Addressing Lumbar Spine Position With Hip Flexion in Quadruped Position
In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a quadruped rocking exercise that uses the water bottle as an external cue to help facilitate lumbar control during hip flexion. This has been prescribed to encourage both control and coordination of the movement that is often required in many exercising training movements. The exercise has been regressed to the quadruped position to simply the movement and focus on this area specifically. Once the client has mastered this it can be progressed to standing and will assist in movements such as the squat, deadlift, lunge and step up. This client was previously flexing the spine excessively and if was to occur in a loaded upright exercise as listed above it may lead to over time strain to the body.
This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.