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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

02 May Bent Over Row Exercise Variation

Bent Over Row Exercise Variation The bent over row is one of my favourite horizontal pulling movements as it requires one to maintain a stable torso position whilst standing in a hip hinge position.  Therefore it trains not only the muscles of the back, but also...

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01 May Deficit Kettlebell Deadlift Exercise

Deficit Kettlebell Deadlift Exercise The kettlebell deadlift is one of my go to exercises for teaching clients to perform a deadlift for a number of reasons.  These reasons are outlined below: Load is placed between the legs and close to ones centre of gravity.  Unlike a...

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29 Apr Overhead Press | Returning From Injury

Overhead Press | Returning From Injury The overhead press has been an exercise that I have not been able to do for sometime without pain due to a shoulder complaint.  As a result I took a good 4 months off from pressing overhead and worked on...

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28 Apr Trap Bar Deadlift Exercise Variation

Trap Bar Deadlift Exercise Variation https://www.instagram.com/p/BeGyK4pF1Kk/?hl=en&taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a trap bar deadlift with a slight variation on its conventional use.  Rather than having the weight/load either side of the body and holding the traditional...

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27 Apr Manual Handling Training For The Worker

Manual Handling Training For The Worker https://www.instagram.com/p/BeEewvKlR1L/?hl=en&taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy Did you know that the osteopaths at Principle Four Osteopathy regularly undertake manual handling training for companies whose workers perform manual handling tasks?  Manual handling injuries in the workplace account for a large proportion of many worksite injuries.  The areas...

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26 Apr Understanding Your Client

Understanding Your Client https://www.instagram.com/p/BeCj0I6FObc/?hl=en&taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy At Principle Four Osteopathy we are big believers in understanding what your client does on a day to day basis (be it work, lifestyle or sport).  Even more so when that activity is being impacted by a musculoskeletal complaint.   When and where...

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25 Apr Improving Your Hip Mobility and Squat Patterns

Improving Your Hip Mobility and Squat Patterns Due to the sedentary nature that we live these days, it is more common than not that I see clients with tightness anteriorly through their hips.  In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients...

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24 Apr Short Lever Thoracic and Spine Mobiliser

Short Lever and Thoracic Spine Mobiliser I was recently reading the book titled "Gift of Injury" that was co written by Brian Carrol (powerlifter) and Stuart McGill and one of the exercises demonstrated in the book inspired me to start performing these again.  This is a...

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22 Apr Strength Training Workshop For Osteopaths

Strength Training Workshop For Osteopaths https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd60gTxFczw/?hl=en&taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy Recently I had the pleasure of co hosting a strength training workshop for osteopaths at Elite Sports Performance alongside arguably two of Melbournes best Strength and Conditioning coaches, Martyn Girvan and Dan Di Pasqua.  Obviously my opinion on this is biased...

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21 Apr Hanging Knee Tuck To L Sit Exercise

Hanging Knee Tuck To L Sit Exercise In the video above you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a hanging knee tuck to L sit exercise at Elite Sports Performance.  Usually I will perform this exercise whilst actually hanging from the bar...

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