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Does Your Osteopath Understand Training And Your Injury?

Does Your Osteopath Understand Training and Your Injury? 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...

Split Squat + Hip Flexor Stretch

Split Squat + Hip Flexor Stretch 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 front leg. ...

Shoulder Retraction Rehab Exercise

Shoulder Retraction Rehab Exercise 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...

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

Using The Weight Plate To Help With Trunk Positioning In The Squat 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 is to keep the...

Bilateral Kettlebell Rack Position Box Squat

Bilateral Kettlebell Rack Position Box Squat 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...

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...

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...

Cossack Squat

Cossack Squat In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams working on his Cossack Squat.  This is a great exercise that requires a large degree of mobility through the foot/ankle and hip as well as strength.  You can regress this exercise by adding...

Cossack Squat + Counterweight

Cossack Squat + Counterweight In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating a Cossack squat with counterweight (kettlebell held out in front).  He has incorporated this into his Cossack squat warm up routine to assist with both trunk...

Osteopathy | Pilates | Myotherapy | Yoga | Barre | Docklands

Osteopathy | Pilates | Myotherapy | Yoga | Barre | Docklands 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...

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...

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