23 Aug 2018

Patellar Tendinopathy

Have you ever experienced pain in the front of your knee? Anterior knee pain can be caused by a number of anatomical structures, one such structure is the Patellar Tendon. If you are unsure what tendon pain is, there is a fantastic Blog by B+M Physio Blake detailing 5 important facts for tendon pain that […]

14 Aug 2018

Patient Of The Month For September

Our Patient of the Month for September…From training on the Parramatta River to rowing the waterways of Italy and Venice. Suzie Jones, a keen skier and rower is one of Bend & Mend’s long term clients. A nasty ski accident in 2008 (severed ACL and MCL, detached patella, torn meniscus, broken leg and torn achilles) […]

14 Aug 2018

ACL Reconstruction: The Pros And Cons Of Graft Choice

The overall aim of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is to restore stability to the knee preventing the forwards movement of the shin bone on the thigh bone and to provide rotational stability. In an ideal world the chosen graft should recreate the anatomical, structural and functional properties of the original ACL. There are […]

13 Mar 2018

Chondromalacia Patellae or ‘Runner’s Knee’

What Is Chondromalacia Patellae? Everyone has heard the term ‘Runner’s Knee’, but what exactly is it, and what causes the pain in the front of your knee? Runner’s Knee is more formally known as Chondromalacia Patellae or Patellofemoral Syndrome. Chondromalacia Patellae is the break down of cartilage, either over the surface of the patella (knee cap) […]

27 Oct 2017

Did You Just Call Me Fat? Fat Pad Impingement

Patella fat pad impingement can be a frustrating injury for patients as it is easily aggravated and can tend to linger. As the name would suggest it involves the fat pad which lies just below and under the kneecap (patella). It can be an extremely uncomfortable injury as the fat pad is one of the most innervated […]

20 Oct 2017

The Seven Best Exercises For VMO Activation: Early Knee Rehab

Vastus Medialis Oblique (VMO) is one of four quadriceps muscles. Your VMO sits medially or on the inside of your thigh. Its primary function is to extend the knee. Structure: The VMO is a muscle located in the anterior (front) compartment of the thigh. The other three muscles that make up our quadriceps are the […]

30 May 2017

Runner’s Knee Pain

Coming into the Sydney running season we, as Physio’s, are inundated with lower limb injuries. Working in private practice particularly around this time of year is what I describe as ‘monotoknee’. Every third patient seems to present with a similar knee pain due to running, known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, or more commonly as ‘Runners Knee’. […]

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 […]

11 Aug 2014

Runner’s Knee

As Sydney’s marathon and running events are quickly approaching (or here already!), there are many of us out pounding the pavement.  Not surprisingly, there are also a lot more patients walking in our door with knee pain.  Runner’s Knee is a general term for pain around the knee-cap or patella associated with running.  Symptoms can […]

20 May 2011

What is Neural Mobility and how is it affecting my flexibility?

Neural mobility is an important aspect of flexibility, and may be what’s holding you back from improving your flexibility. Often that feeling of “tightness” or muscle tension we feel can actually be related to tension in our nerves (Neural Tension) rather than muscles.