Hip Hinge Technique Training

In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating two different hip hinge strategies.  In the image on the left (stick along the back and maintaining 3 points of contact – head, back and sacrum), one is asked to slightly bend the knees, shift the hips posteriorly whilst maintaining the 3 points of stick contact.  This is a great way to teach neutral spine control whilst focusing on the hinge.  Should one struggle with the posterior translation of the hips, then you could have them facing away from the wall and have them move their hips back towards the wall until they hit it.  In the image on the right, this is a progression to the romanian deadlift pattern and requires one to maintain a neutral spine position without the external feedback from the stick.

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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