28 Nov 2017

Patient Of The Month For December

Our Patient of the Month for December is Lynn Muirhead, one of Bend + Mend’s most loyal clients! From Fiona: “My relationship with Lynn has been longer than my relationship with my husband!! She has been one of our longest standing clients and our goal has been to keep her moving so she can keep […]

31 Mar 2017

Is Adverse Neural Tension Causing Your Hamstring Pain?

A common complaint among runners and other athletes is that niggling pain in their calves or hamstrings that doesn’t seem to go away after an injury. Most people are under the impression that “nerve” related pain has to be in the form of pins/needles, tingling or numbness. Nerve related pain or neural tension can actually mimic […]

29 Apr 2013

Sciatica – My Leg Hurts!

What is sciatica? Sciatica refers to pain that travels down the back of the leg from the lower back or buttock to the foot due to irritation of the sciatic nerve. It is often accompanied by back pain, but normally the leg pain is worse than the back pain.

19 Jul 2011

Slipped A Disc?

The spine is made up of individual bones (or vertebrae) that stack up on top of each other, and in between these vertebrae are the intervertebral discs.  The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine and are made up of a fibrous outer shell (annulus fibrosis) and a softer gel-like centre (nucleus pulposus).