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How To Make The Most Of Your Foam Roller

How To Make The Most Of Your Foam Roller

HOW DO FOAM ROLLERS WORK? Foam rollers work on the myo-fascial* system to reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow, increase body awareness and aid in injury prevention and rehabilitation. Foam rollers are ideal for self-massage, stretching and rehabilitation exercises. *The myo-fascial system refers to the muscle itself and its fascia – a thin sheath that wraps around and connects the…

Bike Fitting Interview With Simon Coffin

The sun is shining, the magpies are swooping and the blossoms are blooming – this can only mean one thing: spring is in the air and it’s time to dust off the bike and get out for some well needed fresh air! For many of us, winter sees the road bike being packed away in a corner or perhaps locked into a wind trainer.…

Making the Most of Your Spiky Ball

Making the Most of Your Spiky Ball

HOW DO SPIKY BALLS WORK? Spiky Massage Balls are sometimes described as evil little torture devices. They have become a popular tool for performing self-therapy on many muscle-related conditions and are a convenient way to maximise muscle recovery for many athletes. But just how do Spiky Balls manage to perform their magic? Spiky Balls work on the myo-fascial* system to…

Active April at Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre

Active April at Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre

As the mornings get colder and darker it’s easy to find excuses to not get out of bed and continue that summer exercise routine. At Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre, our staff have decided to sign up for Premier’s Active April to ensure we keep that summer training momentum going. Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30-minutes of physical activity per…