10 May 2017

Brain Changing Information

For centuries scientists believed that the brain was hardwired. They believed the brain developed during a critical period during childhood and then remains relatively unchanged for the rest of our lives. However, research has proven that the brain has the ability to change and adapt according to your experiences. Leading author, researcher and psychiatrist Dr. […]

8 May 2017

What’s The Point Of The Shoulder Blade?

When rehabilitating the shoulder it is important to realise there is more than just the shoulder joint at play. Despite its name, very few people actually think of the shoulder blade as part of or related to the shoulder. Interestingly, it’s the shoulder blade that allows us to throw a cricket ball, reach for the […]

8 Mar 2017

The Migraine Headache Continuum

The Numbers Existing data suggests that up to 3 million people suffer from migraines and up to 7 million suffer from headaches in Australia. A reduction in social activities and work capacity has been found in nearly all people who experience migraines and 60% of those with headaches. The Continuum There is a substantial amount […]

14 Feb 2017

Dem Bones Dem Bones…Calcium In Pregnancy

Have you ever heard the stories of pregnant women loosing teeth, becoming and osteoporotic…along with morning sickness, skin changes, and the possibility of lower back and pelvic pain? Pregnancy is just sounding like so much fun to you right now! When you’re pregnant your growing baby requires a mix of vitamins and minerals, and calcium […]

2 Sep 2016

Should We Brace Ourselves For This?

The challenge with treating low back pain, as with many other types of pain, is that there is not one-size-fits-all advice because everyone is different. There is no perfect exercise for everyone, and no wonder drug. Nor is there a cure-all mattress at your local furniture store. Bottom line: There is no magic cure. However, […]

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, […]

26 Apr 2016

Patient Of The Month For May

Our Bend + Mend Patient of the Month for May is Russell Gripper! Check out Russell on the Trapeze table doing one of our more advanced Pilates exercises. He has great technique! From Russell: “I first started with Bend + Mend in April 2011 on the recommendation of a sports doctor who diagnosed a degenerative L5/S1 disc […]

14 Dec 2015

What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterised by widespread, persistent pain, which is accompanied by several other chronic diseases that can severely impact a person’s daily life. It is not just one condition but a complex syndrome that involves many different factors. Statistics show that Fibromyalgia affects 2-5% of the population. It affects women more than men, […]

19 Nov 2015

What are PRP Injections?…Will They Fix My Injury?

What are PRP Injections? They was first developed in 1970s PRP is for ‘Platelet-Rich Plasma’ Therapy Blood usually contains 6% platelets, whereas PRP has a significantly increased platelet concentration. The platelet rich plasma contains several growth factors and healing factors, which are believed to help accelerate the healing process. Who is it used for? PRP […]

3 Jul 2015

POP! (Pelvic Organ Prolapse)

Do you ever think…”I’ve had a baby and things just don’t feel normal ‘down there’ since?!?” As a generation, we as women are getting better about talking about issues around sex, continence, miscarriages, the not so fabulous parts of child bearing. However, there are a few things that we still need to work on. Pelvic […]