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Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis / opathy) management tips

Golfers elbow, otherwise known as medial epicondylitis or epicondylopathy is characterised by pain on the inside of the elbow and often presents with pain and discomfort with gripping and use of the arm. The name suggests that you must be a golfer to have this...

Overhead instability training

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing an overhead barbell press that has light loads attached to bands and the bar. This results in the bar moving (as one pushes and lowers it), therefore demanding greater stability and control through...

Horizontal pull patterns using kettlebells

In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating a renegade row and single arm bent over row. Both of these exercises are great horizontal pull movements that challenge the body differently. Renegade row - the renegade row...

Wrist mobility strategies

In the videos below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating a number of different wrist mobility strategies. These include: Video 1 - open chain unloaded Video 2 - external load open chainVideo 3 - closed chain with compressionVideo 4 - closed chain with...

Addressing mobility through movement

After undertaking a comprehensive assessment of a client, often we will look to prescribe some form of flexibility/mobility homework to address specific tissues and regions of the body. Strategies for this include static stretching or dynamic movement. In the video...

Chronic achilles tendon management strategies

Osteopath Heath Williams discusses chronic achilles tendon pain and looks at some simple strategies that you can adopt to assist in managing and resolving this complaint. Heath Williams is the owner of Principle Four Osteopathy and has been practicing as an osteopath...

Get yourself a skateboard and amp up your upper body and core training

For those of you who have a skateboard lying around the house, get it out today and use it within your training program. Osteopath Heath Williams demonstrates a number of great ways to use the skateboard within your training program to vary your upper body push and...

Lower limb exercise strategies for an achilles tendinopathy

In the videos below you will see some of the exercise strategies we have adopted for an achilles tendinopathy complaint. Exercises include: Heavy slow resistance loading - isolated calf raise (gastroc bias) and bent knee (soleus bias)PlyometricsKinetic chain loading...

Lying horizontal pull exercise

Sometimes I might look to change up the position that I or the client is in to perform an exercise because I am looking to make the exercise more challenging or easier. In the video below you will see a supine lying dual cable horizontal pull. The exercise is a...

Osteopathy is more than just treating spines

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7_95IXn4Oi/ Now if you are reading this blog you are probably already aware of osteopaths and what we do and how we work. For those people who have yet to meet or consult an osteopath, I thought I would write a short blog about what we do...

Reactive overhead strategies

In the videos below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing two different overhead reactive exercises that can be incorporated into the later stages of a rehab or return to performance program for an overhead athlete. The reactive...

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