Active Aging – Lauren Turner AEP

As we age it is becoming increasingly important to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Participating in regular exercise can help reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, stroke, osteoporosis and some cancers. Particularly in older adults there are more specific reasons why we may benefit…

Hydrotherapy – Paul O’Neill AEP

I often get asked by clients if Hydrotherapy or swimming is right for them. Both are great for overall health and recovery but here are some of the differences. Both Swimming and Hydrotherapy involves the use of water to treat various conditions, such as arthritis or rehab from surgery. Although Hydrotherapy resembles swimming, it is…

Mobility of the Hip – Ashley Johnston AEP

Mobility is the extent of which a particular joint moves through its range of motion. In the human body, the hip joint can move through: extension, flexion, abduction, adduction, internal and external rotation. However, when performing activities of daily living (such as sitting, standing, walking and stepping), the hip most commonly moves through extension and…

OPPORTUNITY – Alastair McGorm AEP

Dictionary.com defines opportunity as “an appropriate or favourable time or occasion” and “a situation or condition favourable for attainment of a goal.” One word that is often synonymous with opportunities or the use of them is the word choice. For without choice, opportunities will come and go and invariably without choice (or even several ‘wrong…

Relieving Pelvic Pain – Megan Mansell AEP

Throughout different aspects of a woman’s life, their adherence to exercise is inconsistent and there are a lot of factors that effect it.  Pain due to menstrual cramps, or pelvic floor concerns, or conditions such as chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis and PCOS can contribute to this sporadic sedentary behaviour. When women experience pain, there is…