Adjusting Ones Training To Allow For Mobility Issues

Rather than just say to your client, stop training because you dont have the requisite mobility, often I will look to work around this adapt their exercise program whilst we are working on improving their mobility and strength.  In the video below you will see an example of this where we have one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing an elevated box squat that allows them to maintain appropriate posture and technique through the selected range. This therefore allows them to start grooving a squat (box squat) pattern whilst loading the body safely in the range that they are capable of performing.  The client is often much happier because they are perhaps also doing exercises that they are familiar with.  Rather than having them perform a whole bunch of correctives that they are not familiar with or perhaps dont see it as exercise.

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.

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