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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

07 Nov Bodyweight Core Exercises

Bodyweight Core Exercises In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing two bodyweight bracing holds.  The hollow hold/dish hold and prone extension hold.  Both are great for building bracing tension through the body.  Start with 2-3 sets of 15 seconds...

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06 Nov Farmers Carries & Variation In Hand Holds

Farmers Carries & Variations In Hand Holds https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmhvw4JFeH1/?hl=en&taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy The farmers carry (either single arm or bilateral dumbbell or kettlebell load carry by the side) is a great exercise for building up general strength and conditioning in the body.  One can start with a light weight and look...

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05 Nov Vehicle Manual Handling Tips | Closing Your Boot

Vehicle Manual Handling Tips | Closing Your Boot In the video below you will see physiotherapist Wade Brennan of Corporate Work Health Australia demonstrating a number of strategies one might commonly adopt when closing ones vehicle boot.  Video one is the preferred strategy because it involves...

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02 Nov Bench Press and Push Ups | Building Your Horizontal Pressing Strength

Bench Press and Push Ups | Building Your Horizontal Pressing Strength https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmc5WJfFYge/?hl=en&taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy The bench press and push up are by far my favourite exercises for building horizontal pressing strength.  The push up requires little equipment and can be adjusted to suit ones ability, whilst the bench press...

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31 Oct Backfitpro – McGill – Back Mechanic & McGill Method Level 3 Course Review

Backfitpro - McGill - Back Mechanic & McGill Method Level 3 Course Review https://www.instagram.com/p/BpeGxj2g9bF/?hl=en&taken-by=crossfitmoreland Just this weekend gone I attended the two workshops (Back Mechanic and McGill Method Level 3 - High Performance Training)  that was delivered by one of Stuart McGill's educators Joel Proskewitz who travelled out...

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30 Oct Working Within Your Vehicle Tips

Working With Your Vehicle Tips The office these days is not just confined to the traditional desk and chair and more and more workers are having to work in all sorts of environments.  The vehicle is certainly a common location for many workers who are required...

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29 Oct Manual Handling Tips

Manual Handling Tips Next time you are required to carry a box, take a look at how you are holding it and carrying it.  Get a good grip on the item, keep it close to your body and use a lifting aid where possible i.e. trolley....

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28 Oct Elevated Sumo Deadlift

Elevated Sumo Deadlift In the image below you will see osteopath Nathan Burke of Beaconsfield Osteopathy demonstrating an elevated sumo deadlift.  This exercise was prescribed in preference to the conventional deadlift because it allows for Nathan to maintain a more upright trunk position relative to the...

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27 Oct Shoulder Rehab Exercises

Shoulder Rehab Exercises In the video below you will see some mobility, stability and control exercises prescribed for a recent client who is dealing with what presents as shoulder impingement (secondary) + rotator cuff involvement.  Rather than just prescribing serratus push ups and rotator cuff exercises,...

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