Wall Plank to High Plank Exercise For Shoulder Stability and Strength

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating a wall climb exercise for shoulder stability and strength.  The exercise involves placing both hands on the wall with your body and feet behind you as you would normally do in a plank.  Holding the static wall position requires one to push into the wall to stabilise the body.  The next part of the exercise is to then lower one hand to the ground and then then other to a high plank position and then place the arms back on the wall in the original start position.  The change in hand placement therefore adds a challenge to one side of the body and the bilateral stability hold works on both overhead positioning (hands on wall) and horizontal positioning (high plank position).  One can modify this program through a change in sets, reps, speed of movement, duration of the exercise.

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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