Parkinson’s Disease and the Role of Exercise – Matthew Osborn AEP

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is one of the most common progressive neurological disorders, as it currently affects 40,000 Australians.  This disease occurs when there is a reduction in the neurotransmitter known as dopamine. Neurotransmitters relay messages between cells in your brain. Specifically, the dopamine transmitter is responsible for controlling movements and allowing movements to be fluid. …

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…