Foam rollers and spiky/massage balls have become an increasingly popular way to manage minor muscle tension and aches at home or after exercise. Our practitioners at Chadstone Region Osteo often get asked about when should you use them and which one is better, so we decided to write a blog post!
Welcome Dr Eliza Clark (Osteopath) ! Eliza will start consulting with Chadstone Region Osteopathy on June 3rd 2022. Eliza will be available at both Carnegie Osteopathy as well as Oakleigh Osteopathy and Allied Health
What is hypermobility? Hypermobility is defined as having an unusually or abnormally large range of movement in a joint or joints. It is effectively the opposite of stiffness (hypomobility). A lot of people come to see us because of stiffness, so the thought of hypermobility may sound pretty good, but it comes with it's own host of challenges. Too much movement can be just as problematic as not enough movement!
Is stretching good or bad? Whether stretching is appropriate for you depends on two factors- what type of stretching and when are you doing it?