Glute Hip Bridge & Standing Lateral Hip Strength Exercise

In the image and video below you will see one Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a heel raised single leg hip bridge and standing banded hip abduction exercise (with focus being on the grounded leg to work lateral stabilisers).  The reason the hip bridge was performing with an elevated foot position is to allow the individual to work through a greater range of relative hip flexion/extension.  When performing these on the ground the individual was limited by hip extension and this tweak allowed for this.  In the standing hip abduction exercise the aim is to shift the weight to the grounded leg and perform hip abduction.  This exercise works both lateral hip stabilisers, however the focus was on keeping the pelvis relative parallel to the floor to challenge the grounded leg hip stabilisers.

This article was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading osteopathy clinics. We are located on Level 4 of 178 Collins St (within Pleasance House) alongside Optimal Health Exercise Physiology.  We have a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise rehab space with osteopathic consult rooms.  Our team of osteopaths have an interest in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Read more about our team here.  Book an appointment online here or call us on 0396709290 to arrange an appointment.

Getting to Principle Four Osteopathy – 4/178 Collins St Melbourne CBD

Trams – Trams run straight out the front of us, with the closest stop at Swantston st and Collins St.  

Trains – We are a short 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station, Parliament and Melbourne Central train station.

Parking – off street parking is available on Little Collins St, Russell St and in the many parking businesses (Wilsons parking) nearby.