We Are 3D Movers: 1 Minute Lunge Matrix

We tend to forget we are 3D movers with a large portion of our daily lives and training moving predominately in the sagittal plane: forward and backward movement. But what about the other planes? These include the transverse plane (rotation or twisting movement) and frontal plane (side to side movement). Each and every one of our joints need to experience these three different planes of motion. Understanding motion in three planes was a big part of our teams training at the Gray Institute. Both Matt and Shanni are GIFT fellows which is a year-long biomechanics mentorship in the USA. A great, quick exercise routine we like to do at Everything’s Connected as part of our warm-ups to our weekly exercise staff sessions is the common lunge matrix, which takes our legs through all three planes of motion. It’s particularly handy for stretching out those often tight hips which typically seize up sitting for long periods at our desks. The lunge matrix only takes around one minute, so being time poor is no excuse. Try putting this in randomly throughout your day e.g. when taking breaks from your desk or even when chilling around the house. Your legs, hips, and back will love you for it!


This blog post was written by the osteopaths at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is your premier osteopathic clinic located in Camberwell Melbourne on Riversdale Road.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy are osteopaths who use movement to assess and treat musculoskeletal disorders.  At Everything’s Connected all osteopaths have nutrition qualifications and are focused on an active treatment and management plan.  Our clinic sees patients of all ages, ranging from children to the elderly.  Common conditions typically presenting to the clinic include sports injuries, osteoarthritic related aches and pains, neck pain, back pain, weight loss and upper and lower limb injuries.  To find out more about us at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy, click on the link  here.   Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is located at 734 Riversdale Road, Camberwell.  We are a short 5-minute drive from Camberwell Junction and a 2-minute walk from Riversdale Road Train Station.    Appointments can be made by calling us on 03 98886176 or emailing reception@everythingsconnected.com.au.

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