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Assessing Ones Back Squat Pattern

Assessing Ones Back Squat Pattern I was recently reading the article titled “The back squat: A proposed assessment of functional deficits and technical factors that limit performance” that was published in the strength and conditioning journal in 2014 and thought I...

Taking A Look At Core Training

Taking A Look At Core Training I was recently reading the article titled "Core Training: Evidence Translating to Better Performance and Injury Prevention" that was written by Stuart McGill and published in the strength and conditioning journal in 2010 and thought I...

Don’t Forget To Train The Hips For Knee Pain

Don't Forget To Train The Hips For Knee Pain Gary gray once said on one of his applied functional video digest series along the lines of "the knee is stuck between the foot and hip and often knee pain is a result of an issue further away".  This has stuck with me...

Instability Training For The Core

Instability Training For The Core I was recently reading the article titled "The Role of Instability Rehabilitative Resistance Training For the Core Musculature" that was published in the strength and conditioning journal in 2011 and thought I would discuss some of...

Unilateral Vs Bilateral Lower Limb Training

Unilateral Vs Bilateral Lower Limb Training When it comes to training for function, I will also try to incorporate both bilateral and unilateral lower limb training into ones training program (this will include some form of a squat and deadlift as well as lunge or...

Training Your Deep Neck Flexors

Training Your Deep Neck Flexors I was recently reading the article titled "Improving Muscle Performance Of The Deep Neck Flexors" that was published in the strength and conditioning journal in 2007 and thought I would discuss some of the key take home messages from...

Using Visual Feedback To Improve Your Training Technique

Using Visual Feedback To Improve Your Training Technique When it comes to learning a new exercise and improving on ones you are already familiar with, visual feedback can play a big role in helping facilitate the learning process.  For some of us we may have a...

Overhead Band Assisted Nordic Curl

Overhead Band Assisted Nordic Curl The nordic exercise is a great one for those looking to work on developing hamstring strength through the eccentric phase.  The idea is to have the feet planted and locked and then slowly lower yourself down whilst maintaining a...

Shoulder Movement Preparation Drill – Closed Chain Shoulder Exercise

Shoulder Movement Preparation Drill - Closed Chain Shoulder Exercise I recently attended a workout with a mate of mine (Morgan White) of Free Form Practice (check them out on Instagram) and we were discussing different ways to prepare the shoulder girdle in a safe and...

Rehab Phases For The Athlete

Rehab Phases For The Athlete Anyone suffering from an injury knows the pain of not being able to perform the activities or sports that they love doing.  As manual therapists (osteopaths, phyiotherapists) we can play an integral role in getting our clients back to...

Weighted Core Plate Rotation Exercise With Eye/Head Driver

Weighted Core Plate Rotation Exercise With Eye/Head Driver Working the core can be as simple as holding a weight away from the body and trying to control it through movement.  In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy...

Dont Just Perform Concentric Hamstring Exercises

Dont Just Perform Concentric Hamstring Curls When we review our clients exercise programs for the first time in at Principle Four Osteopathy, often our clients will have very little focus on the posterior chain (gluteals, hamstrings) and if they do happen to include...

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