4 Apr 2017

Six Reasons To Do Physiotherapy-Led Pilates

Improve core strength and stability Reduced core strength and stability can lead to various injuries, such as lower back pain. Building your core strength and stability is important for all individuals suffering from lower back pain to pre and post-natal strengthening. Guidance with appropriate exercises to prevent injury is vital. Improves balance Incorporating balance exercises […]

31 Mar 2017

Patient Of The Month For April

Our Patient of the month for April is Will Walker, who we have been seeing at Bend + Mend for many years and hopefully many more! From Will: “I’ve been coming to Bend and Mend for quite a number of years, about 10, and doing Pilates for at least 7 of those. Pilates is something […]

22 Jan 2017

CrossFit: How Risky Is It And How Do We Prevent CrossFit Injury?

CrossFit is a type of exercise where the programs involve constant variability of high-intensity functional movements with the goal of optimising physical proficiency across a number of domains including: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. While all exercise and sport can create injury, it seems that CrossFit […]

24 Mar 2016

Patient of the Month for April

Our Bend + Mend Patient of the Month for April is the lovely golf-loving Robyn Smith. From Robyn: “I have always had a goal of being on a single figures handicap for golf before I was “too old” unfortunately a back issue caused by too many hours sitting at a desk really restricted my movement and therefore […]

16 Mar 2016

Golf Physiotherapy and TPI Screening

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What is TPI and why should I see a TPI Certified Physiotherapist? TPI is the leading educational organisation in the world who studies the relationship between the human body and the golf swing. Many common golf swing faults can be traced back to the body’s inability to move and/or stabilise correctly. TPI’s Philosophy of the […]

1 Nov 2011

It’s Crunch Time!

As a mid-twenties guy, I’m approaching a body type that reflects my years of indulgence – that of a “beer gut”.  This is a problem shared by many, men and women alike.  The apparent most obvious solution to this increased distribution of fat around the abdomen, is the humble sit-up or crunch.

13 Oct 2011

Bracing vs Hollowing: Getting To The Core Of Spinal Stability

If you’ve ever had an injury to the spine, doing standard core exercises will not be of great benefit in your recovery because you need local stability before you can improve your global stability.