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…

The Importance of Exercise For Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Matthew Osborn AEP

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication and restricted/repetitive behaviours.  Symptoms and the effects of this disorder vary from person to person and for children with ASD, they typically experience more difficulties to interact with the world than other children do. Because…

Plyometrics – Jackson Free AES

Sport plays an undeniably huge role in the lives of many children and young teenagers. For most, these sports are an avenue to have fun and be with friends, and for some, are a pathway to future success in the sports industry. There is no doubt that kids find the most fun in winning games…

The Neuromuscular System – Ally Van Dorp AEP

The neuromuscular system provides communication between the brain and muscles. It’s composed of all the muscles in the body and the nerves serving them. Every movement requires communication between the brain and the muscle; the better this system communicates, the better movement patterns will be performed. This system is controlled by our somatic nervous system,…

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: An Effective Tool for Rehabilitation – Matthew Osborn AEP

It is widely recognised that to manage acute or chronic musculoskeletal injuries (such as Osteoarthritis, Tendinopathy etc), resistance training is the ideal form of rehabilitation. Through resistance training, we can learn how to activate and strengthen the muscles that have been deconditioned via injury. Through building muscle mass and improving the signals from the brain…