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Observation

Posted On: 10/01/18 5:40 PM

At Balance Osteopathy we always are keen to observe the individual completing the activity they wish to improve or are perhaps having pain or difficulty with. This allows us to see how the body compensates for movement limitations during completion of the task. We can then be more targeted in our rehabilitation approach to ensure […]

Movement prep for snowboarding

Posted On: 9/01/18 2:34 PM

Why just relax and enjoy the view when heading up in the Gondola, when you can get your Gondola stretches on as movement preparation for snowboarding #movementprep #lovesnowboarding #osteopathmelbourne

Cleaning

Posted On: 29/12/17 2:49 AM

During quieter periods we can get the clinic spruced up a bit. They say you have to love the drudgery too in a job your passionate about..I also wondered if like cleaning a well earned fancy car, seeing the clinic sparkle might make me enjoy the task of cleaning. It doesn’t. And I drive a […]

The Tan

Posted On: 28/12/17 7:22 AM

Our clinic is right next to the botanical gardens and the ‘tan track’. Great to see all types of people engaging in activity #osteopath #health #fitnesslifestyle

Melbourne Strength Movement

Posted On: 12/12/17 11:59 PM

The Melbourne Strength Movement       I recently met up with Michael Grogan who is a strength and conditioning trainer who is running the Melbourne Strength Movement sessions at Crossfit South Yarra on Saturday mornings. Thanks to Osteopath and S&C coach Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy in Melbourne CBD who put us in […]

150 per week

Posted On: 10/11/17 10:43 PM

What type of exercise, and how much?   “It can be difficult to know how to get started if you don’t regularly exercise. Here we review the best science about how to start an exercise habit, and how to keep it going. The government tells us we should get at least 150 minutes of moderate to […]

The body is a unit

Posted On: 6/11/17 10:41 PM

This Osteopathic principle describes how you can not affect one part of the body’s function without impacting all other parts. For example anyone who has sprained an ankle before will be aware of how this causes them to limp, increases the energy required to walk, and even changes their upper limb and body posture and […]

The truth about situps

Posted On: 1/11/17 10:38 PM

Strength coaches and personal trainers have had a love/hate relationship with sit-ups for a long time. In the early years of physical culture these exercises were staples of any fitness program. At one point, people began worrying that sit-ups could cause back problems, and so the exercise was replaced with crunches, then Swiss ball crunches. […]

GMB Fitness Hip mobility sequence

Posted On: 24/10/17 10:38 PM

Original Source: Check out GMB Fitness website. https://gmb.io/hip-mobility/ Have a go at this hip mobility sequence put together by GMB. The combination of static holds and slow dynamic stretches helps reduce neural and structural tightness in the hip muscles, creates ease of movement in the hips and may help protect your low back by creating […]

A Meaningful life

Posted On: 12/10/17 4:47 AM

Interesting podcast about the benefit of focusing on meaningful moments and seeing value in our lives. https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-meaningful-life/id73330911?i=1000390613171&mt=2