26 May 2017

Big Toe Sesamoiditis

A complaint among some of our Barangaroo CBD runners recently has been that of big toe sesamoiditis. What is sesamoiditis you ask? Sounds more like a seasoning for a chicken stir fry if you ask me. Let me help break this down for you. ‘Sesamoid’ is a type of bone and ‘itis’ by definition means inflammation. […]

4 Dec 2016

Treadmill Vs Road Running – Is There A Difference?  

I’m sure there are quite a few of you who trade the road for a treadmill during the cooler months of winter. Have you ever felt that your running technique or effort is different with one versus the other? Do you find it difficult to adjust to that treadmill belt after months out on the […]

19 Aug 2016

The Unhappy Subluxing Patella

Recurrent patella subluxations occur when the patella (knee cap) is forced out of its natural setting in the trochlear groove of the femur (thigh) bone, and then relocates back into the groove again. Patella subluxation can be traumatic, caused by a force against the knee such as a contact sport injury, or atraumatic, occurring with much […]

16 Mar 2016

Golf Physiotherapy and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Screening

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Did you know that 99% of people that fail the Overhead Deep Squat in the TPI Screening will early extend in their golf swing? Also, early extension in a golf swing is one of the most common causes of lower back pain in a golfer. Bonnie, our TPI Certified Physiotherapist has a passion for helping […]

20 Aug 2015

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is vital for normal foot biomechanics. It is made up of three segments and its central portion is clinically most important as it forms the longitudinal arch of the foot. It not only provides the longitudinal arch with static support but provides dynamic shock absorption. Plantar fasciitis is an overuse condition of […]

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.

18 Mar 2013

Your Cycling Shoulders!

Cycling is an activity that places significant postural demands on our bodies. A study of non-traumatic injuries in long distance bicyclists published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine states that neck and shoulder pain occurred in 20.4% of the riders. Luckily while neck and shoulder discomfort can occur in all cyclists, it is preventable.

15 Nov 2011

Management Of Stress Fractures

My previous posting, Can Stress Cause A Fracture?, provided some background on stress fractures.  I’ll now elaborate on their management: A stress fracture is defined as a continuum or sequence of events, and therefore it can be graded depending on clinical and radiological features.  This grading will determine the management plan.  The good news is […]