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

Patient Of The Month For September

Our Patient of the Month for September…From training on the Parramatta River to rowing the waterways of Italy and Venice. Suzie Jones, a keen skier and rower is one of Bend & Mend’s long term clients. A nasty ski accident in 2008 (severed ACL and MCL, detached patella, torn meniscus, broken leg and torn achilles) […]

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

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

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 […]

1 Aug 2018

ACL Rupture – Do I Need Surgery?

ACL Rupture – Do I Need Surgery?

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture get a lot of coverage in elite sport and can take players out of action for a whole season. At this high level an ACL reconstruction is performed quickly to ensure a rapid return to the players chosen sport. However, is this necessary for the rest of us? Just to […]

24 Jul 2018

What Is A Physiotherapist’s Role In Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)?

During pregnancy, women can develop a temporary form of Diabetes Mellitus which causes high blood glucose levels. This usually occurs in the late 2nd-3rd trimester and usually resolves after birth, however precautions need to be considered.   Exercise is now recognised as an effective way to help control blood glucose levels. If exercise is performed […]

23 Jul 2018

What Is Vaginismus And Who Do I See For Treatment?

‘Vaginismus’ is a sexual pain disorder. It was first described in the second half of the 19th century by Sims as a spasm of the pelvic floor muscles. This description has on the whole remained unchanged until approximately the middle of the 20th century where it then was able to be classified as a ‘pain […]

16 Jul 2018

Patient Of The Month For August

Katie is our Patient of the month for August. She has been exercising every single day for 1 year. Now that’s committed! From Katie: “I absolutely love my fitness journey. I am grateful and extremely proud that I made the decision to challenge myself to work out at the gym every day to embed it […]