19 Dec 2017

Tennis Elbow – Do I Have it?

Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylagia is a particularly common elbow overuse injury which about forty percent of us will experience at some point in our lives. Surprisingly despite its name, only approximately five percent of all cases are attributed to playing tennis. In saying that fifty percent of all tennis players will experience some kind […]

17 Aug 2017

Our Pilates Blogs Voted #24 in the World!

What an achievement! We are excited to announce that our Blogs have once again been named amongst the best in the world! This time it’s our Pilates Blogs on show. They have been named in the top 75 worldwide. We have been ranked 24th in the world and 3rd in the whole of Australia (being […]

26 Jun 2017

Five Top Winter Activities To Stay Fit

1. Ice skating Apart from being a fun and social activity, it’s a great form of exercise that challenges your balance working your core muscles, as well as a form of lower limb strengthening. Be careful if it’s your first time! A couple of places in Sydney that have ice skating on offer include: – The Ice […]

17 Mar 2017

Health and Fitness in Barangaroo 2017

Barangaroo still has a way to go before we see a complete product. However, Barangaroo and King Street Wharf still provide ample means when it comes to health and fitness or leisure activities. The stunning waterside location has gyms, studios, parks and reserves littered throughout the various restaurants and bars. Fitness First Barangaroo Titanium   […]

28 Nov 2016

Patient Of The Month For December

Our patient of the month for December is someone we have been wanting to post about for a while. Rod Barlow has been a patient of Bend + Mend since the very start (and even saw Fiona and Kellie before they were Bend + Menders!). He is always a pleasure to have in the clinic […]

8 Jul 2016

Bend + Mend Scholarship Winner!

Here at Bend + Mend, we are very proud to be able to offer a Scholarship programme for students of Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology. The Bend + Mend Musculoskeletal Injury Management Scholarship for 2016 went to Chelsea from the University of Sydney! From Chelsea: I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bend + […]

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 […]

22 Jan 2016

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Is it The Same As “Arthritis”?

The main difference between Osteoarthritis (what we commonly know as “arthritis”) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is the cause behind the joint symptoms. Osteoarthritis is caused by mechanical wear and tear on the joints and the body’s response to this wear. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the joints. […]

26 Nov 2015

Will Your Shoulders Lift Happily Ever After?

There are a lot of really great reasons to do strength training. But do you know your individual risks for injury? When it comes to the gym, the shoulder is the most commonly injured part of the body and some of these injuries have nasty long-term consequences. Cartilage tears and rotator cuff injuries do occur […]

6 Nov 2015

Successful Golf Swing!

For all the golfers out there, do you know why players with unorthodox swings such as Jim Furyk, Raymond Floyd or John Daly are successful in their golf careers? It is all about their kinematic sequence. Their kinematic sequences are very similar, which is why they are so successful in what they do. TPI’s Philosophy […]