Shoulder and Thoracic Spine Mobiliser In A Wall Supported Handstand
In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopath clients in a wall supported handstand with their hands slightly away from the wall and then using the body to gently move back and forth away from the wall. This is quite a specific shoulder and thoracic spine mobiliser that can be used to help address tightness through the shoulders in the overhead position whilst loaded in the handstand. Another common regression from this exercise is where the individual places their feet on a plyometric box and then gets into the same position with their upper limb and torso. The benefit of this being that there is less vertical load through the shoulders compared to the handstand version.
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.