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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

13 Sep Osteopathy | Pilates | Myotherapy | Yoga | Barre | Docklands

Osteopathy | Pilates | Myotherapy | Yoga | Barre | Docklands [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BI6FrKpDc9C/?taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy&hl=en[/embed] At Pilates on Bourke (717 Bourke St) in the Docklands we have a range of great services available for all of those individuals living and working the Melbourne Docklands region.  We offer great services such...

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13 Sep Bracing The Core + Stability + Movement Plank Progression

Bracing The Core + Stability + Movement Plank Progression In the video below you will see personal trainer and massage therapist Brad Bullock demonstrating a plank with elbows on the foam roller (challenging stability) + anterior/posterior movement of the arms which creates additional load and challenge...

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10 Sep Trap Bar Bent Over Row

Trap Bar Bent Over Row In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating a trap bar bent over row.  This is a variation on the barbell bent over row and involves having a neutral grip (hands by side) compared to the bar sitting...

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10 Sep Osteopathy | Personal Training | Exercise Physiology Melbourne CBD

Osteopathy | Personal Training | Exercise Physiology Melbourne CBD [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BI1WFTcD3RW/?taken-by=osteoheathprinciple4osteopathy&hl=en[/embed] Did you know that we have a range of great services (osteopathy, personal training and exercise physiology) available at 29 Somerset Place Melbourne City CBD?  At Jon Weller Personal Training studio we have a fully equipped private...

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08 Sep Push Up Exercise & Progressions

Push Up Exercise & Progressions The push up is probably one of my favourite upper body strength exercises and tests for strength/endurance to bodyweight ratio for horizontal pushing because it requires no equipment and anyone can do it. Some of my favourite push up exercises and progressions...

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07 Sep 4 Point Kneeling / Quadruped Exercise Progressions

4 Point Kneeling / Quadruped Exercise Progressions Exercises in the quadruped 4 point kneeling position are great because they provide the individual with a great deal of support and stability and can be progressed and regressed to suit the demands of all individuals.  Typically I will...

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06 Sep Quick Shoulder Assessment

Quick Shoulder Assessment In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a prone dowel stick shoulder assessment drill that aims to assess their overhead reach ability.  This requires the individual to keep their torso and head on the floor and...

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06 Sep Modified Handstand Shoulder Tx Spine Mobility

Modified Handstand Shoulder Tx Spine Mobility In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a modified handstand shoulder Tx spine mobility drill.  This is actually also a strength based exercise because the individual is required to maintain position (their weight)...

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05 Sep Strict Barbell Shoulder Press

Strict Barbell Shoulder Press In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating a strict barbell shoulder press.  The main difference between a strict shoulder press versus a push press is that one is trying to only push the weight above head with movement...

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05 Sep Hip and Spine Disassociation

Hip and Spine Disassociation Many of the clients who attend Principle Four Osteopathy for the treatment of an injury or advice around exercise prescription often show and demonstrate poor body awareness and movement.  A great example of this is the pelvic tilt.  Whilst many people might...

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04 Sep Integrated Shoulder Activation Drill

Integrated Shoulder Activation Drill In the video below you will see strength and conditioning coach Michael Crichton of GW performance demonstrating an integrated (movement based) shoulder activation drill that involves lower limb, trunk and upper body movement combined with load.  This requires the individual to be...

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03 Sep Banded Scapular Activation – Diagonal Plane

Banded Scapular Activation - Diagonal Plane Recently osteopaths Heath, Cathryn and Tim attended Michael Crichton 1 day course on program design and periodization.  Michael also took us through a range of movement preparation exercises that he commonly prescribes for his rehab/prehab clients.  In the video below...

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