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21 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Calf + Achilles- step 2

As you may recall from our intro post on kinesiology taping, we’re going to focus on each muscle group/joint and show you how to use kinesiology tape in three distinct ways:

Immediately after injury  (for swelling and pain
During the healing process (correction techniques to restore normal position and allow for healing)
Techniques to help improve strength [...]

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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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14 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Stretching- pt 1 The Calf

In the introduction post to this series, we reviewed and answered some common questions regarding stretching, including why, when, how, etc. Click here to review it.
In this post we will be talking about stretches specifically for the calf.  In the video below are three ways to stretch out both the gastroc and soleus muscles. They [...]

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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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