Wall Supported Dumbbell External Rotation @ 90 Degrees – An Osteopaths Perspective

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a wall supported dumbbell external rotation exercise.  The wall has been used to assist with feedback for shoulder and elbow positioning in this exercise.   A free standing external rotation exercise is often more challenging because one must look to maintain relatively still elbows as they perform the exercise compared to a wall or perhaps seated with arm on a table single arm dumbbell external rotation exercise.  Usually I will perform and prescribe external rotation exercises with the arm by side (0 degrees) before progressing through the ranges to 90 degrees with an aim to build strength endurance 15-20 repetitions for multiple sets rather than heavy loads for less reps.

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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