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The Pilates Ring | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

The Pilates Ring | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD The Pilates Ring or sometimes known as the “magic circle” is an apparatus used in Bend + Mend’s Group Physio classes. The ring can be used in various ways to challenge your body. It can be used to assist with stretching or strengthening. This blog is going to discuss four different ways in which you can use the Pilates Ring. Bridging  Place the ring around the outside…

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Spinal Manipulation…What Exactly Is It? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Spinal Manipulation…What Exactly Is It? Most of us would have heard of spinal manipulation or “cracking joints” before, but what is actually happening and why does it make a noise? You may know the answer or have some idea in mind. A recent study sought to find out what people thought the cracking sound meant from both those who had spinal manipulative therapy and those who hadn’t. The researchers recruited subjects who had and hadn’t had spinal manipulative therapy in…

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Osteoporosis Vs. Osteopenia | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

Osteoporosis Vs. Osteopenia | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD Osteopenia is a condition where your bones are weaker than normal healthy bones. It is the medical term used to describe low bone density. When someone has low bone density they are at a higher risk of breaking their bones than people with normal bone density. Osteoporosis Australia predicts around 6.3 million Australians are affected by Osteopenia. Osteopenia is the precursor to Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis has lower bone…

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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD Proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) frequently occurs in runners who have increased their training load, particularly when this involves an increase in hill running and undertaking prolonged speed work. What are the symptoms of PHT? Deep pain over the sitting bone in the buttock Occasional referral of pain down the back of the leg Pain is worse in the morning upon waking and improves as the day progresses…

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City2Surf Post Race Recovery Part 2: Active Cool Down, Cold Water Immersion, Massage? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

City2Surf Post Race Recovery Part 2: Active Cool Down, Cold Water Immersion, Massage? In the previous blog on City2Surf post race recovery, we discussed the importance of preparing yourself as a form of prevention of DOMS, or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.  DOMS is a pain response when the muscle tissue is exposed to an exercise intensity that it is unaccustomed to. In the previous blog, I discussed the importance of preparing your body for the increased exercise load. In the…

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Should I Have Surgery For My Shoulder Impingement? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Should I Have Surgery For My Shoulder Impingement? Arthroscopic shoulder decompression surgery (ASAD) is a surgery performed for patients with subacromial shoulder pain, or “shoulder impingement”, which accounts for up to 70% of all shoulder pain problems. The first ASAD was performed in 1972, and it is now one of the most common surgical procedures in orthopaedics. The rationale behind the procedure is that the pain is caused by excessive compression of the rotator cuff (shoulder muscles) and its bursa…

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Exercise And Depression – How Physiotherapy Can Assist Management – Pilates Fitness Article

Exercise And Depression – How Physiotherapy Can Assist Management Depression is becoming more widely and acceptably spoken about, and while there is still lots we need to research to further understand the complexity of depression, there is an increasing understanding of the role exercise plays in its management. With over 100 studies conducted on the role of exercise in the management of depression there is an increasing awareness of the crossover of physiotherapy as an adjunct to managing the exercise…

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