25 Sep 2018

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 […]

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 […]

18 Dec 2017

It Hurts To Sit Down! Coccydynia

With Christmas holidays just around the corner, coccyx (tail bone) pain when your sitting can be a real pain in the butt…literally. Your coccyx is the last segment of bone at the bottom of your spine. This little segment is thought to be the remnant of the tail we once had. The coccyx consists of […]

21 Apr 2017

Patient Of The Month For May

Our May patient of the month is Marcus Elsum who first came to Bend + Mend on December 10th, 2008! From Marcus: “I have been a regular client of B+M for over 8 years. I originally came in with a lower back problem that was quickly solved by Mark, Kellie, Fiona and the team. I am […]

13 Jan 2017

The Big Wide World Of Baby Online Information

Whether you are an expectant mum, a new mum or a been-around-the-block mum there are always questions that need answering.  And out there in the great big wide world of the internet, there are plenty of places to find the answers, the only question from there is should I trust these answers. There are a […]

16 Jun 2016

Post-Natal Women’s Health Checks

You’ve had your baby, and things are going well and you are keen to get back into exercise…? There is a lot of information out there about when you can resume exercise and what type of exercise you should do. It can get a little confusing! The first 6 weeks are a great time to […]

24 May 2016

How Neuroscientists Explain The Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

Famous filmmaker Casey Neistat states ‘every major decision I’ve made in the last eight years has been prefaced by a run’. I find myself that after running, the once monotonous task of cleaning becomes appealing – a slightly different way of looking at the effects of running and sad, I know, however I’m sure many […]

28 Apr 2016

What Is Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction?

Feeling an uncomfortable pain at the front of your pelvis, that burns and gets sharper as you walk and move around? Are you pregnant? And in your second trimester? It could be pubic symphysis dysfunction! Your pubic symphysis is a strong ligamentous joint at the front of your pelvis.  It is where the two wings […]

17 Mar 2016

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

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What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is the lowering of any of the organs in the pelvic cavity including the bladder, bowel, uterus or intestines. Common Symptoms? POP is often associated with the feeling of heaviness or fullness in the vagina or even a bulge at the vaginal entrance. POP can bring […]

15 Apr 2015

Exercise After Baby

Keen to get back into exercise post babies and not sure what to do? Worried about your pelvic floor and heard about prolapse? Don’t let leakage or embarrassment stop you from starting exercise! Some basic rules I would advise you to follow when getting back into exercise post birth are: Learn what your pelvic floor […]