Swiss Ball Wall Squats

In the videos below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating two different versions of a swiss ball wall squat.  In the first version of the swiss ball wall squat you will see them performing this with a vertical trunk position that biases the training focus on the knees (more quad relative to hips) compared to the second video which has the client allowing their hips to sit back and focusing more of balanced training load on the hips and knees.  Both are great exercises and can be prescribed according to the movement outcomes you are looking for.  The wall and swiss ball was utilized in both of these exercises as it provides external feedback of spinal position as well as some support relative to a bodyweight squat.

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 Wall Squats













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.