My back first seized up in 2005 to the extent I was unable to function normally. I was informed by my then physiotherapist that I would not be able to run again and following a cortisone injection it was suggested I take up pilates. I commenced physiotherapy and pilates with Bend + Mend in 2006 and have not looked back. Under the expert tuition and guidance of the team at Bend + Mend I have successfully managed my back over the past five years and have been able to function and exercise freely. Last year, I developed a synovial cyst in my L4/L5 nerve which had to be surgically removed. I received wonderful support from the team while working through this issue and following the operation. Under their expert guidance and tuition I am again back to full strength and able to exercise as I please. I highly recommend the team at Bend + Mend and am extremely grateful to them for the quality of life I have been able to experience under their supervision.