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19 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Calf- step 1

In this post we’re going to review two kinesiology taping applications for the calf. The goal for both is to decrease pain and swelling and they are best used during the first 1-7 days post injury (aka the acute phase). These are great to use following a calf muscle strain, tear, or contusion. For these [...]

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02 February 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Calf/Achilles Mobilizations

In this post I’m going to show you how to use the tennis ball to mobilize the calf muscles including the gastroc, soleus, and their common insertion at the top of the achilles. The goal with this mobilization is to anchor one end [...]

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12 April 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Self Muscle Massage- Pt 1 The Calf

In the introduction to the Self Muscle Massage series, we discussed and demonstrated the three different techniques that will be used. Click here if you missed them or would like to review them.
In this part of the series, we’re going to start with the calf muscles. They play a major role in shock [...]

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