During pregnancy, your body is changing constantly with the joints, muscles and ligaments adjusting to the change in pressure and weight around them. As this happens so quickly it is normal to get aches and pains around your back and hips. It is often wise to seek out help from a health professional to manage […]
We spend a lot of time here at Bend + Mend looking after lower backs and pelvis’s, and training mums-to-be and new mums to use their pelvic floor muscles. But is there anything else you can do to help support your back and pelvis, or to reduce pain and make you feel better, before and/or after […]
Whether you were a gym junkie or couch potato before you got pregnant, exercising during your pregnancy can be a challenge but it is definitely an important part of the process! If you think of giving birth like running a marathon (which it can be!) then you need to make sure your body is well […]
Neural mobility is an important aspect of flexibility, and may be what’s holding you back from improving your flexibility. Often that feeling of “tightness” or muscle tension we feel can actually be related to tension in our nerves (Neural Tension) rather than muscles.
These words are often discussed on the sports field, at the Physiotherapy clinic or over the water-cooler at the office: but just what is the difference between these structures and what is it that they actually do?
No, it’s not some bizarre party trick! If you’ve ever sprained your ankle or had a knee injury, your Physio is likely to have made you do this at some stage during your treatment. The reason for this is to retrain your proprioception. So what does this mean and why is it important?