Our Bend + Mend Patient of the month for March is the always energetic Angus! From Phoebe: Angus has been coming to Bend + Mend since 2008 for few different injuries. Most recently he returned with an unhappy low back which was limiting his ability to keep active. He is a keen cyclist and skier […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.