An often overlooked area that can significantly affect how our body functions from a physiology and a movement base is breathing. Respiration describes the physiology behind the gas exchange and it is commonly thought that respiration in itself is all that is needed to stay healthy and upright. However while respiration is essential for the…Details
We are often so focused on the future that we operate on autopilot and lose focus and attention to how we are feeling at this very present moment. It s not uncommon for many people to drive a known route and realise that parts of the journey are quite vague in our memory upon arriving.…Details
A common complaint as people age is that it becomes difficult to get up and down from the ground. In fact many people avoid situations where they have to get down on the ground out of fear that they may not be physically able to get back up! So what happens as we age that…Details
When we look at the fact that we sleep for on average between 7-10 hours a day it is surprising that it is an area that many people know little about. While people invest large amounts of time and money into choosing the correct mattress, they often spend little time and money on their pillow! What…Details
One of the most common postural concerns that we see in people is what is termed forward head carriage. When we look at posture, we assess how the head lines up relative to the shoulders. Just like in golf, if the ball (our head) isn’t directly in the middle of the tee (our neck) forward momentum is generated as the weight is not centred over its base of support.Details
A common technique error that we see as Exercise Physiologists is what is termed “valgus collapse” of the knees. Simply put, “valgus collapse” means that when bending the knees they move inwards towards each other and it often occurs when people squat down or transfer to or from a chair.
Why do my knees do this?
There are many explanations out there as to why this happens.Details