27 Feb 2018

Hot-Desking – Is It As Good As People Say?

Hot-desking and agile work spaces are a current trend sweeping the business sector, especially in Sydney’s CBD. Many large companies have embraced this design in the aim to reduce costs and improve staff productivity. However, over the last few years there has been scrutiny into the actual benefits of this trend and whether or not […]

27 Oct 2017

Patient Of The Month For November

Our stand-out Patient of the month for November is Rowan Fisher who first presented to Bend + Mend back in 2007. From Fiona: “The lovely Rowan presented to Bend + Mend way back in 2007 with lower back pain and issues with his right leg. He was, and still is, an avid cyclist and skier! […]

4 Apr 2017

Should you stretch before exercising? Part Two

In the first part of this blog we looked at the available research and found evidence to firmly challenge the historical notion that stretching is necessary before exercise. But does that mean all pre-exercise limbering up is a bad idea? No, I don’t think so. Doing scientifically tight experiments to really prove/disprove things in real humans […]

5 Apr 2016

I Can’t Even Touch My Toes!

“I can’t even touch my toes! I’ve got shocking flexibility. I mustn’t stretch enough. You should see my Susan from my office – she does yoga three times a week and so she’s really flexible.” I hear this kind of comment fairly often. Even from patients who have just bent forwards very comfortably, to the […]

29 May 2015

Running Shoes Q&A

Part 1: Let’s Start at the Beginning Do I even need a “running shoe” for running? Yes. Sure, you could run barefoot or in wooden clogs if you wanted to. And yes, the great Cliff Young did it in gumboots. But if you’d like to make jogging or running a regular thing, then you want […]

13 Sep 2014

The ‘High Ankle Sprain’

A sprained ankle is one of the most common injuries inflicted on the sporting population, especially with sports requiring you to change direction frequently. Typically, with the right rehabilitation and physiotherapy, these heal well with relatively few complications. However, in up to 15% of ankle sprains the syndesmosis can also be injured. This significantly prolongs recovery […]

15 Apr 2011

Am I Hypermobile?

Have you ever been told you have “floppy joints”? The word HYPERMOBILITY is often used in a Physiotherapy consultation, but what does it really mean if you are hypermobilie? Hypermobility describes excessive movement or flexibility in one or more joints.