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Single Leg Squat From Box – An Osteopaths Perspective

Single Leg Squat From Box - An Osteopaths Perspective There are many ways to perform a single leg squat exercise, with the most common being a single leg squat when standing on the ground with non weight bearing leg out in front (often more knee dominant) and one...

Cable Pull Through – A Great Hip Hinge Exercise

Cable Pull Through - A Great Hip Hinge Exercise The cable pull through exercise is a great hip hinge exercise because the set up of the cable pulley relative to the individual encourages the individual to perform movement of the hip in the horizontal plane.  Often...

Overhead Instability With The Walking Lunge

Overhead Instability With The Walking Lunge In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams using the Yoak Bar with load either side to challenge upper body and torso stability whilst performing a same side forwards lunge.  This adds an additional challenge...

Static to Dynamic Lateral Trunk Stretch

Static to Dynamic Lateral Trunk Stretch In the image and video below you will see Baseball Player Matt Blackshaw performing a sidelying QL trunk stretch over the swiss ball (static stretch) and then we have progressed this into a dynamic wall supported lateral trunk...

Overhead Press With Alternating Step Foot Placement

Overhead Press With Alternating Step Foot Placement In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a bilateral stance overhead dumbbell press and then perform an alternating step placement whilst maintaining an overhead hold of the load.  This...

Multiplane Calf Stretch

Multiplane Calf Stretch In the video below you will Marcus performing a multiplane calf stretch.  The aim is to maintain tension through the back leg and then step side to side in the frontal plane to create a top down movement through the lower limb.  This is one way...

The Wall Plank Exercise

The Wall Plank Exercise In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a wall plank.  This is a regressed version of the floor plank (due to reduced effort against gravity).  The focus here is on trunk alignment, hands in line with...

Training Your Core – A Different Approach

Training Your Core - A Different Approach In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a wall supported hinge whilst pushing a med ball in front overhead and then performing a rotatory trunk movement.  This concept was borrowed from Frans Bosch...

McGill Big 3 Exercises – An Osteopaths Perspective

McGill Big 3 Exercises - An Osteopaths Perspective In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating regressed versions of the birddog, plank, side plank and deadbug.  These are all exercises focusing on bracing the spine and...

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