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 […]

24 Feb 2016

A Big Butt Makes A Good Runner?

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 […]

23 Mar 2015

Swimming…Stop Neck and Shoulder Pain

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 […]

25 Mar 2013

Pilates for Cycling

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.

28 Dec 2011

The Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation Program to Prevent ACL Injuries

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 […]