Shoulder | Scapular & Upper Trap Loading Strategy

In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a band resisted scapular retraction and shrug as well as dumbbell loaded version.  The band tension is naturally pulling the shoulder girdle forward and down due to its orientation and the aim is to gently shrug the shoulder up to load the upper trap.  We have prescribed 10 reps (5 second isometric hold at the top) bodyweight + band, then 2kg progression.

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 | Scapular &Amp; Upper Trap Loading Strategy












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.