1/2 Between A Downward Dog and Wall Hand Stand Shoulder and Thoracic Spine Mobiliser

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a wall supported shoulder and thoracic spine mobiliser.  I quite like this exercise over others because it demands a combination of strength in the shoulder girdle (pushing into the floor and holding ones weight through their upper limb whilst maintaining trunk stability).  The aim is to gentle bring the chest towards the floor/wall behind you to encourage greater thoracic spine and shoulder flexion under some load.  One could look to perform this for time or reps.  Be careful not to try this if you lack the strength to hold yourself in this position or have a shoulder issue that wont cope well with this position or movement.

This article was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading osteopathy clinics. We are located on Level 4 of 178 Collins St (within Pleasance House) alongside Optimal Health Exercise Physiology.  We have a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise rehab space with osteopathic consult rooms.  Our team of osteopaths have an interest in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Read more about our team here.  Book an appointment online here or call us on 0396709290 to arrange an appointment.

Screenshot 3 1/2 Between A Downward Dog And Wall Hand Stand Shoulder And Thoracic Spine Mobiliser












Getting to Principle Four Osteopathy – 4/178 Collins St Melbourne CBD

Trams – Trams run straight out the front of us, with the closest stop at Swantston st and Collins St.  

Trains – We are a short 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station, Parliament and Melbourne Central train station.

Parking – off street parking is available on Little Collins St, Russell St and in the many parking businesses (Wilsons parking) nearby.