1 Jun 2016

Don’t Let These Five Injuries Surprise You

Sometimes when a patient comes in with a painful such-and-such, we both know why it started; they’d done something a bit risky (as we all do sometimes) and this time they’re paying a price. C’est la vie. At other times, we’re both a little surprised because there’s no clear trigger for why this pain sparked […]

30 Oct 2015

Wondering About A Standing Desk? Your Questions Answered.

You’ve all heard about standing desks. They were very on trend for a while and continue to grow in popularity around the city. Their arrival was heralded gushing articles extoling their virtues. Then came the retaliation articles that were firmly against them. Of course, there is no black/white answer so here’s my perspective as a […]

19 Feb 2015

Five Tips for Good Desk Ergonomics

1. Feet Come Last When I ask people about the way they sit at work, they so often tell me that they make sure they “try to have their feet flat on the floor.” Possibly this is one of the easier things to remember, and also to adjust as most people know how to raise/lower […]

24 Nov 2014

Exercises to Improve Posture

Poor posture can cause considerable strain throughout the body and increase the likelihood of injuries. In our city clinic, we see many injuries which have been attributable to poor postures throughout the day. Before starting it is important to ensure your work-station (or computer desk at home) is set up correctly. It would be inefficient […]

3 Oct 2014

Present or Productive? Being Strategic About Desk Discomfort

Every day at Bend + Mend, we’ll deal with two things: pain and work. We physiotherapists love trying to keep people at work and doing all the tasks they’re expected to do. But it strikes me that perhaps more attention should be directed to how well a person is able to do their job. Can […]

8 Sep 2014

Mind If I Saw Your Laptop In Half?

Do you or any of your employees work on a laptop? Not just occasionally on your lap, but in the office? More than a little bit??  Well, I’m not exactly going to say anything too ground-breaking here. But, from an ergonomics perspective, laptops are inherently evil! Thankfully, it’s an easy problem to improve. While hacking […]

20 Feb 2012

Ergonomics- Why is it so important?

When most of us hear the term ergonomics we probably think of seating and sit up a bit straighter in our own chair.  But most of us will admit how hard it is to maintain a perfect posture, so you will probably be glad to hear that this is where ergonomics can help out.

2 Jun 2011

Pain in the neck…..

Acute wry neck (also known as acute torticollis) is a sudden onset of severe neck pain accompanied by spasm of the neck muscles.