Squats | Hip Dominant Vs Hip/Knee Focused

There are many ways to perform a squat and I would argue there are no right or wrong ways, it all really depends!!!!  When it comes to squatting I like to think about what the goal is i.e. more posterior chain involvement (gluteal hamstring), then I will opt for a box squat (horizontal movement – more hip contribution than knee) compared to a more traditional vertical squat (more equal hip and knee involvement) that incorporates more quad involvement.  I also like to consider spine and shoulder mobility/stability and will prescribe according to ones presentation i.e. more vertical trunk position squats for those who may struggle with spinal issues.  Just some food for thought when it comes to squatting.

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.