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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

28 Sep Standing Birddog Exercise

Standing Birddog Exercise I was recently reading Stuart McGill new book titled "Back Mechanic"and came across a modification of the birddog exercise that I had never seen before and thought I would give it a go.  Interestingly this modification is quite challenging still when you are...

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26 Sep Spine Health

Spine Health I was recently reading Stuart McGill's new book titled "Back Mechanic" which was written for the everyday person and I really appreciated many of the simple tips and strategies that he has written about for the average person with back pain or for those...

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26 Sep Push Up With Variable Frontal Plane Hand Placements

Push Up With Variable Frontal Plane Hand Placements In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a push up with variable frontal plane hand placements (normal, narrow and wide stance). This requires them to adapt through their shoulder girdle and...

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25 Sep Deep Squat to Hamstring Stretch

Deep Squat To Hamstring Stretch In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating a deep squat and then moving into a hamstring stretch.  Mobility has never been a strength of mine and one of my goals of 2016 is to improve my mobility,...

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24 Sep Does Your Osteopath Understand Training And Your Injury?

Does Your Osteopath Understand Training and Your Injury? [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BJmPwY0jpTw/?taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy&hl=en[/embed] At Principle Four Osteopathy we like to think that we have a good understanding of many training methodologies (strength training, powerlifting, bodybuilding, crossfit, bodyweight, pilates, yoga, barre and pilates).  Our osteopaths currently train across a broad range of...

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23 Sep Split Squat + Hip Flexor Stretch

Split Squat + Hip Flexor Stretch [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BJjGgUjDSFS/?taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy&hl=en[/embed] In the video above you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a split squat (rear foot placed on plyometric box) and starting from a kneeling position and moving to a lunge.  The vast majority of load is placed on the...

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22 Sep Shoulder Retraction Rehab Exercise

Shoulder Retraction Rehab Exercise [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BJhDOnCjvSb/?taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy&hl=en[/embed] In the video above you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing an exercise that focuses on retracting and pulling the scapular towards the opposite hip.  This is a great starting point for those needing to work on improving scapular...

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20 Sep Using The Weight Plate To Help With Trunk Positioning In The Squat

Using The Weight Plate To Help With Trunk Positioning In The Squat [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BJRLG77D-s1/?taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy&hl=en[/embed] In the image above you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a squat with a weight plate balanced on their head (hand hold at front of the weight plate). The aim...

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19 Sep Does Your Osteopath Train And Understand Movement & Strength Training?

Does Your Osteopath Train and Understand Movement & Strength Training? [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BJO6o57jOVE/?taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy&hl=en[/embed] At Principle Four Osteopathy our osteopaths regular move and train and understand strength training and periodization.  All of our osteopaths have undertaken a range of training courses and been coached in strength training, pilates, powerlifting and...

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18 Sep Bilateral Kettlebell Rack Position Box Squat

Bilateral Kettlebell Rack Position Box Squat [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BJOa_jUDedC/?taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy&hl=en[/embed] In the video above you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a bilateral kettlebell rack position box squat.  The anterior kettlebell hold places more load forward of the person and this works well for those looking to maintain a more...

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17 Sep Upside Down Kettlebell Goblet Squat

Upside Down Kettlebell Goblet Squat In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing an upside down kettlelbell goblet squat.  The upside kettlebell hold is different to the traditional kettlebell hold where you hold it by the horns and places an additional stability challenge...

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16 Sep Partner Assisted Glute Ham Developer

Partner Assisted Glute Ham Developer Principle Four Osteopathy recently acquired a partner assisted glute ham developer so that we can look to train load up and eccentrically train the gluteals and hamstrings.  This is a great exercise that has many benefits for strengthening the posterior chain. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BJAJlZrjkMX/?taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy&hl=en[/embed] This blog post...

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