29 Dec 2014

Pilates for the Modern Man

The Modern Man is getting more and more open Minded but we still have a little way to go. There has been a large shift in the traditional weight training approach recently with many athletes and weekend warriors stepping away from purely traditional free weights and incorporating other methods including flexibility, agility and the forever […]

9 Sep 2014

Backpacks, Trainers and High Heels

It’s cool to be practical. Really who am I to say what’s cool and what’s not, but from the patients that come my way at Bend + Mend in Sydney’s CBD I have a few ideas about what is practical…you be the judge on how cool they are! I’m not going to lie, week days […]

10 May 2011

How Will Pilates Help My Dancing?

The popularity of Pilates has grown significantly in recent years, both for strengthening and toning as well as for rehabilitation of injuries.  In the dance world, however, Pilates has long been an adjunct to training since Joseph Pilates moved to New York in the 1920’s and set up a Pilates studio in close proximity to […]

21 Apr 2011

Getting Back Into Dance…

Ever felt like you might want to get back into those dance classes but don’t know where to start? Chances are, if you danced when you were younger, you still really miss it but might not have the confidence to start again!  Apart from the confidence factor, you might be worried that you have lost […]

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 […]