The feet: This is probably the most undertrained region of the body. The feet are not given the attention they deserve based on how much stability, strength, and power they can unlock and grant the body in most sports and activities. This is mainly because most shoes don’t allow the feet to do what they have the potential to do. Their ability to provide stability and lightning-quick control when they hit the ground is not seen when most shoes are worn. Training barefoot outside and working on foot function can help your athletic performance a lot, even with shoes back on (although minimal shoes will allow you to capture more of the benefits).
Breathing: The other relatively untapped area for better performance. Quality diaphragmatic breathing practice to build up diaphragm endurance, strength, and capacity can turn you into an athletic machine. The diaphragm is a key muscle that not only acts to breathe but also is a main ‘core’ muscle and spinal stabilizer. Train your breath on a daily basis and give it the emphasis it deserves to increase your performance and get rid of power leaks.
The ability to down-regulate (relax) your nervous system is just as important as being able to ramp it up.
Many athletes (and people in general) have no problem ramping up and getting into a fired up/fight or flight state in preparation for competition or training. They prepare their nervous system physically and mentally. While this is important for the results of your competition or training, what is often lacking is the ability to both control this state and down-regulate after being in this state.
Being too ramped up does not allow for optimal performance. Being in a state of fight or flight will hinder performance when you aren’t able to control it. Being able to perform under pressure means being able to get your body and mind under control and not let the emotions take over. Breathing techniques and visualization are some examples of ways to deal with this.
Ramping back down after competition and training is also a skill. Many athletes need to be better at this and train their ability to relax the nervous system. The body can’t always be revved up, and will not be able to recover if it isn’t efficient at relaxing. Rest/recovery is where the true training gains are made! Incorporating a daily breathing practice into the routine is a great way to improve this.
A crocodile in the wild is a prime example of this. They often go from rest/sleep mode to all-out attack mode and back to rest/sleep mode in no time at all, and naturally, have the ability to do so. Humans often get overly stimulated (constant doses of caffeine and pre-workout being contributing factors) and lose the ability to efficiently relax.
A1Myotherapy has an exciting opportunity for a full time/part time Myotherapist/’s to join our busy team in Ringwood.
Applicants must have:
Relevant registration and insurances
Current First aid & CPR
Capability to register provider numbers
Remuneration is commission based
Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or M0407 762 228
The team at A1 Myotherapy wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Our clinic will continue to operate as per normal hours excluding December 25, December 26 and January 1.
Foam rolling is a great way to self manage tight and sore muscles. They are so good to get into those hard to reach places around the hips and to stretch the upper and lower back. Whether you are an athlete warming up before a game or need to stretch out after a long day at work sitting behind a desk, foam rolling will help loosen and stretch all your tight muscles. If you suffer with lower back pain, headaches or have pregnancy related muscle tightness we also highly recommend foam rolling for pain relief.
Watch this video to learn how to use foam rollers and other great tips.
If you are suffering with lower back pain, headaches or muscle soreness we do recommend booking in with a Myotherapist for assessment and treatment to identify your problem then we can prescribe the most appropriate exercise/s, which may include foam rolling, to help get you back on track moving with ease and pain free.
No matter your age, we cannot stress how important it is to do theses core exercises. Theses core exercises support the entire body and is where the majority of our strengh comes from. Having a strong core will not only make everyday duties a breeze, it will also prevent common injuries occuring such as back pain and headaches.
Check out this video for some easy core exercises you can do at home.
If you have injured yourself through sport we will assess the injury, treat the injury and provide advice such as strengthening exercises to give you a more speedy recovery so you can return to your sport or activity with confidence. We not only work with sports injuries but treat a wide range of muscular injuries ranging from lower back pain to pregnancy related issues.
A1 Myotherapy has an exciting oportunity for an enthusiastic Myotherapist who comes from a sporting background to join our team.
Must be physically strong in treatment and have a passion for the Myotherapy industry and its future.
Must be registered and insured.
Part time and full time.
Working with 2 other Myotherapists.
Contact Tori M 0407762228 – email@example.com
Every year A1Myotherapy sponsors and supports various sporting clubs and charities. This year we are proud and excited to be involved with Ski For Life, so excited that we would also like to give you the opportunity to get behind this amazing event!
Ski For Life supports male mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention. If you would like to help go to www.paypal.me/a1myotherapy and make ANY donation and you will instantly be eligible to take 10% off your next treatment.
We will be posting videos and photos to keep you updated so you too can learn more about Ski For Life and can see what a difference this event is making to so many lives. If you would like to get involved or participate please don’t hesitate to contact us M0407762228
Buy a Gift Voucher or book a treatment for your Valentine and have them feeling relaxed and pain free!
Request relaxation or deep tissue (myotherapy treatment) and let us cater to the type of treatment you like.
Cost $88 normally $99 Book today to secure your appointment!
Call us today on 0407762228.