Overhead Squat Exercise

The overhead squat is one of my favourite screening tools as well as exercises because it requires a combination of mobility (foot/ankle, hip, thoracic spine, shoulders) as well as strength and control in the lower limb, torso and shoulder girdle. Many of us (myself included) are unable to perform an overhead squat perfectly and rather than let this stop you from trying, use it as opportunity to identify where in the body you need to work on (be that mobility, stability or control) and then integrate modified versions to allow you to start working the movement pattern and the exercise.

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.

Screenshot 3 Overhead Squat Exercise

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.