Single Leg Balance Reach Excursion Test

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrate the single leg balance reach excursion test.  This test is great for those wishing to assess any balance reach differences between the left and right sides of the body with regards to reaching anteriorly and posteriorly, left and rotation and whilst rotating the trunk.  For those individuals who are dealing with any lower limb complaints or injuries such an ankle sprain, knee complaint, hip or lower back complaint, this exercise is likely to be part of your assessment and home exercise program.  One can look to improve their balance and control through practice of these on a daily basis.

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.