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Partner Assisted Glute Ham Developer

Partner Assisted Glute Ham Developer Principle Four Osteopathy recently acquired a partner assisted glute ham developer so that we can look to train load up and eccentrically train the gluteals and hamstrings.  This is a great exercise that has many benefits for...

Cossack Squat

Cossack Squat In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams working on his Cossack Squat.  This is a great exercise that requires a large degree of mobility through the foot/ankle and hip as well as strength.  You can regress this exercise by adding...

Cossack Squat + Counterweight

Cossack Squat + Counterweight In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating a Cossack squat with counterweight (kettlebell held out in front).  He has incorporated this into his Cossack squat warm up routine to assist with both trunk...

Osteopathy | Pilates | Myotherapy | Yoga | Barre | Docklands

Osteopathy | Pilates | Myotherapy | Yoga | Barre | Docklands At Pilates on Bourke (717 Bourke St) in the Docklands we have a range of great services available for all of those individuals living and working the Melbourne Docklands region.  We offer great services such...

Bracing The Core + Stability + Movement Plank Progression

Bracing The Core + Stability + Movement Plank Progression In the video below you will see personal trainer and massage therapist Brad Bullock demonstrating a plank with elbows on the foam roller (challenging stability) + anterior/posterior movement of the arms which...

Birddog Progression – Increasing Complexity To Your Exercise

Birddog Progression - Increasing Complexity To Your Exercise The birddog exercise is a common exercise seen in many peoples programs that focuses on the individual having to maintain a stable torso/trunk position whilst moving their arms, legs or both.  Typically one...

Trap Bar Bent Over Row

Trap Bar Bent Over Row In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating a trap bar bent over row.  This is a variation on the barbell bent over row and involves having a neutral grip (hands by side) compared to the bar sitting forward of ones...

Osteopathy | Personal Training | Exercise Physiology Melbourne CBD

Osteopathy | Personal Training | Exercise Physiology Melbourne CBD Did you know that we have a range of great services (osteopathy, personal training and exercise physiology) available at 29 Somerset Place Melbourne City CBD?  At Jon Weller Personal Training studio we...

Push Up Exercise & Progressions

Push Up Exercise & Progressions The push up is probably one of my favourite upper body strength exercises and tests for strength/endurance to bodyweight ratio for horizontal pushing because it requires no equipment and anyone can do it. Some of my favourite push...

4 Point Kneeling / Quadruped Exercise Progressions

4 Point Kneeling / Quadruped Exercise Progressions Exercises in the quadruped 4 point kneeling position are great because they provide the individual with a great deal of support and stability and can be progressed and regressed to suit the demands of all...

Quick Shoulder Assessment

Quick Shoulder Assessment In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a prone dowel stick shoulder assessment drill that aims to assess their overhead reach ability.  This requires the individual to keep their torso and head on...

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