Band Resisted Static Lunge – Improving Knee Control

In the image below you will see Pilates educator and coach Jodie Sheehy demonstrating a band resisted static lunge. The band is used in this exercise to provide external feedback to the individual so to encourage them to maintain a stable knee position (typically you will see ones knee dive in medially when ones control and stability is not optimal).  The band resistance can be adjusted to suit the individual and I would advise starting with tension that challenges the individual, but allows them to perform the full exercise correctly.   This is one of the many different strategies that we might employ at Principle Four Osteopathy when ones technique is not optimal or we are wanting them to focus on a specific element of the exercise i.e. increase control/stability, increase muscle activation etc.

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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