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Prone Shoulder Mobility Drill

Prone Shoulder Mobility Drill This exercise was recently introduced to me by Melbourne Calisthenics owner Alex Jenkins who incorporates it into his calisthenics warm up drills.   I have previously performed this drill standing, however lying prone is another great way...

Training With An Asymmetrical Load

Training With An Asymmetrical Load Recently I have started varying up my training by training conventional exercises with objects that are asymmetrical in weight and/or by holding onto a weight only on one side of the body.  Both create different responses in the body...

Jefferson Curl

Jefferson Curl I was first introduced to the Jefferson curl by Melbourne Calisthenics owner Alex Jenkins as part of the warm up for calisthenics.  This is a great exercise for those wanting to improve the mobility of their back and hamstrings.  The one thing that I...

TRX Pendulum Swing

TRX Pendulum Swing In the video below we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a TRX Pendulum Swing.  This exercise is performed by placing the feet into the TRX straps and then starting in a high plank position.  Keeping the feet...

Whats Your Thoracic Mobility Like?

Whats Your Thoracic Mobility Like? There are many different ways to assess thoracic spine mobility and below are 2 assessments that I use commonly with clients.  These were shown to me whilst undertaking FMS and SFMA training by the Functional Movement Systems....

TRX Assisted Squat

TRX Assisted Squat In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a TRX assisted squat.  The TRX is being utilised to provide stability and reduce the load required to perform the squat.  The benefit of performing this...

Rockpress Exercise

Rockpress Exercise This is a great exercise if you are wanting to add in some body weight training that loads your shoulders and triceps.  This is an exercise commonly seen in Zuu Training and other bodyweight methods. Start in the A - Frame position with hands and...

Tricep Push Up

Tricep Push Up This is a great way to train your shoulders, chest and triceps without heading to the gym. Start from the knees for beginners and progress out to the push up position from elbows....

Find Out More About Tennis Elbow

Find Out More About Tennis Elbow   Tennis elbow, also commonly known as lateral epicondylitis or lateral epicondylopathy is a condition affecting the forearm muscles and tendons that attach to the outside (lateral) part of the forearm near the elbow. This...

Multi Plane Calf Stretch and Mobiliser

Multi Plane Calf Stretch and Mobiliser This blog post follows on from yesterdays blog post that discusses and demonstrates how to create a more tri plane muscle stretch of the calf complex.  In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four...

TRX Assisted Lateral Lunge

TRX Assisted Lateral Lunge The TRX is a great tool that can be used for training the whole body.  In a clinical sense I like to use the TRX as a tool to help offload some weight and have my clients explore a greater range of motion with control.  For those individuals...

Try Changing Your Foot Position When Stretching The Calf Muscles

Try Changing Your Foot Position When Stretching The Calf Muscles Traditionally you will see 99% of people stretching their calf muscles up against a wall with their back foot forward directly forward.  Whilst this certainly ensures that one is stretching their calf...

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