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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

01 Sep The Side Kick Exercise

The Side Kick Exercise This is a body weight movement that is commonly seen in exercise methods such as Zuu Training, Animal Flow and other bodyweight methods.  It is a great one for training mobility through the thoracic spine and hips as well as building strength...

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01 Sep Push Up Into T Rotation

Push Up Into T Rotation I love this exercise for training the chest, trunk rotation and stability.   Start slowly and work on building the different phases of the movement 1.  Push Up 2. Stabilize through one arm and leg to trunk rotation. https://instagram.com/p/yp2MU3C0l7/?taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy This blog was written...

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30 Aug Shoulder Subluxation and Dislocations

Shoulder Subuluxation and Dislocations   Individuals who are known to be hypermobile or have hypermobile shoulder joints due to genetics or from overuse due to specific sports i.e throwing sports or swimming may be more prone to subluxing or dislocating their shoulders. Trauma to the shoulder is...

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28 Aug Principle Four Osteopathy meets Melbourne Calisthenics

Principle Four Osteopathy meets Melbourne Calisthenics                   Principle Four Osteopathy were lucky enough to be shown through Melbourne Calisthenics and be taken through a 2 hour session with owner Alex Jenkins. Todays session included a great range of mobility and upper body, core and lower body activation drills...

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28 Aug TRX Ipsilateral Supported Mountain Climber

TRX Ipsilateral Supported Mountain Climber Recently I have started utilising the TRX a lot more within my training program and below is a video of the TRX Ipsilateral Supported Mountain Climber that requires the individual to stabilise through 3 points of contact (hands and one foot...

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27 Aug Ipsilateral Dumbbell Lunges

Ipsilateral Dumbbell Lunges The lunge is a great training exercise to include in a lower body strength program because it requires a combination of upper body stability whilst requiring the individual to load the lower body and maintain balance.  Typically the lunge is performed with bodyweight...

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26 Aug Core Training – The Dish Exercise

Core Training - The Dish Exercise I was first introduced to this exercise when undertaking a gymnastic training course and have since been further introduced to this through crossfit and calisthenics.  The dish exercise requires one to be lying on their back and then keeping the...

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25 Aug The Spiderman Exercise

The Spiderman Exercise Here we have Osteopath Heath Williams displaying how to perform the spiderman in reverse.   The spiderman moving forward is literally the same arm and leg movements, but moving forward. This is a great exercise for training whole body.  It requires the individual to...

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18 Aug Seated Trunk Rotation Assessment

Seated Trunk Rotation Assessment Below are some videos of osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating two simple seated rotational assessment strategies that can be used to objectively measure the range of motion available with spinal rotation. Seated Dowel Stick Rotation Assessment https://instagram.com/p/6Lfr8GC0qI/?taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy Have the individual place the...

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17 Aug Find Out More About Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator Cuff Injuries   The rotator cuff group is made up of four muscles (subscapularis, infraspinatus, supraspinatus and teres minor). These muscles play an important role with upper limb and shoulder function and an injury to the rotator cuff muscles typically results in an individual finding it...

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11 Aug Shoulder Mobilisers

Shoulder Mobilisers There are many ways to mobilise the shoulders, however one of my favourites is with the use of a stick.  It doesn't have to be any specific stick, just one that is approximately the length of a broom. The reason I enjoy using the stick...

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