Overhead Squat With A Focus On Opening Up The Hips

In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a dowel stick overhead squat (unloaded) with a focus on opening up through the hips once they hit their first sticking point at the bottom of the movement.  The aim is to push knees out and let the individual move themselves slightly deeper into the overhead squat position in a controlled manner.  This can be progressed through sets/reps and time spent in the position with a plan to gradually start loading the overhead squat with a barbell.

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.

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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.