26 May 2017

Big Toe Sesamoiditis

A complaint among some of our Barangaroo CBD runners recently has been that of big toe sesamoiditis. What is sesamoiditis you ask? Sounds more like a seasoning for a chicken stir fry if you ask me. Let me help break this down for you. ‘Sesamoid’ is a type of bone and ‘itis’ by definition means inflammation. […]

18 May 2017

Hey Bones, Are You Broken Or Just Feeling Stressed?

I had a discussion with a patient this week, who works in Barangaroo. He has been suffering from a challenging kind of foot pain. Having had different doctors describe his scans and diagnosis to him, he was a bit confused and I could understand why. He had heard one doctor say a bone was broken, […]

10 May 2017

Brain Changing Information

For centuries scientists believed that the brain was hardwired. They believed the brain developed during a critical period during childhood and then remains relatively unchanged for the rest of our lives. However, research has proven that the brain has the ability to change and adapt according to your experiences. Leading author, researcher and psychiatrist Dr. […]

10 May 2017

Returning To Exercise After Injury: Going Through Rehab As A Physio

Hi, my name is Kirsty and I have injuries. As a Physio this is hard to admit, because we are all perfect, right? Prior to my injuries, I was running 2-3 times per week, going to the gym 4 times per week and doing Pilates 3 times per week. In August last year I developed […]

8 May 2017

What’s The Point Of The Shoulder Blade?

When rehabilitating the shoulder it is important to realise there is more than just the shoulder joint at play. Despite its name, very few people actually think of the shoulder blade as part of or related to the shoulder. Interestingly, it’s the shoulder blade that allows us to throw a cricket ball, reach for the […]

1 May 2017

Pilates At Home – Leg Circles

A Home Pilates Program which complements your current Physio-led Pilates program in the studio is vital for ongoing effective management of various injuries. There are many benefits to Pilates and ‘leg circles’ is just one exercise which you could perform in the comfort of your own home. However, be careful because technique is imperative with […]

27 Apr 2017

Top 3 Home Exercises For Pregnancy

Cat Stretch The cat stretch is great for mobilising your spine and stretching out tight back extensor muscles.  This is particularly important for pregnancy as the lower back continues to try and support your growing bump. Start on your hands and knees, with your hands underneath your shoulders and your knee underneath your hips, your […]

26 Apr 2017

Barangaroo Runners – How To Tell The Difference Between A Calf Cramp And A DVT?

Have you been making the most of the Barangaroo Reserve running route? Or testing yourself on the Barangaroo stairs? A common complaint among runners is cramping in the calves. But how do you tell the difference between a straight forward calf cramp and a more serious injury like a DVT? A DVT (deep vein thrombosis) […]

21 Apr 2017

Patient Of The Month For May

Our May patient of the month is Marcus Elsum who first came to Bend + Mend on December 10th, 2008! From Marcus: “I have been a regular client of B+M for over 8 years. I originally came in with a lower back problem that was quickly solved by Mark, Kellie, Fiona and the team. I am […]

12 Apr 2017

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

BPPV or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is a disorder of the vestibular system that can affect anyone. Vertigo can be described as a kind of dizziness that makes it feel like everything is spinning around or moving around you which can cause you to feel nausea, light headed or faint. BPPV is most common in […]