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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

23 Feb Why Does The Osteopath Take A Case History?

Why Does The Osteopath Take A Case History? For those of you who have never seen an Osteopath, Chiropractor or Physiotherapist, taking a case history on your initial and return consultations is probably the most important part of the osteopathic consultation.  The case history part of...

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16 Feb The Plank Exercise

The Plank Exercise Some people love adding the plank into their everyday workout, whereas others will avoid it like the plague.  From a clinical and functional stand point, there is often debate around the use of the plank within a strength and conditioning program.  The functional...

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16 Feb The Palof Press Exercise

The Palof Press The Palof Press exercise has become one of my favourite core exercises.  It requires you to stabilise through the trunk and either hold the weight away from you or you can pulse it in and out whilst maintaining a stable trunk. Check out the...

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16 Feb The Hip Bridge

The Hip Bridge What a great exercise for getting the core, flutes and hamstrings working.  The great thing about the Hip Bridge Exercise is that there are so many opportunities to vary the exercise.  Some of the most common ways to progress/regress the exercise include: Start position...

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16 Feb Bodyweight Training

Bodyweight Training Whilst bodyweight training has been around as long as exercise itself, recently there has been a resurgence in its popularity and it is now moving from the hardcore bodyweight and calisthenic guys to the mainstream exercise group.   This can be seen across the...

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14 Feb Move Well Repair and Performance

Move Well - Repair & Performance Pilates Package   Principle Four Osteopathy and Pilates on Bourke/Collins bring you the Move Well - Repair & Performance Pilates Package.   What Is The Move Well - Repair & Performance Pilates Package? The Move Well - Repair & Performance Pilates Package has been developed by...

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10 Feb SFMA

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) What is the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)? Osteopath Heath Williams is trained and certified in SFMA.Below is a summary description of the SFMA directly from the SFMA webpage.” The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a series of 7 full-body movement...

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09 Feb Oblique Training Exercises

Oblique Training Exercises There are many different exercises that one can do to train the obliques, such as lateral plank holds, palof press, side crunches and using the torsonator.  One of my favourites is the wood chop and the many different ways you can vary this....

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05 Feb Calf Complex Flexibility and Mobiliser

Calf Complex Flexibility and Mobiliser Stretching and gaining more mobility through the calf muscle complex (gastrocnemius and soleus muscles) can be carried out in a number of ways.  The most commonly prescribed stretch for the calf muscles is a straight leg or bent knee static stretch...

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04 Feb Move Well-Move Often Pilates Package

Move Well - Move Often Pilates Package   Principle Four Osteopathy and Pilates on Bourke/Collins bring you the Move Well - Move Often Pilates Package.   What Is The Move Well - Move Often Pilates Package? The Move Well Pilates Package has been developed by Principle Four Osteopathy practitioners and Pilates...

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03 Feb Increasing Your Ankle Mobility Using Powerbands

Increasing Your Ankle Mobility Using Powerbands In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients using the powerband (to create a posterior translation of the tibia/fibular) to assist with the mobilisation of the ankle joint.  The ankle joint is a lot like...

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03 Feb Pilates with an osteopath

Pilates with an osteopath     Principle Four Osteopathy has Osteopath Cathryn Leszczynski available to conduct 1:1 pilates at Pilates on Bourke, 717 Bourke St, Docklands. All 1:1 sessions are 55-60 minutes in length and clients are able to claim back private health rebates when seeing Cathryn for 1:1 sessions. Cathryn...

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02 Feb The Torsonator

The Torsonator The Torsonator is probably one of my favourite pieces of equipment in our osteopathy clinic due to its many uses and the fact that it doesn't require a lot of space. All you need is an olympic weight, unearthed or earthed torsonator attachment, barbell,...

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