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Principle Four Osteopathy Blog

Your Osteopath In The Melbourne City CBD

Ramblings from your osteopath about all things movement, exercise rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and workplace ergonomics.

Written for the general public and allied health professional

08 Dec Incline Bench Press

Incline Bench Press The incline bench press is a great exercise to perform if you wanting to develop strength and power in the horizontal pushing plane through the upper body.  It will also develop strength and mass through the pectoral, shoulders and tricep muscles when performed...

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07 Dec Chronic Non Specific Low Back Pain And Exercise

Chronic Non Specific Low Back Pain And Exercise I was recently reading the article titled "Chronic Non Specific Low Back Pain and Exercise" that was published in the strength and conditioning journal in 2013 and thought I would summarise the key take home messages.  As osteopaths...

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07 Dec Kneeling Hip Mobiliser

Kneeling Hip Mobiliser In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a kneeling hip flexor and adductor mobiliser.  The aim of this is to use movement to take the hip through range from flexion to relative extension and abduction...

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07 Dec A Quick Look At Sciatica

A Quick Look At Sciatica   Sciatica is a condition where the individual typically reports a feeling of shooting pain from the buttock down the leg. Often individuals will report to be suffering from sciatica when they also report to be suffering from a lower back complaint....

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06 Dec Deadlift Variations

Deadlift Variations I was recently reading the article titled "Variations of the Deadlift" that was published in the strength and conditioning journal in 2001 and thought I would summarise the key take home messages.  For those who would like to read the article in full, please...

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06 Dec Push Up To Kick Sit Mobiliser

Push Up To Kick Sit Mobiliser In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrate a push up to kick sit mobiliser.  This exercise can also be progressed to focus more on strength by slowing the movement down and reducing stability or by increasing...

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06 Dec The Barbell Hip Thrust Exercise

The Barbell Hip Thrust Exercise I was recently reading the article titled "The Barbell Hip Thrust" that was written by Bret Contreras in the Strength and Conditioning Journal in 2011 and thought I would discuss some of the key messages from this article. The Barbell Hip Thrust...

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05 Dec Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift

Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift The romanian deadlift is one of my favourite all time exercises for training the posterior chain.  It requires the individual to hip hinge (hip bend, minimal knee bend) and load up the hamstrings and gluteal muscles.  Traditionally the romanian deadlift lift is performed...

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05 Dec Push Up To Anterior Kick Through

Push Up To Anterior Kick Through In the video below I have combined a push up to anterior kick through mobility/strength exercise that has been adapted from Zuu. This movement based exercise is great for those wanting to combine both strength, mobility and motor control into their...

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04 Dec Using Chains For Strength and Conditioning

Using Chains For Strength and Conditioning I was recently reading the article titled "Using Chains for Strength and Conditioning" that was published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal in 2004 and thought I would highlight some of the key take home messages. I was first introduced to...

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03 Dec Shoulder Mobility and Stability Exercise

Shoulder Mobility and Stability Exercise The exercise below is of a Principle Four Osteopathy client who is currently undergoing strength and conditioning of their shoulder following surgery 12 months ago.  This exercise looks somewhat like the first phase of a Turkish Get Up.  I have adapted...

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