Powerband Stability Challenged Push Ups

In the video below we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing push ups on a powerband.  The placement of the 41 inch thick powerband from one J-Cup to the other creates enough tension so that it will hold ones weight, yet will also move around as the individual performs the push up.  This exercise requires the individual to stay tight and strong through their core/trunk as well as stabilise through the scapulothoracic joint and upper limb.  Failure to stabilise adequately will mean the band moves a great deal and/or the individual will be unable to perform a full range push up or repetitions of this.

If you would like to find out more about how you can use exercise for performance enhancement or within the treatment and management program for your specific musculoskeletal complaint, be sure to touch base with us.

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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