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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]