29 Nov 2017

Understanding A Side Strain This Cricket Season

As the Ashes series begins, and the whites come out, what better time to explain a common cricket injury – the “Side Strain”Along with hamstring injuries, side strains are the most prevalent cricket injury in Australia, affecting up to 14% of pace bowlers per season. It seems the faster you bowl, the more inclined you […]

28 May 2017

Different Types Of Pull-Ups

What are Pull-Ups? Are they safe? Are you ready for them? Pull ups, kip ups, butterflies, muscle ups, what actually are these and are you ready to perform them safely? There are several different types of pull-ups that have become increasingly popular in recent years due to the ever-growing following and enthusiasm for functional training or […]

12 Aug 2016

Why Do We Tear Our Hamstrings?

We all know someone who’s torn or strained their hamstring. It’s one of the most prevalent injuries in sports involving sprinting, jumping and kicking. I see it regularly with the rugby players I work with and it can be a frustratingly lengthy process if rehabilitated correctly. Hamstring injuries are known for their high incidence of […]

28 Aug 2014

Tennis Elbow – Not Just About Tennis

Tennis Elbow, or Lateral Epicondylalgia is the most common overuse injury to the elbow. It is, ironically more common in non-tennis players. We see a lot of this in our Sydney CBD Physio clinic, especially in office workers who spend long periods using the mouse or typing. What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow involves the […]

26 Feb 2013

Achilles Tendinopathy

Here at Bend & Mend we see our fair share of very impressive hard working bankers who shoehorn as much marathon running/cycling/triathlons into their free time as possible. Unfortunately it doesn’t always work out. Typically endurance athletes, (that’s you) alternate periods of intensive physical training with periods of rest and recovery. An imbalance caused by […]

28 Dec 2011

Are You Rolling Out of Bed Like an 80 Year Old?

Yes summer has snuck up on us again and if you’re anything like me one day of blue sky is usually enough to kick start an exercise regime that has slowly deteriorated through the winter. Whether it’s digging out the trainers for a run or increasing your weights at pump class, you definitely know when […]

30 Jun 2011

Achilles Tendinosis

Achilles Tendinosis is a common injury for athletes who participate in many sports including running, football, dancing and tennis. The achilles tendon is a powerful tendon in the body which attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone.