Using External Cues To Improve Technique – The Hip Bridge

In the image below you will see an example of a foam roller hip bridge that also involves the use of several foam blocks to provide external feedback to the client so that they are able to focus on controlling their knees (limiting movement side to side in the frontal plane) throughout the hip bridge.  This is just one of a number of different strategies that could be used to help the individual focus on their technique.  When it comes to deciding what type of feedback can be utilized, this is often a case by case decision and will depend on how the individual learns and responds.  Typically I will employ a number of different strategies as having the client observe and listen to their own body (internal cues) versus external cue options (verbal, tactile or visual).

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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