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Using Visual Feedback To Improve Your Training Technique

Using Visual Feedback To Improve Your Training Technique When it comes to learning a new exercise and improving on ones you are already familiar with, visual feedback can play a big role in helping facilitate the learning process.  For some of us we may have a...

Overhead Band Assisted Nordic Curl

Overhead Band Assisted Nordic Curl The nordic exercise is a great one for those looking to work on developing hamstring strength through the eccentric phase.  The idea is to have the feet planted and locked and then slowly lower yourself down whilst maintaining a...

Shoulder Movement Preparation Drill – Closed Chain Shoulder Exercise

Shoulder Movement Preparation Drill - Closed Chain Shoulder Exercise I recently attended a workout with a mate of mine (Morgan White) of Free Form Practice (check them out on Instagram) and we were discussing different ways to prepare the shoulder girdle in a safe and...

Rehab Phases For The Athlete

Rehab Phases For The Athlete Anyone suffering from an injury knows the pain of not being able to perform the activities or sports that they love doing.  As manual therapists (osteopaths, phyiotherapists) we can play an integral role in getting our clients back to...

Weighted Core Plate Rotation Exercise With Eye/Head Driver

Weighted Core Plate Rotation Exercise With Eye/Head Driver Working the core can be as simple as holding a weight away from the body and trying to control it through movement.  In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy...

Dont Just Perform Concentric Hamstring Exercises

Dont Just Perform Concentric Hamstring Curls When we review our clients exercise programs for the first time in at Principle Four Osteopathy, often our clients will have very little focus on the posterior chain (gluteals, hamstrings) and if they do happen to include...

Increasing Ankle Plantarflexion Using Tri Plane Arm Drivers

Increasing Plantarflexion Using Tri Plane Arm Drivers Recently I was asked by a colleague on Instagram a great way to increasing plantarflexion through the ankle joint and it had me thinking of different ways to do this.  My first go to thought was to literally sit...

Snapping Hip

Snapping Hip Many clients will present to the clinic reporting a clicking in their hip and often wonder what it is and whether it is an issue.  Snapping hip syndrome is characterized by an audible sound around the hip when one moves their leg. The article titled...

Screening The Overhead Lift

Screening The Overhead Lift I was recently reading the article titled "Shoulder function during overhead lifting tasks: implications for screening athletes" that was published in the strength and conditioning journal in 2015 and thought I would discuss some of the key...

Scapular Stabilisation Exercise

Scapular Stabilisation Exercises I was recently reading the article titled "Scapular Stabilization Rehab Exercise Prescription" that was published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal in 2006 and thought I would discuss some of the key take home messages from the...

Taking A Look At The Dumbbell Fly On The Swiss Ball

Taking A Look At The Dumbbell Fly On The Swiss Ball I was recently reading the article titled "Unilateral Supine Dumbbell Fly Using A Stability Ball" that was published in the strength and conditioning journal in 2011 and thought I would highlight some of the key take...

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