Track World Cup
With the Melbourne round of the track cycling world cup done for another year it’s back to focusing on the clinic again. It was a bit of a different role this year for me and an interesting experience, Last year I was at the track for every session doing pre race treatments and also just helping out in general with nutrition and water as well as the usual post race treatments back at the hotel. This year due to the team I was working for Cespa Euskadi (Spain) I was based out of their hotel and was assisting more with post training recovery in the lead up to their events. It was also different this year due to the fact that only the manager of the team spoke any English! All in all though its always good being around the track scene and I got to head down to see Shane Perkins take out back to back sprint titles on the last night of racing.
SportsMyo will be now open on a Wednesday starting in January. The demand for treatments has been greater then expected since we first opened almost 2 months ago now so we will be adding additional days to allow you to more easily access treatments when you need them.
Over the next few months we will be interviewing different athletes we have worked with either at the clinic or at an event or location to see what they have to say about the different types of treatment and how their injury management strategies have helped them to achieve their goals.
Track Cycling World Cup
It is going to be a interesting month ahead and one that I am looking forward to with the track cycling world cup coming up again in Melbourne, for last year’s event I was working with the Australian team, this year I will be working with Spanish team Cespa Euskadi, the team will be a lot smaller and won’t require as much treatment as the Australian team who has riders in basically every event, at this stage the team I will be with is only sending over 2 riders, so it is likely I will split my time between them and another country for the event. If you are a team coming to Melbourne for the event and I have not contacted you yet feel free to send me an email to see if am still available to assist your team.
Myotherapy Vs. Remedial Massage?
It’s a common question for people to ask me what the difference between Remedial Massage & Myotherapy is. This isn't an easy question to answer as every therapist you ask will tell you a different answer. In my opinion though the main difference is the amount of study and knowledge that you gain as a Myotherapist is significantly greater while studying as in Victoria it Is at minimum an additional one year of study after you have completed your Remedial Massage training. You also learn additional techniques in the Myotherapy training such as Dry Needling, T.E.N.S etc. There is a bit of a grey area in both professions though because in the past the training to gain the Remedial Massage qualification has been a lot longer in length and there were not as many '8 week' courses, there where courses in the past around the 2 -2.5 yr mark which is what it is in Victoria for Myotherapy currently. It will also depend on each therapist you see, some may adopt more of approach from Remedial Massage & some take more they have learned through their Myotherapy training. I think it’s a definite benefit to my patients at SportsMyo to be able to offer a combination of approaches from Remedial Massage, Myotherapy & the Musculoskeletal Skeletal Therapy course's depending on what they need on the day.
The Role of Maintenance Treatments
The main role of a maintenance treatment is to keep the body injury free and functioning at its best. Elite athletes get up to 3 maintenance style treatments per week and can vary from Massage, Myotherapy, Osteopathy, Chiro & Physio depending on what therapists are traditionally used in there sports. The main goals of the treatments are to enhance recovery, provide a way to pick up injury's before they occur & also to give the athlete a mental break.
Maintenance treatments are also very valuable for non athletes and who are putting their bodies through other stress such as day after day at the computer desk at work, this is potentially more damaging to the body due to the long time that people are sitting in the one position (normally one that is terrible for them!). A treatment can help to prevent any muscle imbalances from occurring, maintain the normal movement in the joints and even to provide with you an appropriate stretching program you can do while you’re at the desk to break up your day and keep you moving and feeling good!
A New Home
Thanks for visiting the SportsMyo web site, since the start of 2010 the SportsMyo service has been looking for the right place to base itself from, I am pleased to announce that we have signed up to operate from Port Melbourne out of the Simple Affair wellness rooms, it is a fantastic location that we are very happy to have found, with a cafe located conveniently below you will now be able to bring others with you to enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat while you receive your treatment. If you would like to keep up to date with the latest special offers and news at SportsMyo please feel free to join our Facebook and Twitter pages where we will keep you up to date with the latest news.
2010 So Far
It's been a busy year so far with lots of traveling and making sure we can offer the most up to date treatments and provide a wide range of services to our patients. So far this year we have been a part of interstate seminars as well as several local seminars, assisted Australia's elite under 23 & Masters cyclists achieve there injury prevention and performance goals, joined the team at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic as well as updated to the Musculoskeletal Therapy degree which is the new bench mark in the soft tissue therapy field.
Welcome To The Blog!
The blog will be a way for us to provide you with the latest news at SportsMyo as well as general interest articles and research about Musculoskeletal conditions, treatment options and will explain to you how the different treatments work. We will also use the blog to keep you updated on race and competition results when we are working at sporting events and competitions, if there is free time! If you have any questions about different problems you may be having or are interested in more information on different areas of SportsMyo please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer your questions directly or with a general article through the blog.