25 Jul 2017

My Running Journey…From A Physio’s Perspective – Part One

Recently signed up for your first marathon? You’re not alone. The curiosity of how hard could it be, and the lingering bucket list to do list spontaneously spurred me to sign up to my very first marathon. As a Physiotherapist I understand the limits of the human body, and also respect that this would be […]

27 Jun 2017

Patient Of The Month For July

Our Bend + Mend Patient of the Month for July is Julia Toomey who came to us after a skiing accident and is now ready for the slopes again! Well-done Julia! From Julia: “I hobbled my way in to Bend and Mend in a huge leg brace last year in July to meet Emma for […]

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 […]

27 Jul 2016

Over The Top In The Golf Swing

“Over The Top” is one of the most common swing characteristics among high handicap golfers and is usually due to overuse of the upper body during the downswing. This results in the club being thrown outside of the intended swing plane, with the club head approaching the ball in an out-to-in-motion. This creates a pull […]

22 Aug 2014

The Grumbling Groin

If you’ve ever presented to your Physio with groin pain you may have noticed – just for a split second- the look of dread in their eyes…no this is not because we are worried about touching your groin, but because by the time you present to us, it is often more because the ‘groin strain’ […]

25 Jun 2012

Carlton Football Club

In 2009/10 I had the pleasure of working with Carlton Football Club (AFL) in Melbourne.  During these two years our  physiotherapy  team developed a pilates rehabilitation program to prevent common football injuries such as groin, knee and shoulder injuries, just to name a few. 

16 Apr 2012

Performance Level Pilatotherapy

For those who have no injuries or have been progressed from Stable to Performance stages in our Pilatotherapy protocol, there are many ways for us to push your strength and flexibility to the next level.

5 Aug 2011

Pilates vs Clinical Physio-led Pilates: What’s the difference?

We’re asked this frequently and there are BIG differences. The Pilates you do in your typical gym or fitness studio is led by instructors with varying levels of education and training. While some may be knowledgeable, many may have a limited understanding of the mechanisms at play with injuries, or the correct rehabilitation of them. […]

2 Jun 2011

Lift it Ladies!

Most women have heard of the pelvic floor and been told to do their daily ‘exercises, but the importance of the pelvic floor muscles is often overlooked until people experience problems after giving birth or later in life. Below is a brief introduction to the pelvic floor so, whether you have problems or not, you […]

21 Apr 2011

Getting Back Into Dance…

Ever felt like you might want to get back into those dance classes but don’t know where to start? Chances are, if you danced when you were younger, you still really miss it but might not have the confidence to start again!  Apart from the confidence factor, you might be worried that you have lost […]