1 May 2018

Five Interesting Facts About ‘Rectus Diastasis’ Or ‘Abdominal Separation’

1. Rectus Diastasis / Separation / Abdominal Separation occurs in pregnancy and refers to the increase in distance between the two bellies of the Rectus Abdominus muscle. 2. Research has demonstrated an incidence rate between 70-100% for Rectus Diastasis. 3. Women most commonly experience discomfort in the 2nd and 3rd trimester along the midline of […]

6 Feb 2018

Mastitis

What is Mastitis? Mastitis is the inflammation of breast tissue, often caused by a blocked duct, that can lead to infection. It can be VERY painful and not a welcome issue for a new mum! Symptoms of Mastitis include: – Redness/soreness over an area of your breast – Fever – Flu like symptoms (feeling generally […]

4 Dec 2017

What Is The Origin Of Physiotherapy As A Profession?

Physiotherapy, the profession as we know it, has had many changes over the years. An interesting timeline of where it all began stems from many worldwide events, and the experience with a Physio in the past has changed dramatically to the service we provide today. Where it all started is a little subjective. People have […]

29 Nov 2017

How To Avoid Making Your Hip Tendinopathy Pain Worse!

As research into common hip injuries progresses, so too does our understanding of how we manage this. One of the biggest shifts in research on Gluteal Tendinopathy is how we manage the injury. What we thought was best practice in the past might not be the best thing for it now. Tendinopathy of the Gluteus […]

23 Aug 2017

Where Does The Weight Go During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is an incredible time for a women’s body. Think of all the adaptations that must happen. The body has to support and develop the foetus, it has to prepare for childbirth and it has to ready itself to continue to support the baby once it has left the womb. And to do this it […]

27 Apr 2017

Top 3 Home Exercises For Pregnancy

Cat Stretch The cat stretch is great for mobilising your spine and stretching out tight back extensor muscles.  This is particularly important for pregnancy as the lower back continues to try and support your growing bump. Start on your hands and knees, with your hands underneath your shoulders and your knee underneath your hips, your […]

14 Feb 2017

Dem Bones Dem Bones…Calcium In Pregnancy

Have you ever heard the stories of pregnant women loosing teeth, becoming and osteoporotic…along with morning sickness, skin changes, and the possibility of lower back and pelvic pain? Pregnancy is just sounding like so much fun to you right now! When you’re pregnant your growing baby requires a mix of vitamins and minerals, and calcium […]

13 Jan 2017

The Big Wide World Of Baby Online Information

Whether you are an expectant mum, a new mum or a been-around-the-block mum there are always questions that need answering.  And out there in the great big wide world of the internet, there are plenty of places to find the answers, the only question from there is should I trust these answers. There are a […]

28 Oct 2016

Patient Of The Month For November

Our patient of the month for November is the lovey Alex who is about to head off into the new world of motherhood! From Alex “Bend and Mend have been my wonderful ‘physio family’ for the past 16 months. I first attended feeling quite helpless with recurring headaches and ongoing neck/back issues, and was met with a knowledgeable, supportive […]

14 Oct 2016

Sleeping Hip Pain In Pregnancy

As your body changes with pregnancy, so does your posture. Your baby bump will gradually develop and slowly stretch out your abdominal muscles and bring your centre of gravity forward.  To compensate for this your lower back will arch more and your lower back extensor muscles become more active to cope with the increased load, […]