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Principle Four Osteopathy Blog

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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

22 Sep Ab Roller Progressions

Ab Roller Progressions The ab roller is a great tool that can be used to train control through the core as one moves the roller away from their base of support in the sagittal plane.  Typically one will roll out until the arms are straight and...

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22 Sep Single Arm Scapular Push Up

Single Arm Scapular Push Up This exercise is a progression from the bilateral elbow scapular push up.  The main difference is that you are needing to resist rotation through the trunk and are required to keep it parallel to the ground.  This is a great exercise...

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21 Sep Hanging L Sit Progression Drill

Hanging L Sit Progression Drill In the video below we will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a L Sit progression drill. This exercise involves the client actively hanging from the bar with their thighs at 90 degrees to the floor.  Whilst maintaining this...

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21 Sep Find Out More About Carpal Tunnel

Find Out More About Carpal Tunnel   Carpal tunnel is a condition that affects the hand.   It occurs as a result of compression on the medial nerve and typical signs and symptoms include: Numbness Pins and needles Pain (particularly at night) Weakness in the hand with gripping activities   Carpal tunnel can...

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20 Sep Upper Body Movement Preparation

Upper Body Movement Preparation There are a bunch of great exercise drills one can perform as part of their movement preparation phase/warm up before undertaking their upper body strength training session.  In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrate...

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17 Sep Band Hip Thruster

Band Hip Thruster This exercise was inspired by an instagram video by Bret Contreras who writes regularly in the field of strength and conditioning field.  Read more about Bret by clicking here. The Hip Thruster is an exercise that involves moving the hips from flexion to extension...

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15 Sep Thoracic Spine Mobility Assessment Strategies

Thoracic Spine Mobility Assessment Strategies I was first introduced to the thoracic spine mobility assessment strategies in the videos below when I attended the Functional Movement System SFMA course last year in Melbourne.  As part of the SFMA, these assessments are incorporated into some of the...

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15 Sep The Scapular Push Up

The Scapular Push Up This is a great exercise to train the back and shoulder complex and make sure you are developing the muscles around the scapular.  Make sure your elbows are beneath your shoulders to ensure there is optimal shoulder stability.  Aim to keep the...

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11 Sep Prone Shoulder Mobility Drill

Prone Shoulder Mobility Drill This exercise was recently introduced to me by Melbourne Calisthenics owner Alex Jenkins who incorporates it into his calisthenics warm up drills.   I have previously performed this drill standing, however lying prone is another great way as it requires you to...

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10 Sep Training With An Asymmetrical Load

Training With An Asymmetrical Load Recently I have started varying up my training by training conventional exercises with objects that are asymmetrical in weight and/or by holding onto a weight only on one side of the body.  Both create different responses in the body and therefore...

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