Foam Roller Prone Scapular W to Y Strength Exercise

In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients at the Melbourne Docklands clinic performing a prone scapular retraction W to Y exercise whilst lying on a foam roller and using light dumbbells.  The idea of lying on a foam roller is such that it affords the individual the ability to retract and work the upper limb in a range of motion that is forward of their side, compared to the typical W to Y exercise which requires one to retract the shoulders and work from a relative end range of motion.  Sometimes the W to Y exercise can be challenging for those on the floor and the foam roller may provide the individual with the ability to perform this.

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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