BACK to Life!!

Here at Vision we run a program called BACK to Life that aims to optimise spine health and increase function for those with non-specific low back pain. The 8 week program overhauls the fundamental spine stabilizers and aims to re-correct poor movement habits and patterning. Since starting the program at the end of 2015, we…

In season Basketball Programming

In season resistance training can be tricky for all sports, as a strength coach of a team or individual you have to take into account game day, training, recovery and rehabilitation as well as the strength component. While taking this into account you also need to keep the strength of your athlete at an optimal…

Olympic Follow Up

As the Olympics draws to a close, with many of the races and competitions run and won spare a thought not only for those who didn’t achieve their desired results but also those who suffered injury prior to and during the competition. For them, there will be months of rehabilitation in preparation for their next…

Blood Pressure Hormones influence weight gain

High blood pressure has been directly associated with poor cardiovascular health for decades, but new studies have shown that the Renin-Angiotenstion System (RAS) that is associated with blood pressure regulation also affects metabolism and energy balance. As found by Grobe and colleagues (2016), when the RAS is elevated in the brain, it increases energy expenditure…

Brain Games for Brain Fitness

There are many research papers out there that advocate the use of some games that have been seen to stave off dementia, strengthen critical thinking skills and to promote general brain health. The number and different options out there for Brain games or brain training has increased. There are now online games, Wii games and…

22 Pushup Challenge

A new challenge has been floating around the internet the past few weeks and I was interested to know more about it. The challenge is to complete 22 pushups and record yourself doing it in an aim to reach a collective total of 22 million pushups. The group called 22KILL have started this challenge to…

Facebook DEXA Scan Auction

On Thursday August 11th 2016 at 6.30pm, we will be running a live video auction on our Facebook page Up for grabs will be three DEXA scans and full consultations with an Exercise Physiologist, that will help you understand the report and answer any questions you may have about how to make safe and significant changes…

Don’t Foam roll your ITB!

In the past couple of months I have been reading a couple of interesting research articles and positions from different health professionals on ITB foam rolling. Due to this I started to discontinue rolling the ITB with my athletes. I have been getting some great results from changing to a different approach, trigger point release…

Rest & Recovery

A couple of weeks ago we discussed how stress management plans are highly effective in the reduction of the emotional and psychological influences that stress has on us. Similarly, we must also consider physical stress and how the often understated term ‘Recovery’ is hugely important in our overall health. Much of the current ‘in vogue’…