Shoulder Prehabiltation

Prehabilitation is the process of optimizing physical functionality preoperatively to enable the individual to maintain a normal level of function during and after surgery (Reference Link).  In the images and videos below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating some of their prehab shoulder girdle exercises.  Our focus has been to address the following whilst looking to prevent any further extension of the original injury:

  • Range of motion/Flexibility
  • Mobility
  • Strength and endurance
  • Motor control
  • Stability

Our focus on the shoulder girdle itself is to address the shoulder girdle itself (with a local and more global approach) as well as the upper limb (elbow to hand/wrist) and spine.

This article was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading osteopathy clinics. We are located on Level 4 of 178 Collins St (within Pleasance House) alongside Optimal Health Exercise Physiology.  We have a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise rehab space with osteopathic consult rooms.  Our team of osteopaths have an interest in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Read more about our team here.  Book an appointment online here or call us on 0396709290 to arrange an appointment.

Screenshot 3 Shoulder Prehabilitation












Getting to Principle Four Osteopathy – 4/178 Collins St Melbourne CBD

Trams – Trams run straight out the front of us, with the closest stop at Swantston st and Collins St.  

Trains – We are a short 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station, Parliament and Melbourne Central train station.

Parking – off street parking is available on Little Collins St, Russell St and in the many parking businesses (Wilsons parking) nearby.