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Single Leg Balance Reach Excursion Test

Single Leg Balance Reach Excursion Test In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrate the single leg balance reach excursion test.  This test is great for those wishing to assess any balance reach differences between...

Improving Trunk Position In The Squat

Improving Trunk Position In The Squat In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing an overhead weight plate squat (slightly anterior of the head as this is where his current shoulder mobility allows suitable...

Adhesive Capsulitis Exercise Approaches

Adhesive Capsulitis Exercise Approaches In the video below you will see some examples of how we have added in some mobility and gentle loading exercises into the program of one of our clients who is now out of the acute phases of adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)...

Anti Rotation Lunge Exercise Variations

Anti Rotation Lunge Exercise Variations In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a number of palof press (anti rotation) exercises with various lunge pattern exercise variations.  The palof press is typically...

Spinal Control + Progressions To Deadlifts

Spinal Control + Progressions To Deadlifts In the videos below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients (osteopath Abbas Din) performing some spinal control exercises (birddog variations and high plank variations) and then a rack pull (elevated deadlift)...

Overhead Squat With A Focus On Opening Up The Hips

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...

Trunk Stability Exercises – Inspired By Stu McGill

Trunk Stability Exercises - Inspired By Stu McGill In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing 3 different trunk stability exercises - high plank variation, side plank and birddog.  These have been prescribed as part of the...

Isometric T Hold For Shoulder And Back Strength Endurance

Isometric T Hold For Shoulder And Back Strength Endurance In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing an Isometric T Hold with a program of performing 5*5 second holds (total time 25 seconds).  This has been prescribed to start...

Split Kneeling Cable Machine Lat Pull Down

Split Kneeling Cable Machine Lat Pull Down In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a split kneeling stance cable machine lat pull down.  This is a great variation on the traditional lat pull down because it...

Kettlebell Deadlift Exercise Variations

Kettlebell Deadlift Exercise Variations In the videos below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a number of his favourite kettlebell deadift variations at Elite Sports Performance in Spotswood.  The deadlift (lifting an item...

Toes To Bar With A Straight Arm Hanging Lever Hold

Toes To Bar With A Straight Arm Hanging Lever Hold In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing toes to bar (abdominal focused exercise) whilst hold the bar with a focus on maintaining a straight arm lever hold...

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