Shoulder Rehab Exercises | Tweaking Conventional Movements

In the videos below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a modified version of the straight arm pull down (aiming to work on lats) and the dumbbell floor press (modified range chest press).  Typically one will perform the straight arm pull down with a straight bar and two hands.  We have opted for a cable to focus on one shoulder whilst asking the trunk to have to stabilise and avoid rotation.  We have also placed a band around the scapular that requires the individual to retract and shrug the shoulder slightly against the resistance to assist with pre positioning.  The floor press movement has been added to work on the anterior shoulder and pectoralis and tricep muscles whilst limiting range.  Low loads and higher reps have been focused on to address strength endurance and ensure technique is generally performed in an effecient and safe manner.

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.

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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.