Sit Stand Exercise | With A Focus On Maintaining Trunk Position

In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a sit to stand squat (a box squat style whereby one is required to move their hips in the horizontal plane backwards).  The individual is holding a soft ball in front and is required to gently squeeze the ball to help maintain upper body/trunk tension.  They have been asked to lower themselves down slowly and then stand whilst aiming to maintain a stable trunk position.  This exercise has been prescribed so that we can focus on training the lower body whilst trying to minimise movement of the spine which has been an irritant in the past.

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.


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.