21 Apr 2011

What are Shin Splints?

Shin splints can be niggly, painful or enough to make you want to throw in the towel: but what are they exactly?

15 Apr 2011

Am I Hypermobile?

Have you ever been told you have “floppy joints”? The word HYPERMOBILITY is often used in a Physiotherapy consultation, but what does it really mean if you are hypermobilie? Hypermobility describes excessive movement or flexibility in one or more joints.

15 Apr 2011

Stretching Reduces the Risk of Injuries: Fact or Fiction?

Stretching Reduces the Risk of Injuries: Fact or Fiction?

In the past, stretching was considered to be an important part of any training regime to help reduce the risk of injury.  But was it all in vain?  In recent years, the amount of studies looking into the evidence behind the effectiveness of stretching has steadily increased.

11 Apr 2011

Eccentric Nordics: Hamstring Strengthening Exercises Fit For A Viking

Eccentric Nordics: Hamstring Strengthening Exercises Fit For A Viking

When you hear the term “eccentric Nordic hamstring strengthening exercises”, you could be forgiven if the image of a rough looking Viking in a leather tunic and a bull-horned helmet doing dead-lifts struck you; but no, there may be more to their thunder thighs than that.

1 Apr 2011

Pilates: Not Just For Skirts

When someone mentions Pilates as a form of exercise, often it is associated with females and, in particular, dancers. Well, as a proud Pilates exponent and instructor, I can tell you that I should’ve been doing this back when I was playing rugby against 120 kilo Samoans.

1 Apr 2011

Running: Get Assessed!

Running: Get Assessed!

Running.  A much-loved activity for many of you.  As summer slips away, the running season approaches. Hair is clipped back, lightweight fabrics are purchased and sock pairs are once again brought back together.  Unfortunately, along with the increasing mileage for some of you comes the increase in injuries.  There are a number of common running […]

1 Apr 2011

Kinesio What?

Kinesio What?

Have you seen professional sports players wearing brightly coloured tape and wondered what it was? No – it’s not a fashion statement!

1 Apr 2011

Finger Injuries in Climbers

Finger Injuries in Climbers

Finger injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained by climbers, due to the huge forces required to pull the body weight up.  After spending much time in the climbing community and treating many climbers, I am all too aware of the impact a ‘minor’ finger injury can have on your training and climbing […]

1 Apr 2011

For All Dancers…Why is a Musculoskeletal Dance Assessment Necessary?

A dance assessment or dance screening can be used both to identify a dancer’s strengths and weaknesses and to correct any biomechanical faults which may help with the prevention of injury.  A Physiotherapist is qualified to assess your flexibility and core strength, as well as pick up on any anatomical variations that you may have […]

1 Apr 2011

Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to Bend + Mend’s new website. Formerly known as Martin Place Physiotherapy & Pilates, we have changed our name to Bend + Mend and are now excited to launch our new website.  We hope you like our new name, logo and the orange colour which you might notice more on our website […]