Theraband Straight Arm Pull Down With Scapular Stability
In the video below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a theraband straight arm pull down that has been been prescribed to engage the latissimus dorsi. As you can clearly see in the video, the client has been asked to segment the movement by stabilising through his scapulothoracic joint (retracting and downwardly moving it to create stability). This is one of many different exercises that one can implement to build on strength through the shoulder and back. The emphasis of pulling the scapular down and back was brought about so to help improve the clients strength in the muscles around the scapular as well as improve the positioning of the glenohumeral joint.
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.