It always surprises me when I get to the end of the day how many people I have had to hand out calf stretches too. Between heels on our shoes too sitting all day at a desk, our poor calf’s seem to really lack any love and attention. When the calf loses its flexibility propulsion during gait is affected, one of the posterior calf muscles the gastrocnemius is responsible for 30 percent of the power of toe off alone. The gastrocnemius goes through its maximum amount of stretch in the back leg of gait during walking when the foot is in a supinated position. Below is a picture of how to use the rotation plane to ensure your foot is supinated when you stretch your calf.



This blog post was written by the osteopaths at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is your premier osteopathic clinic located in Camberwell Melbourne on Riversdale Road.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy are osteopaths who use movement to assess and treat musculoskeletal disorders.  At Everything’s Connected all osteopaths have nutrition qualifications and are focused on an active treatment and management plan.  Our clinic sees patients of all ages, ranging from children to the elderly.  Common conditions typically presenting to the clinic include sports injuries, osteoarthritic related aches and pains, neck pain, back pain, weight loss and upper and lower limb injuries.  To find out more about us at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy, click on the link  here.   Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is located at 734 Riversdale Road, Camberwell.  We are a short 5-minute drive from Camberwell Junction and a 2-minute walk from Riversdale Road Train Station.    Appointments can be made by calling us on 03 98886176 or emailing

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