimed at the sporting demographic in the
Melbourne and Perth city areas. Because there was so much on offer in those settings, our
brand needed to cater towards a specific market. Being a solo run business as well, there is
only so much one therapist can do 🙂


When moving back to the Sunraysia region it was eye opening to see just how many different
demographics needed help and just someone to give them a clear picture and direction when it
came to their concerns and discomforts. We started to broaden our net and let go that specific
market approach and start treating the community as a whole and instead of individual groups
and age brackets.


Fast forward 8 years and we have now established a larger team, with a larger skill set, to cater
for a vast majority of the community and its different age groups, lifestyles and working
environment.


Whilst sporting is still our bread and butter, our therapists are now equipped with the knowledge
and passion to treat groups like;


– Running groups (all fitness levels that want to give it a go)
– Pre and Post natal journeys
– Postural correction
– Workplace discomforts and concerns
– Adolescents and their growing bodies
– Retirees and those niggles from wear and tear over the years
– Pre and Post Surgery patients
– Persistent pain that is getting in the way of an enjoyable life…


Basically, whatever you are experiencing that you are proactive to get on top of, we are the
people to see that are passionate about helping you to achieve that goal.

Fascia 101

Fascia 101

One of the most popular questions we get in the clinic is What is fascia?

Fascial tissue is a type of connective tissue, that runs from head to toe. Fascia is like the giant spider web of the body, connecting muscles groups and holding everything in place. It runs between and around muscles, organs, ligaments and tendons like an internal skin. Tendons, ligaments, bursae and the tissue that is contained within muscles, called the endomysium, perimysium, and epimysium are all considered to be made up of a similar connective tissue, in the same way.

 

Fascia is highly innervated (contains a lot of nerve endings) and mechanoreceptors (the receptors the brain uses to work out where the body is in space). The connective tissue that makes up this structure is aligned parallel to the direction of pull and fibres are in a wavy formation, closely packed together. This allows the fascia to be stretched out, a bit like elastic, when force or pressure is applied and then recoil once these are removed or stopped.

 

Fascia is like any other tissue and it can be damaged or become dysfunctional. Habitual or poor posture, trauma and inflammation are a few examples of how the tissue can end up this way.

So how can you manage your fascial tissue?

Treatment that we often call fascial release or myofascial release is one way to help restore the fascia’s normal length. This is done by focusing in on the “fascial sheets” that can be involved in particular movement or functional restrictions, which have been assessed and diagnosed. In a treatment cupping, dry needling, particular massage techniques and specific exercise prescription are some of the ways fascia can be released, to restore normal function. Some things that can be done at home to help manage the facial tissue are stretching, foam rolling and the use of a spiky ball as well as any home exercises you may have been prescribed from your therapist.

References:
https://www.anatomytrains.com/fascia/
https://www.physio-pedia.com/Fascia

Hydration Is Key

Hydration Is Key

With the weather heating up, It’s important to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated means
keeping on top of your bodies fluid intake needs, particularly in sporting events. Fatigue will
result from the dehydration, leaving you tired and unable to perform at the level you desire.

Water assists in regulating your body temperature and lubricates your joints, it helps
transport nutrients to give you energy and if you’re not hydrated, your body will greatly
struggle to perform. As studies have shown, the fitter you are, you will start to sweat much
sooner and therefore the water amount you need will increase.

So it’s important to not limit your water intake just because you are fit.

Some symptoms can include-
# Increased body temperature.
# Increased heart rate.
# Fatigue/ weakness.
# Headaches.
# Muscle cramps.
# Dark coloured urine.
# Hallucinations.
# Confusion.

The amount of water you need can depend on climatic conditions, type of exercise intensity
and duration, your health so the amount of fluid needed to stay hydrate with vary from each
person.

To accurately work out how much fluid you need to consume, talk to your GP or an
accredited health expert for a fluids plan.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1390456/