Home Exercise Progression – Matthew Osborn AEP

As the COVID-19 emergency continues, we are encouraged more and more to self-isolate.  Because of this, many have transitioned to doing their exercise regime at home or at a park.  A common issue that people have when exercising at home is finding ways to make their current program more challenging with limited equipment. This article…

Chronic Pain and Exercise – Matthew Osborn AEP

Pain is defined as “’an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage” and serves as a protective mechanism to prevent further damage to the body. The pain experience is different for every individual, as the nature of the injury and our ability to cope with it varies.  When tissue damage…

Preventing Contractures – Lauren Turner AEP

Contracture is a term which refers to the inability of a joint to move. Contractures can occur as a result of muscular, ligament and tendon tightness. However, contractures most commonly develop due to decreased neural innovation to the musculature. This means that the signals from the brain to the muscles are interrupted and therefore stimulation…

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. …