29 Nov 2017

How To Avoid Making Your Hip Tendinopathy Pain Worse!

As research into common hip injuries progresses, so too does our understanding of how we manage this. One of the biggest shifts in research on Gluteal Tendinopathy is how we manage the injury. What we thought was best practice in the past might not be the best thing for it now. Tendinopathy of the Gluteus […]

27 Oct 2017

Patient Of The Month For November

Our stand-out Patient of the month for November is Rowan Fisher who first presented to Bend + Mend back in 2007. From Fiona: “The lovely Rowan presented to Bend + Mend way back in 2007 with lower back pain and issues with his right leg. He was, and still is, an avid cyclist and skier! […]

19 Jul 2017

Barangaroo’s Top Sports and Leisure Activities

The $250 million Barangaroo Reserve has been open to the public now for close to two years, since August 2015. Previous to that, Sydney’s oldest industrial site had been closed off to the public for more than 100 years. Now, the six-hectare site which was inspired by the 1836 coastline, is a thriving location for […]

28 Nov 2016

Patient Of The Month For December

Our patient of the month for December is someone we have been wanting to post about for a while. Rod Barlow has been a patient of Bend + Mend since the very start (and even saw Fiona and Kellie before they were Bend + Menders!). He is always a pleasure to have in the clinic […]

26 Nov 2015

Will Your Shoulders Lift Happily Ever After?

There are a lot of really great reasons to do strength training. But do you know your individual risks for injury? When it comes to the gym, the shoulder is the most commonly injured part of the body and some of these injuries have nasty long-term consequences. Cartilage tears and rotator cuff injuries do occur […]

28 Mar 2013

Training For Triathlons

We at Bend + Mend think it’s very important to make sure our clients are getting the best management possible so we work really hard to keep abreast of the latest research. This is a review of an interesting study that was conducted in University of Queensland in 2011 that some of you triathletes may […]

25 Mar 2013

Pilates for Cycling

Bend + Mend offer the perfect supplement to cycling with Pilates.  As we’ve already mentioned in previous blogs tight hamstrings and upper neck muscles are two classic spots where cyclists experience difficulty. Restriction here can hamper your efficiency on your bike and or cause pain.

26 Feb 2013

Achilles Tendinopathy

Here at Bend & Mend we see our fair share of very impressive hard working bankers who shoehorn as much marathon running/cycling/triathlons into their free time as possible. Unfortunately it doesn’t always work out. Typically endurance athletes, (that’s you) alternate periods of intensive physical training with periods of rest and recovery. An imbalance caused by […]

26 Feb 2013

Get on your bike!! A cycle a day keeps the surgeon at bay!

Riding your bike helps to reduce knee pain and increase walking speed, FACT! These results come from the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical therapy who found that stationary group cycling was an effective way to reduce pain and increase mobility in people with mild to moderate osteoarthritic knee pain.  So come on Sydney-siders time […]

3 Apr 2012

Is your bike making you sore?

Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular sport in Australia and lots of people are now jumping on their bikes as a means of commuting to and from work, both to get their exercise fix and avoid the frustration of sitting in traffic!