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Bosu Ball Hip Thruster

Bosu Ball hip Thruster In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating a bosu ball hip thruster which forms part of their weekly exercise program.  The hip thruster is an extension on the hip bridge and adds load to this movement...

Birddog Variation – Adding An Upper Limb Stability Challenge

Birddog Variation - Adding An Upper Limb Stability Challenge In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a birddog with the hands placed on a foam roller.  This alters the exercise by raising the shoulders higher than the hips...

Wall Squat Variations with Anterior Press

Wall Squat Variations with Anterior Press In the two videos below you will see two of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating a wall squat variation (body weight and swiss ball assisted) with an anterior weight press.  This exercise was prescribed to...

Conventional and Sumo Deadlift Exercise Prescription

Conventional and Sumo Deadlift Exercise Prescription At Principle Four Osteopathy we are regularly prescription the deadlift and the many variations on this (barbell, kettlebell, elevated deadlift i.e. rackpull or off blocks), trap bar, romanian deadlift and single...

Developing Mobility and Then Building Strength Through Range

Developing Mobility and Then Building Strength Through Range In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating a supported squat (hands holding bar in front for increased stability) and then an image of them performing a loaded...

Sledge Hammer Squat and Lunge Exercises

Sledge Hammer Squat and Lunge Exercises The sledge hammer is a great tool to use in your training routine due to weight being placed primarily at one end and therefore you are required to work harder to balance the load as you perform your various exercise movements....

P4O Attends Introduction To Kettlebells For Rehabilitation Workshop

P4O Attends Introduction To Kettlebells For Rehabilitation Workshop https://www.instagram.com/p/BYAJAPDFEbv/?hl=en&taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy Principle Four Osteopathy practitioners Heath Williams, Shaun Coghlan and Tim McNamara recently attended the one...

Landmine Kneeling Press Lunge

Landmine Kneeling Press Lunge In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a landmine kneeling press lunge.  This is a great all over body exercise that trains the lower body, core and upper body.  Start in the...

Isometrics For Achilles Tendinopathy

Isometrics For Achilles Tendinopathy In the image below you will see an example of gastrocnemius (left image) and soleus (right image) isometric holds for a client who is suffering from achilles tendinopathy. These have been prescribed in the early stage of the acute...

Modified Split Squat

Modified Split Squat In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a modified squat (split squat).  This exercises places additional load through the loaded front leg and requires strength and mobility through a...

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