Squat and Reach – Working On Hip, Spine and Shoulder Mobility

The squat and reach exercise is one of my favourite exercises to include in ones movement prep for training or simply when looking to improve ones mobility through the big three areas (hips, spine and shoulders).  In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a squat and reach.  Those who will find this a challenge will be those who are generally stiff and tight in these key areas.  For the client who doesn’t have any mobility issues (or the hypermobile client) often I will alter the way they are performing this movement (especially the squat) so that they are actively having to hold a squat at 90 degrees rather than hanging all the way down the bottom so that it becomes more of an exercise focused on developing strength and control.

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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