Post Exercise Recovery – Jackson Free AES

  Some coaches, athletes and other staff within the professional sport industry argue that optimising recovery can reduce the time in which athletes aren’t able to train (due to soreness and fatigue), thus allowing them to return to training quicker and enabling more volume of training each week. Such a demand for maximised recovery strategies…

Hypopressive Breathing with Apnea – Ally Van Dorp AEP

Hypopressive breathing is a technique used to lift the pelvic organs and muscles, to reduce intraabdominal pressure and improving core muscle activity. This indirectly happens from the lift of the diaphragm and associated pressure decrease in the pelvic and abdominal cavities.   History Hypopressive literally translates to “hypo” meaning low, and “pressive” meaning pressure. Hypopressives’ are…

Rotator Cuff Injuries – Matthew Osborn AEP

The rotator cuff Is a group of four muscles which include the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor muscles. Their primary role is to stabilise the shoulder in its range of motion. As the shoulder is a ball and socket joint, it sacrifices stability for its extreme range of motion, therefore the rotator cuff’s role…

Exercising for Seniors – Megan Mansell AEP

As we age, there is a tendency to become more sedentary and there can be a number of reasons for this; however, remaining physically active is crucial in maintaining function, independence, and quality of life in older adults. It is recommended that regardless of age, you are engaging in resistance and cardiovascular exercise as well…

Blood Flow Restriction – Jackson Free AES

Blood flow restriction training or BFR training is a variation of exercise which sees individuals wear a cuff to limit blood flow to specific muscles during exercise. BFR training is performed to change the type of stress which muscles experience during resistance training. Where standard resistance training uses mechanical tension (high loads and prolonged time…

Lateral Hip Pain – Lori Ryan AEP

Lateral hip pain is a blanket term covering multiple conditions including greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS), hip bursitis, gluteal tendinopathy, and gluteal tears. This condition affects anywhere from 10-25% of the population and can equate to disability similar to that of end-stage hip osteoarthritis. These kind of injuries generally come in the absence of a…