26 Jun 2017

Five Top Winter Activities To Stay Fit

1. Ice skating Apart from being a fun and social activity, it’s a great form of exercise that challenges your balance working your core muscles, as well as a form of lower limb strengthening. Be careful if it’s your first time! A couple of places in Sydney that have ice skating on offer include: – The Ice […]

19 Jan 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL: Get The Right Fitting Backpack!

Get your kids active and protect their spine with the right fitting school backpack! It has been suggested that 9 out of 10 children are not active enough; an alarming figure thanks to our advancing technology which is allowing us to stay at home and interact (or not interact) from the couch for hours on […]

13 Nov 2015

What is Scoliosis? Could I have it? Is it causing my back pain?

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curve of the spine. On an x-ray the spine can resemble as ’S’ or ‘C’, rather than a straight line. It is thought to affect between 2-3% of the population It has a higher incident rate in females more than 80% of scoliosis cases have an unknown […]

25 Sep 2014

10 Tips to Stop Back Pain

1. Regular exercise. Exercise helps to keep your muscles and joints moving to avoid feeling stiff. It strengthens your muscles to support your bones and reduce the strain on your back with everyday activities. Make sure you have someone check your technique before lifting weights or doing new forms of exercise. 2. Stretching after exercise. […]

9 Sep 2014

Backpacks, Trainers and High Heels

It’s cool to be practical. Really who am I to say what’s cool and what’s not, but from the patients that come my way at Bend + Mend in Sydney’s CBD I have a few ideas about what is practical…you be the judge on how cool they are! I’m not going to lie, week days […]

16 Mar 2012

Heavy Handbags – are you being weighed down?

Whenever a female patient walks through our doors wanting treatment on their neck and shoulders, I am always sure to scope out the size of their handbag!  As women, there are so many things that we need to cram into our handbags to make our lives easier, but what are these heavy bags doing to […]