Principle Four Osteopathy Meets Sage Institute Of Fitness







This week osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy was given the opportunity to present to the Sage Institute of Fitness educators as part of their professional development day.  A big thanks to Steve Foulds who helped facilitate this at Sage Institute of Fitness.

Heath presented on Movement Screening Tests for the fitness professional and the main objective was to revisit when to rule in/out exercise for the client and when to refer out to a GP or allied health professional when there is  a suspected musculoskeletal complaint that requires addressing.  Key regions of the body assessed included the foot/ankle, hip, spine and shoulder girdle.


About Sage Institute of Fitness

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Sage Institute of Fitness is one of Melbournes premier institutes and currently offer a Certificate IV in Fitness and Diploma in Fitness Coaching.  Find out more about Sage Institute of Fitness at


Our Professional Development Session

The professional development session involved taking the Sage educators through easily applied practical tests that they can use within their everyday teaching and working with clients to help rule in/out exercise and know when to refer out for further assessment due to pain. Some of the movement assessments reviewed included:

  • Closed chain ankle dorsiflexion
  • Overhead squat and breakdown movements
  • Active upper limb and spinal ROM
  • Hip – FABER and FADIR tests
  • Apleys Scratch Test
  • Active straight leg raise test
  • Shoulder impingement test


About Principle Four Osteopathy

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD and Docklands leading osteopathy clinics.  We are clinic that is attached to a personal training studio and pilates/yoga studio and all of our practitioners have an interest in sports injuries, performance and management of common musculoskeletal complaints associated with sitting at a desk.  Find out more about our osteopathy clinics at  Appointments can be booked online or by calling 03 96709290.