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What is FAI?

What is Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)?   FAI is a condition that is becoming more frequent in diagnosis amongst allied health professionals, general practitioners and sports medical doctors.  It is a condition affecting the hip and in simple terms there is a...

What Is Hip Osteoarthritis?

What Is Hip Osteoarthritis? The hip is one of the most common areas of the body where an individual is likely to suffer from osteoarthritis.  Other common areas of the body include the knee and spine.  Typically it occurs in these areas of the body as they are the...

Band Hip Hinge Movement Preparation

Band Hip Hinge Movement Preparation In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a powerband hip hinge movement prep drill that can be used in the movement preparation or skill development phase to get someone...

Lateral Single Leg Box Step Up

Lateral Single Leg Box Step Up I am a big believer in including single unilateral leg work into ones training program as we as humans perform many activities loading or biasing load towards one side of the body i.e. walking up and down stairs, lunging etc.  Unilateral...

Ab Roller Progressions

Ab Roller Progressions The ab roller is a great tool that can be used to train control through the core as one moves the roller away from their base of support in the sagittal plane.  Typically one will roll out until the arms are straight and then back to the start...

Split Kneeling Stance Thoracic Spine Mobiliser

Split Kneeling Stance Thoracic Spine Mobiliser There are many ways to get the thoracic spine moving and this is probably one of my favourite exercises to prescribe because it feeds into so many other areas of the body i.e. shoulder girdle and hip complex as well as...

Single Arm Scapular Push Up

Single Arm Scapular Push Up This exercise is a progression from the bilateral elbow scapular push up.  The main difference is that you are needing to resist rotation through the trunk and are required to keep it parallel to the ground.  This is a great exercise for...

Lower Body Movement Preparation – Squats

Lower Body Movement Preparation - Squats In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients going through a squat matrix that involves varying the foot positions to help get the lower body warmed up and active.  The squat matrix is a term coined...

Hanging L Sit Progression Drill

Hanging L Sit Progression Drill In the video below we will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a L Sit progression drill. This exercise involves the client actively hanging from the bar with their thighs at 90 degrees to the floor.  Whilst...

Find Out More About Carpal Tunnel

Find Out More About Carpal Tunnel Carpal tunnel is a condition that affects the hand.   It occurs as a result of compression on the medial nerve and typical signs and symptoms include: Numbness Pins and needles Pain (particularly at night) Weakness in the hand with...

Upper Body Movement Preparation

Upper Body Movement Preparation There are a bunch of great exercise drills one can perform as part of their movement preparation phase/warm up before undertaking their upper body strength training session.  In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of...

Band Hip Thruster

Band Hip Thruster This exercise was inspired by an instagram video by Bret Contreras who writes regularly in the field of strength and conditioning field.  Read more about Bret by clicking here. The Hip Thruster is an exercise that involves moving the hips from...

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