The Importance of Exercise For Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Matthew Osborn AEP

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication and restricted/repetitive behaviours.  Symptoms and the effects of this disorder vary from person to person and for children with ASD, they typically experience more difficulties to interact with the world than other children do. Because…

Plyometrics – Jackson Free AES

Sport plays an undeniably huge role in the lives of many children and young teenagers. For most, these sports are an avenue to have fun and be with friends, and for some, are a pathway to future success in the sports industry. There is no doubt that kids find the most fun in winning games…

The Neuromuscular System – Ally Van Dorp AEP

The neuromuscular system provides communication between the brain and muscles. It’s composed of all the muscles in the body and the nerves serving them. Every movement requires communication between the brain and the muscle; the better this system communicates, the better movement patterns will be performed. This system is controlled by our somatic nervous system,…

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: An Effective Tool for Rehabilitation – Matthew Osborn AEP

It is widely recognised that to manage acute or chronic musculoskeletal injuries (such as Osteoarthritis, Tendinopathy etc), resistance training is the ideal form of rehabilitation. Through resistance training, we can learn how to activate and strengthen the muscles that have been deconditioned via injury. Through building muscle mass and improving the signals from the brain…

Neuromuscular Priming – Jackson Free AES

Maximising athletic potential is essential for sporting success. Beyond the weeks and weeks spent in the gym to develop an individual’s fitness, strength and power, Neuromuscular Priming can provide additional short-term improvements to athletic potential.   Firstly, what is neuromuscular priming, and how does it work?   Neuromuscular Priming or NMP involves individuals performing low…