Powerband Hip Abduction Exercise

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a standing powerband hip abduction exercise.  The idea behind this exercise is to focus on engaging the lateral hip muscles (glutes) in the frontal plane. This exercise can be used as part of a prehab or rehab program or within someones movement preparation phase prior to training the lower body in the gym.

The aim is to maintain a straight leg with the band wrapped around the ankle.  In this video Heath is using a 41 inch yellow powerband from IronEdge.  The aim is to maintain a straight leg and abduct or move it laterally whilst maintaining a neutral foot position.  Common errors are usually associated with not maintaining a straight leg, externally rotating the foot or using a band that is too heavy in resistance.

This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.

 

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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