Exercise for You

Everyone is different, has different likes and dislikes and the same applies to what types of exercise we chose to participate in. There are several reasons why we participate in exercise. These can be influenced depending on what we desire to achieve through participation, and our underlying goals and motivations. Some people exercise for: •…

Women’s Health

Earlier this month was Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week. During that week, there were daily posts highlighting different aspects of women health and exercise. If you take one thing away from all that information, it’s the importance of individualisation, listening to your body, and surrounding yourself with health professionals that are going to work with…

Vision Sports Science Holiday Program is Back!!

Vision Sports Science is a leader in athletic development. Our university qualified sport and exercise scientists have created youth development programs that increase speed and agility, decrease injury rate, improve strength, challenge the mind and of course have fun while doing it! Our Holiday Program follows this great formula and keeps your children active during…

Blue September

With the transition from Winter to Spring on the first of the month we have also entered Blue September which aims to raise awareness for Men’s Cancers. With 22,000 Australian men losing their life to cancer each year, it is of the utmost importance that we understand key factors in helping to reduce Cancer risk.…

Strength Training for Junior Athletes

We get questions all the time about strength training for junior athletes. Is strength training safe? Will it harm my child? Will they get too big? Will it stunt their growth? The answers to those questions are yes and no. Yes, strength training is safe for youth to participate in, but only when the session…

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.…