24 Aug 2016

Plyometric Training: Friend Or Foe? 

Plyometric training is a style of training that involves maximum muscle exertion for maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power through improving strength and speed. Plyometrics is also commonly referred to as “plyos” or “jump training” and is commonly used amongst the elite athlete population to improve their performance. […]

22 Jan 2015

What’s The Difference Between A Physiotherapist, Chiropractor And An Osteopath?

As Physiotherapists, we are often asked why people should come and see us over a different health professional such as a Chiropractor or an Osteopath, and what type of injuries does each of us treat. To answer this, below is a summary of the theories which drive each profession. Physiotherapists treat a variety of different […]

28 Mar 2013

Training For Triathlons

We at Bend + Mend think it’s very important to make sure our clients are getting the best management possible so we work really hard to keep abreast of the latest research. This is a review of an interesting study that was conducted in University of Queensland in 2011 that some of you triathletes may […]

26 May 2011

What type of exercise should I be doing?

A lot of patients ask me what type of exercise they should be doing to keep fit and healthy. Is swimming better than running? Should I be going to the gym? Will Pilates really benefit me?

26 May 2011

Jumping into Plyometrics

What are plyometric exercises? Plyometric exercises are often used at the end stage of your rehabilitation to prepare you for your final return to sport. These exercises combine strength and speed to provide the ‘explosiveness’ required for many sporting activities, for example to increase the power of a soccer kick or the force of a […]