Single Leg Balance Reach

Single leg balance reach is a great movement assessment strategy as well as exercise as it allows us to identify and compare the left to right side of the body and this objective marker can be used to train the individual in an attempt to achieve symmetry.  A single leg balance reach can be performed by using multiple drivers (head, hand, non weight bearing foot) and one can be assessed and exercised for a particular reach point at any particular height/angle or distance.

As an osteopath who regularly deals withe clients who are returning to sport or everyday activity from an injury, the single leg balance reach exercise is often incorporated into all of my lower limb rehabilitation programs.

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.

 

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