Quadruped Position For Movement Training and Rehab

The quadruped position (4 points on ground), although the image above shows a progressed version (knees off the ground) is a great position to get clients into and progress from.  The 4 point kneeling position is a position that we have all explored in our life i.e. crawling as a baby/toddler.  In this position I will often have clients focus on breathing patterns, perform birddog variations (movement of arms and legs) to challenge ones ability to maintain a stable torso whilst moving as well as adding in crawling patterns.  4 point (quadruped) positions can be incorporated into all aspects of training, be it from rehab through to movement prep or part of the main training program.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of 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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