22 Aug 2017

New Clinic Opening At Darling Park!

Bend + Mend are excited to announce the opening of a third Sydney CBD Physio Clinic! We have teamed up with our long time Physio, Blake, to open the doors of Bend + Mend Darling Park on September the 4th. Located at 201 Sussex street, Darling Park, just at the end of Market street, we […]

20 Sep 2016

Are You Hyper-mobile?

Joint hyper-mobility is a condition where joints move beyond their expected range of motion. It is usually inherited from your parents (thanks mum and dad!). Hyper-mobility is quite common in the general population, it is estimated that 10-15% of normal children have hyper-mobile joints, sometimes referred to as “loose” joints or “double jointed”. Hyper-mobility tends to lessen […]

26 Jul 2016

The Injury To Watch Out For In The Wrist

The scaphoid is a small carpal bone located in the wrist just near the base of your thumb. It’s frequently fractured by falling onto an outstretched hand with your body weight behind it; quite a common injury in snowboarders, skateboarders and in older populations who are more prone to falls. Due to the small size of the bone […]

20 Jul 2016

How To Manage A “Corked” Thigh

One extremely common injury in the sporting world is the “corked” thigh. Cork is the colloquial term given to a muscle contusion. A cork usually results from a high impact force such as a rugby tackle or a hard cricket/hockey ball making contact with a player’s limb. The high impact of contact causes damage to the […]

4 May 2016

Is “Overuse” Really The Issue In Running Injuries?

The term ‘overuse injury’ is common and for runners (and triathletes, cyclists and more) this broadly covers the common things that ail us- tendon pain, knee pain, stress fractures and so on. All are problems that simply appear in the course of training without a sudden accident. It seems right that “overuse” must be risky, […]

18 Jan 2016

Injury and Alcohol…Not A Great Combination

At this time of year it may be easier to indulge in a few more drinks as part of the celebration of holidays and spending time with family and friends, but you may be wondering, how does that affect my injury? Or you may feel like everything was getting better with my injury but it […]

23 Mar 2015

Swimming…Stop Neck and Shoulder Pain

Summer is here! And so too is seasonal swimming training! But are we all getting the most out of our swimming sessions? Whether in the pool or in the surf here are a few quick tips to ensure your body is optimised and primed for any swimming challenge. The most common swimming complaints are shoulder […]

29 Dec 2014

Pilates for the Modern Man

The Modern Man is getting more and more open Minded but we still have a little way to go. There has been a large shift in the traditional weight training approach recently with many athletes and weekend warriors stepping away from purely traditional free weights and incorporating other methods including flexibility, agility and the forever […]

27 Oct 2014

Good Ergonomics: Do you pass The Holiday Test?

Why being lazy is good and the back rest is your friend If I were to simplify one of the main ways to reduce pain in the office, it would be this: “BECOME FRIENDS WITH YOUR BACK REST.” The backrest is there to be used. If you’re not using it right now, then you’re probably […]

13 Oct 2014

Nerve Pain 

Nerve pain, or neuropathic pain is a different type of pain which can be a challenge to treat, and can sometimes take longer to settle when compared to pain arising from muscles and joints (nociceptive). Nerve pain is characterised as any injury that directly effects the central and peripheral nervous system (brain, spinal cord and […]