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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

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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30 Jun Barbell Lunge

Barbell Lunge Traditionally speaking, barbells are generally used for squats, deadlifts and bench pressing.  In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy use the barbell when performing 2 different types of lunge exercises. The barbell when placed across your shoulders with...

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29 Jun Are You Suffering From A Muscle Strain?

Are You Suffering From A Muscle Strain?   Principle Four Osteopathy Practitioners treat many patients who present with muscle strains and other musculoskeletal aches and pains.   Muscle strains can often occur following exercise, unaccustomed activity and in some cases, they might be the first sign that...

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28 Jun Using Bands Whilst Your Bench Press

Using Bands Whilst You Bench Press Bands are one of those great training tools to keep in your training bag due to their versatility.  You can use bands for adding or reducing resistance training loads or for every day stretching.  In the video below we see...

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28 Jun Single Arm Push Up Progression

Single Arm Push Up Progression There are many different ways to work towards being able to perform a single arm push up.  In the video below we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy reduce the base of support and stability as part of his...

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28 Jun Band Assisted Bodyweight Row

Band Assisted Bodyweight Row The powerband is a great training tool accessory to allow one to either increase or decrease the resistance/load when training.  The band can be attached to either increase resistance through a movement or decrease the resistance through a movement.  In the video...

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27 Jun Load Your Chin Ups With Bands

Load Your Chin Ups With Bands The powerband is a great training tool to incorporate into your everyday strength and conditioning program because they can be used to either assist or resist with an exercise.  In the video below we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle...

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27 Jun More Outdoor Training Exercise Ideas

More Outdoor Training Exercise Ideas When it comes to training outdoors, make sure you don't limit yourself and make the most of the equipment around you.  In the following videos we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrate two great exercises using the swing...

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26 Jun The Close Grip Pronated Chin Up

The Close Grip Pronate Chin Up The close grip pronated chin up is another great exercise variation to add to your back and chin up routine as it is important to develop vertical pulling strength across a wide variety of hand positions and widths to create...

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