What Influences Balance?

The ability to maintain balance during standing on both or single legs requires input from the visual, vestibular and nervous systems.  The body’s balance is determined through a constant process of position detection, feedback, and adjustment using communication between the inner ear, eyes, muscles, joints and brain. This is broken down into three main sections…

Exercise to Benefit Osteoarthritis

Although osteoarthritis (OA) is not a part of normal aging, knee OA is the most common type of lower limb OA and can lead to significant reductions in mobility, function and quality of life.  Due to pain and crepitus (cracking, grinding etc), many believe that exercise can lead to further damage of the joint surfaces.…

Making Exercise for Everyone!

One of the most refreshing things about being a practising Exercise Physiologist is the variety that comes with the specific needs of each individual each and every day. Not only are medical histories different, motivation, fatigue, barriers and exercise history all vary greatly. This can also pose challenges through which providing a solution becomes a…

Balance & Gait 

Balance can be defined as an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. Being able to maintain one’s balance is key to decreasing falls and fall related injuries. But how do we keep an even distribution of weight to remain upright? We need to be aware of our base…

Metabolic Overhaul Program

With our Metabolic Overhaul program set to launch mid-July, I thought now would be a great time to explain exactly what the program is all about! WHY DID WE DEVELOP SUCH A PROGRAM? The Metabolic Overhaul progam was developed using the most up-to-date clinical evidence in exercise physiology, body composition analysis and dietetic intervention to…

Health for the Whole Family

One of the biggest barriers to exercise for a lot of parents is a guilt that they are investing time in themselves when they should be at home with their kids or loved ones, looking after them or at least spending the time with them. Whilst this is very admirable, there are several ways to…

Are sit ups bad?

Sit-ups are probably the most popular ab exercise in the world. You could ask almost anyone what a sit-up is and 99% of people will be able to tell you how to perform a sit-up. The sit-up is used by numerous different organisations such as the defense force and emergency services in their fitness test…