Power Band Shoulder Stretches

The powerband has been largely popularised for stretching by USA physiotherapist Kelly Starrett who has written several popular books, is a crossfit coach and web blogger. Check out his Mobility Wod blog here.

Below are some examples of how I would incorporate the powerband into ones shoulder stretching and mobility routine.  Before you try this, should you currently have a shoulder injury, please chat to your osteopath, physiotherapist, exercise physiologist, gp or chiropractor before trying them out.

 

Power Band Lat Stretch

 

Power Band Pec Stretch

 

Power Band Shoulder Stretch #1

 

Power Band Shoulder Stretch #2

 

Tips For Stretching

  • You should not feel pain, only a comfortable stretch.
  • Hold the stretch for 30-60 seconds.
  • Repeat the stretching 2-3 times on each side.
  • Engage the stretch slowly.

 

About Principle Four Osteopathy

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

 

 

 

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