Most soccer players know that they can’t start a soccer game cold. Warm-ups are essential to preventing injury and playing your best game on the field. But what are the best exercises to do before a soccer game? How do you know specifically what drills and exercises are going to help prevent injuries? Over the […]
Are you planning on joining a gym for the first time in the new year? We often start the year with a fresh outlook, a new year and the intentions to becoming a “new you”. For the first few weeks this seems to be seamless: We have signed up to the new gym, exchanged the […]
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 […]
As the human body magically appeared and was remodelled through evolution, someone chose the buttock muscles, or gluteals, to serve as our engine for running. Adequately functioning gluteals provide us with the support we need for both running performance and injury prevention. The gluteal muscle group comprises three main muscles (as pictured) Gluteus Maximus Gluteus […]
Summer is here! And so too is seasonal swimming training! But are we all getting the most out of our swimming sessions? Whether in the pool or in the surf here are a few quick tips to ensure your body is optimised and primed for any swimming challenge. The most common swimming complaints are shoulder […]
Bend + Mend offer the perfect supplement to cycling with Pilates. As we’ve already mentioned in previous blogs tight hamstrings and upper neck muscles are two classic spots where cyclists experience difficulty. Restriction here can hamper your efficiency on your bike and or cause pain.
So here are the nuts and bolts of the Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation Pep Program to help prevent ACL damage during sport. The key to the program is its emphasis on correct technique and posture especially making sure the knee, hip and foot are all in alignment. Also remember is all about-soft landings! Lots […]