Dynamic Hamstring Stretch With Hand Reach – An Osteopaths Perspective

In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating an anterior step or lunge (partial bent knee) with an anterior hand reach to mid shin height (hands either side of the front leg) and then an anterior reach medial to the front leg and then lateral to the front leg.  The step forward with anterior hand reach is an exercise that focuses on dynamically stretching the hamstring of the front stepping forward leg.  One can vary the degree of stretch/load through the posterior chain by altering the reach distance, changing the step distance and modifying the sets/reps/tempo of movement.  Adding dumbbells to this movement will also start to create a gentle load to the 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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