Know the Difference: Physiotherapy or Exercise Physiology – Lauren Turner AEP

Allied Health Professionals comprise a vast variety of professions which play different roles in providing support for each individual in enhancing their health and wellbeing.  Occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, physiotherapy and dietetics are just some of these professions. Exercise Physiology is a relatively young allied health profession and in some cases is not fully understood…

Types of Falls – Ashley Johnston AEP

  There are different way to fall such as trips, slips, stumbling and stepping while walking. All are different in why they can occur. Slips are generally cause by being on a slippery surface and the type of shoes that you are wearing. There are 2 types. First: when the  heel of the front foot makes contact with the surface, with…

New Pregnancy Physical Activity Guidelines – Megan Mansell AEP

Canada has recently released new guidelines for physical activity throughout pregnancy. There have previously been very mixed messaged provided to women during pregnancy that date back to old recommendations from 1994. In 2015 recommendations were released that showed exercise during pregnancy was safe for women absent of contraindications. These new recommendations continue along the lines…

Post-activation Potentiation.

  Post-activation Potentiation is induced by a voluntary conditioning contraction, this contraction is typically performed at a maximal or near maximal intensity. The reason for performing this type of contraction in a workout is because it has consistently been shown to increase both peak force and rate of force development during subsequent twitch contractions. In…