Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

As part of Bowel Cancer Awareness month, Vision has donated it’s time in providing informative presentations to two forums over the past week. It is widely known the significant benefit that exercise can provide individuals with a range of different health conditions and Bowel Cancer is no different. Not only do sufferers struggle with the…

Brain Tumours and Exercise

Brain tumours can happen to anyone as I have recently found out with a member of my family being diagnosed. The signs and symptoms of brain tumours varies depending on the size, type and location.   Some of the most common systems include headaches, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, memory problems, mood/…

Exercise Right Week

This week is Exercise Right Week, which is all about encouraging people to live a more healthy and happy life. It’s not only important to exercise but to ensure your exercising right for you. This means ensuring the right professional, the right place and the right time. It is important to ensure that when it…

Why Speed Kills!

In the sporting arena being able to get from one position to the next faster than the opposition will usually lead your team to success. Sport can come down to centimeters; a tennis player that can get to the sharp cross court smash with those extra centimeters can meant the difference in returning the ball…

Exercise For Breast Cancer

Over the weekend Alastair presented at St. Vincent’s Hospital for ‘Moving Forward’ which is a support group program for Breast Cancer. The topics that were covered included recommendations for recommencing exercise, tailoring a specific, goal centred movement plan and the breast cancer specific exercise considerations. The team at Vision pride themselves on strong community involvement…

Mental Health in Australia

There is still a stigma attached to anyone who has a metal heath concern, there needs to be a change in the perception of mental health considering that Anxiety and Depression are two of the most common mental health conditions in Australia. In any year in Australia there are over 1 million adults who will…

Micro Pacemaker Technology

In the world of science we are constantly seeing new advancements to enhance life. In the past week the FDA have approved a new pacemaker that not only requires no leads, but can also be implanted through the femoral artery. The new Micra Transcatheter Pacemaker is the smallest pacing device available and is implanted directly…

The Posterior Chain

Many people will talk about the posterior chain in reference to the glutes, hamstrings and lower back. I look at it differently. I see it as pretty much any muscle that you can’t see in the mirror. Many of these muscles that we can’t see become and can cause overuse and chronic injuries or other…

The Importance of Flexibility and Mobility

Flexibility training is often overlooked in an exercise regime as participants search for the calorie expending routines of cardiovascular and resistance exercise. Unfortunately muscles that aren’t mobilised can become stiff and tight and can contribute to pain or difficulty performing simple tasks. The good news is that flexibility and mobility exercises are relatively simple to…