Swiss Ball Back Extension Exercises

In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a swiss ball back extension exercise.  Performing a back extension movement pattern over the swiss ball is a great variation because it allows variation in how the movement is performed i.e. either the traditional hinge at the hips movement or with a segmental flexion/extension (from head position) movement.  I also like the fact that once can start from a relatively flexed position and extend the back until a neutral spine position is met should extension beyond neutral be a problem.

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.

Screenshot 3 Swiss Ball Back Extension Exercise












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.