Shoulder Movement Preparation Drill – Closed Chain Shoulder Exercise

I recently attended a workout with a mate of mine (Morgan White) of Free Form Practice (check them out on Instagram) and we were discussing different ways to prepare the shoulder girdle in a safe and controlled way that also challenged ones strength through range of motion.

The instagram video below is an example of this whereby you use your torso to mobilise and load the shoulder through different ranges of motion in a closed chain environment.  This exercise can be regressed or progressed by changing the depth, range and speed of movement.  In the video you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrate loading in the anterior (sagittal plane), rotational (transverse plane) and across the shoulder (frontal plane).

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams at Principle Four Osteopathy.  At Principle Four Osteopath we provide a range of services, including osteopathy manual therapy consultations, functional movement screening, exercise prescription, strength and conditioning and rehabilitation.

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD and Docklands leading osteopathy clinics.  Both clinics are equipped with training equipment so that we are able to get you actively involved and moving towards a better moving you.

Principle Four Osteopathy CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place, Melbourne 3000.

Principle Four Osteopathy Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St, Docklands, 3008.

Book an appointment online at www.principlefourosteopathy.com or call 03 9670 9290.

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