30 May 2018

Why Do I Keep Spraining My Ankle?

With every new netball and soccer season comes new, or quite often old, injuries. Lateral ankle sprains (a sprain to the outside of the ankle) are one of the most common injuries, accounting for up to 40% of sporting injuries. Lateral ankle sprains are also notorious for recurrence, with up to 70% of people having […]

18 Apr 2018

Wear And Tear Of Your Joints

Wear and tear, also often known as Osteoarthritis or degeneration, is a very common condition affecting the joints. The bones that form our joints are covered in a smooth tissue called cartilage. When a joint develops arthritis, this cartilage becomes thinner and its surface roughened. The bone underneath this cartilage becomes thicker and the bone […]

22 Feb 2018

The Two Most Common Mistakes When Squatting

Squatting is one of the best whole body functional movements that works virtually every muscle. You know this because gym junkies, “instagram guru’s”, exercise physiologists, personal trainers and physiotherapists alike have been singing the benefits of this all encompassing compound movement for years. If you’re reading this blog we don’t need to sell it to […]

15 Aug 2017

Pes Anserine Bursitis and Tendinopathy

An out of the ordinary running injury we see here at Bend + Mend is Pes Anserine Bursitis or tendinopathy. Pes Anserine is the combined tendon attachment site on the lower inside part of your knee. Three tendons from three different muscles attach here – sartorius, gracilis and one of your hamstring muscles (semi-tendinosis). At this attachment site is also a […]

8 Aug 2017

Urge Incontinence

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Did you know that 1 in every 3 women suffer from some bladder leakage? Urge incontinence is the second most common variety of incontinence. It occurs when an individual experiences a sudden, strong need to urinate but in addition they leak urine whilst trying to get to the toilet. Urge incontinence is usually due to […]

8 Aug 2017

Overactive Bladder (OAB)

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Have you ever experienced a sudden, eye-watering strong, unable-to-defer, need to go to the toilet? If so, then you have experienced what is called ‘urinary urgency’, which is the main symptom of a condition called ‘Overactive Bladder Syndrome’. Research have shown that the OAB symptoms of urgency and frequency have a much worse impact on […]

8 Aug 2017

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

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Did you know that 1 in every 3 women suffer from some bladder leakage? The International Continence Society defines SUI as “involuntary loss of urine on effort or physical exertion, or on sneezing or coughing”. SUI is the most common form of urinary incontinence and it occurs in activities that increase abdominal pressure such as […]

2 Aug 2017

4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Practise Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice that began over 5000 years ago in India. Originally it was a practice developed to unite the mind and body. Nowadays there are many varying styles of yoga; bikram, power, hot, hatha, vinyasa, yin and the list goes on! All of these styles of yoga can help you find balance and […]

2 Aug 2017

Three Useful Exercises To Conquer ‘Shin Splints’ In Runners.

For an overview on the causative factors and clinical presentation of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), also often known as Shin Splints, please click here. So, what are the main aims of exercise in the management of MTSS or Shin Splints? To improve load capacity of the calf To improve kinetic chain load capacity by […]

17 Jul 2017

Six Astonishing Facts About How Common Pelvic Organ Prolapse Really Is!

Current research suggests that Pelvic Organ Prolapse is unfortunately more common than we think. Research has shown that: Approximately 1 in 3 women will have a Stage 2-3 Pelvic Organ Prolapse Approximately 1 in 9 women will ultimately require surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse The risk of prolapse increases with age: Age 60 = 1 […]