The Importance of Pre-rehabilitation for an Arthroplasty   

  An arthroplasty is a surgical procedure involving the reconstruction or replacement of the articular surface of a joint. Arthroplasties are commonly performed on the knee, hip and shoulder joints. These procedures become necessary when the integrity of the particular joint is compromised, which can arise due to factors involving an acute injury, such as torn ligaments, or a chronic condition such as osteoarthritis.…

I Will Walk 5000 Miles……

As Megan mentioned in her article from last week, the “One million steps” campaign with the heart foundation has started. Following on from this I thought that I would celebrate on the basics of walking and what it can do to improve your health and wellbeing.  When it comes to re-starting or getting back to…

One Million Steps Campaign

Are you looking for a new way to get motivated or a challenge this month? Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched a “One million steps” campaign in partnership with the Heart Foundation to encourage thousands of Australians to get moving for better health. It promotes the benefits of 30mins of exercise to reduce the risk of…

VSS Easter Holiday Program

Over the Christmas holidays we provided a program for children that not only was fun but challenged the mind and body. Due to popular demand, we have decided to run this program again over the Easter holiday period. The program involves speed and agility, functional movement training, problem solving and most importantly having fun. If…

Group Programs at Vision

At Vision Exercise Physiology we offer a variety of group classes, that provide opportunities to move for a wide range of demographics. Our group programs are a great alternative to individualised one on one sessions, as they are not only fully supervised by one of our professional Exercise Physiologists, but at the same time are designed…

HOW TO: Perform Abdominal Bracing Correctly

You may have heard someone say ‘brace your core’ before lifting. This common bracing cue is used to protect your body from harm while resistance training. However this cue can be improved by knowing how bracing works to protect your spine. Before we get into that we first need to address what the ‘core’ actually…

Falls Prevention Exercise Intervention

As we age there can be a decrease in confidence when it comes to participating in exercises, especially if there is a history of falls.  There are ways to continue to participate in exercise to maintain strength and function and decrease your risk of falls. A falls prevention program can help with this. An effective…

Overactive Pelvic Floor Muscles

There is a lot of focus on underactive pelvic floor muscles due to the impact that it has on activities of daily living and the social implications for both men and women. However having an overactive pelvic floor can be associated with similar issues. An overactive pelvic floor can cause chronic pelvic pain, low back…

Exercising for the Management and Prevention of Osteoporosis  

  Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that effects the mineral density of our bones, which can also be referred to as brittle bones. This condition is more prevalent in older adults, especially women. Bone goes through a cycle of re-absorption and remodelling.  When we are younger, bone remodelling is more prominent than re-absorption resulting in increased strength and density of the bones in the body. However,…