Spine and Stretch Mobiliser
In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing one of my favourite go to exercises for working on shoulder mobility (through flexion) whilst also looking to improve thoracic spine extension. The key here with this exercise is to hinge through the hips and look to maintain a neutral lumbar spine (their neutral position anyway). If one is particularly tight through the hamstrings you can ask them to soften the knees to take the effort away from the hamstrings so that you can focus on the shoulders and mid back. One can opt to maintain a static stretch in this position or you can make it more dynamic and move in and out of the stretch and aiming to mobilise further as you perform this.
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.