10 Aug 2017

The Myth Of The Magic Pillow

Are you one of those people who owns 20 pillows? Each one bought on the hope that it will be The One.  You’re looking for that pillow that magically fixes all your neck niggles, allows you to slumber peacefully through the night and does the washing up.  I’m sorry to be the one to tell […]

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 […]

28 Oct 2016

Patient Of The Month For November

Our patient of the month for November is the lovey Alex who is about to head off into the new world of motherhood! From Alex “Bend and Mend have been my wonderful ‘physio family’ for the past 16 months. I first attended feeling quite helpless with recurring headaches and ongoing neck/back issues, and was met with a knowledgeable, supportive […]

3 Jul 2016

What Are NSAIDs?

Did you know that in 2013, Australians spent approximately 629 million dollars on over-the-counter painkillers? What are NSAIDs? Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are commonly used in the management of pain and inflammation associated with many musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. How do NSAIDs work? Prostaglandins are hormone-like chemicals in the body that contribute to inflammation, pain and […]

21 Aug 2015

THREE SIMPLE WAYS to Keep Your Spine Healthy at Work

How long are you sitting for before your brain triggers that you need a coffee kick or are late for a meeting, forcing you to stand up and move? Whether prolonged sitting causes you spinal pain, or even for those of you without work-related pain, the following exercises may help to reduce your level of […]

22 Jun 2015

How Healthy Is Your Sleeping Position?

Everyone has their preferred sleeping posture but is yours causing you more harm than good? During the day we aim to be conscious of the way we sit and move, however are we making sure that our bodies are resting in the right position at night? It is widely known that sleeping in a position which maintains […]

2 Apr 2015

Three Simple Stretches To Help Relieve Your Tension Headache

Tension headache is the most widespread headache disorder, typically categorised by the following: Dull and persistent pain of mild to moderate intensity (not throbbing) Felt on both sides of the head A constant, tight, heavy or pressing sensation Tautness and tenderness of neck and shoulder muscles Tension headaches are often stress induced and/or secondary to […]

24 Oct 2011

Headaches – What Are Your Symptoms?

Headaches are one of the most common forms of ‘illness’ in Australia. Although there are many different types of headache, the symptoms are often very similar which can make diagnosis and treatment tricky.

30 Sep 2011

Headaches – A Pain In The Neck!

Headaches are a particularly commonly occurring problem we see as Physios here at Bend + Mend, and it can be sometimes hard for the suffering individual to understand why they have a headache, and, if and why a Physiotherapist can help. There are two general types of musculoskeletal (read: bones, joints, muscles) related headaches, and […]

19 Aug 2011

More Than Just A Headache

If you’ve ever had a headache then you’ll understand how debilitating they can be.  Most people have suffered from the Saturday morning self-induced, alcohol-related headache.  But what about waking with a headache that wasn’t related to alcohol?  That won’t respond to painkillers?  That means you have to take the day off work because you can’t […]