15 Nov 2018

Three Things To Remember When Getting Into Shape For Summer

They say the “Summer Body” is made in Winter, well unfortunately I didn’t listen to that this year and it seems Summer is fast approaching, yet the summer body is still a little while away. The days are getting longer and warmer, the gyms are getting busier and Martin Place is seemingly more and more […]

14 Nov 2018

Ligaments And Tendons – How Are They Different?

Ligaments and Tendons are both are both types of connective tissue within our body that contribute to the way we move. The role that they play however is very different and therefore the treatment that is needed when they are injured differs too. Ligaments: Ligaments are made of a fibrous connective tissue that acts like […]

1 Nov 2018

Pre-Patellar Bursitis

What is Pre-patellar Bursitis? Bursae are small, jelly-like sacs that are located throughout the body.  They exist around the body at most joints, such as the shoulder, knee, elbow and heel.  They contain small amounts of fluid and act as a cushion/lubricant between joint surfaces, between bones and tendons/muscles as to reduce friction and allow […]

30 Oct 2018

Patella Tendinopathy Exercise Program

Patella Tendinopathy is a complex and often frustratingly long rehabilitation to return to sport or pain free daily living. The following blog is a part 2 of a previous blog discussing what patella tendinopathy is and how we manage this condition.  This blog will discuss the first 2 stages of rehabilitation. Stage 1: Isometric Exercises […]

12 Oct 2018

Three Ways To Look After Our Bone Health

Our bones are a living organ which provide our body with a hard skeleton giving us shape, structure and protection to our internal organs. These bones are made up of both collagen and calcium giving both the flexibility and strength that we need to move. They are constantly remodelling themselves, both breaking down old bone […]

6 Sep 2018

Omega 6: Omega 3 Ratio And Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a thoroughly researched condition in health due to the high prevalence in society and unfortunately the debilitating impact on quality of life.  Knee Osteoarthritis is a very common condition seen at Bend + Mend. Our Physio, Alice has written two great blogs on What Osteoarthritis is, and some exercises to assist with Pain […]

23 Aug 2018

Patellar Tendinopathy

Have you ever experienced pain in the front of your knee? Anterior knee pain can be caused by a number of anatomical structures, one such structure is the Patellar Tendon. If you are unsure what tendon pain is, there is a fantastic Blog by B+M Physio Blake detailing 5 important facts for tendon pain that […]

14 Aug 2018

Not Only “Just An Ankle Sprain”

One of the most common injuries we see in our Physio clinic is the lateral ankle sprain. Whether you went over on your ankle on your lunchtime run, or stepping out of the pub, there are some weird and wonderful ways people have managed to sprain their ankle, and we have seen them all.  What […]

14 Aug 2018

ACL Reconstruction: The Pros And Cons Of Graft Choice

The overall aim of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is to restore stability to the knee preventing the forwards movement of the shin bone on the thigh bone and to provide rotational stability. In an ideal world the chosen graft should recreate the anatomical, structural and functional properties of the original ACL. There are […]

2 Aug 2018

Posterolateral Corner Of The Knee Injury

An often unheard of yet complex condition we encounter as Physiotherapists is an injury to the back corner of the knee. Painful and destabilising, it is an injury that is often overlooked and, due to its complex nature, is often mistreated. However, we are growing in our understanding of both what it is and how […]