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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

09 Jul Decline Rockpress To Push Up

Decline Rockpress To Push Up In the video below we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy adapt the Rockpress exercise that has been developed by Zuu.  He has integrated this with a push up so that he can train both his shoulder, chest and...

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09 Jul Have You Suffered A Whiplash Injury?

Have You Suffered A Whiplash Injury?   Whiplash injuries often occur when an individual is involved in car accident or situation where they experience an unexpected force.  Typical whiplash injuries can present as both neck and lower back pain. Whiplash injuries often result in an individual developing soreness...

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08 Jul Sumo Deadlift With Bands

Sumo Deadlift With Bands The deadlift is a great exercise to perform to build strength and power through the hips and lower limb.  The exercise really loads up and requires you develop force through the posterior chain.  In the video below you will see osteopath Heath...

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06 Jul Grooving Your Squat Pattern

Grooving Your Squat Pattern When it comes to coaching clients to squat, there are often a few different strategies that I will implement and these will differ based on the specific individual presentations. Two of my favourite squat mobilisers that I like to use are the wall...

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06 Jul Do You Have A Disc Injury?

Do You Have A Disc Injury? Disc injuries more commonly occur in the cervical and lumbar spine. Typically they occur in these regions of the spine because this is where they are generally placed under greater greatest strain. Cervical disc injuries typically occur in the mid...

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04 Jul Seated Goodmorning Exercise

Seated Goodmorning Exercise This exercise was inspired by a recent article that I read by the Strength Sensei Charles Poliquin who wrote about the Seated Goodmorning.  Prior to this exercise I had never tried this before, often focusing on performing the conventional goodmorning exercise.  As Charles...

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03 Jul Introducing Sandbag Fitness

Introducing Sandbag Fitness The Sandbag is probably one of the most versatile and cost effective training tools in the health and fitness market at present due to its design, ease of use and ability to transport. These days my life is super busy due to running 2 businesses,...

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03 Jul Taking A Look At Your Car Ergonomics

Taking A Look At Your Car Ergonomics                   I was inspired to write this short blog post after some recent enquiries about car vehicle ergonomics.  As an osteopath we are often dealing with people who are suffering from a range of musculoskeletal complaints and often sitting and...

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02 Jul Get Yourself Squat Ready

Get Yourself Squat Ready There are many different ways to warm up and get yourself ready to squat.  Often I will spend 10-15 minutes carrying out a range of mobility and activation drills that focus on ankle, hip and spine mobility, as well as a range...

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02 Jul Single Arm Side Plank

Single Arm Side Plank The side plank is another commonly prescribed exercise for teaching bracing strategies and also to get the client to work their lateral chain of muscles (shoulder, obliques and lateral leg muscles). There are many different ways for an individual to add a side...

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02 Jul Single Arm Tall Plank

Single Arm Tall Plank The plank is probably one of the most commonly prescribed exercises for teaching and training bracing strategies.  Often I will have my clients perform a plank hold but change things up a little to create a different biomechanical reaction and stimulus. In the...

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01 Jul Pull To Push Chop

Pull To Push Chop The wood chop exercise has many varieties and in the video below we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy perform a rope pull to push chop to different destination points. When it comes to performing this exercise there are many opportunities...

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01 Jul Principle Four Osteopathy Meets Elite Sports Performance

Principle Four Osteopathy Meets Elite Sports Performance             This week Principle Four Osteopathy were taken through a training and coaching session at Elite Sports Performance by Strength and Conditioning Coach Martyn Girvan in Sportswood, Melbourne.                       About Martyn Girvan & Elite Sports Performance Martyn has a degree in exercise science...

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