Swiss Ball Plank Variations – Challenging Your Core

In the videos below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a number of swiss ball plank variations.  The plank is an exercise that involves bracing and stabilising ones entire body against gravity.  Add the swiss ball to this to create a stability challenge (moving environment under the upper limb).  In addition to this you will also see a couple of variations i.e. ball movement back and forth and circular movements.  These have been prescribed to increase the challenge of the exercise so that it has to respond to a change in the environment constantly.  Hence forcing the body to learn and adapt in order to perform this exercise successfully.

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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