Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is an important physical, mental and regenerative activity. However there are many things that can cause issues with having a good night sleep: such as trouble getting to sleep, waking in the middle of the night, waking early, being unable to get back to sleep after waking. When sleep quality is poor it can…

A Big Dose of Empathy

Empathy can be defined as “…the ability to understand and share the feelings of another” and is one of the cornerstones of generating rapport with clients/ patients. Most of us think we can empathize with someone when they talk about their constant pain, or lack of confidence in a specific joint or their worry about…

Exercise, muscle soreness and growth

Delayed onset muscle soreness (often referred to as (DOMS) is bought about by damage to muscle tissue. It is primarily caused by eccentric exercise as is often seen in resistance training, where the muscles are lengthened under tension. During this exercise, the ‘braking’ forces produce small micro tears in the muscle tissue which results in…

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…