30 Oct 2018

Patella Tendinopathy Exercise Program

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 […]

26 Oct 2018

MS Gong Ride

MS Gong Ride

On Sunday, November 4th I am joining thousands of other cyclists for the yearly MS Gong fundraising ride. The yearly pilgrimage sets off from Tempe, Sydney and traverses south through the city, through the National Park and along the coast to finish in Wollongong. 82km of grit and determination! Why you wonder? Cycling 82km is […]

22 Oct 2018

The Unconquered – The Invictus Games 2018

With Price Harry and Meaghan Markle arriving in Sydney, as well seeing advertising all over the city, you’ve probably heard that the Invictus Games are about to start! So, what is it? The Invictus Games is an international multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans compete. This […]

12 Oct 2018

Three Ways To Look After Our Bone Health

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 […]

25 Sep 2018

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a very broad term for a group of conditions that involves the compression of nerves and/or blood vessels as they pass through the thoracic outlet between the neck and the armpit. While the most common site of compression is between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib, these structures can […]

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 […]

22 Aug 2018

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Your Biceps

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Your Biceps

Summer is fast approaching and, as the adage goes…Sun’s out, guns out. Your biceps are an important feature in any body-building physique and men especially have been fascinated with their biceps for thousands of years (see all ancient Greek statues ever built). But what exactly is this all important muscle and what is it’s functional […]

21 Aug 2018

Free Weights Versus Machine Weights

Free Weights Versus Machine Weights

As a Physio I’m often asked which one is better: free weights or machine weights? The answer invariably depends on your fitness goals and your level of gym experience. However, with a few caveats, I would say that free weights trumps machine weights overall. Here’s why. For the majority of people, the three main advantages […]

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 […]