25 Sep 2018

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a very broad term for a group of conditions that involves the compression of nerves and/or blood vessels as they pass through the thoracic outlet between the neck and the armpit. While the most common site of compression is between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib, these structures can […]

23 Aug 2018

Standing Ergonomics

With most city-based offices moving towards agile work stations, employees are required to change desks daily and adjust their chair/desks accordingly. Unfortunately, when I ask my patients who have a sit to stand desk “Do you use it?” they often respond “No, I don’t know how to use it” or “I just forget”. The average […]

20 Jun 2018

How To Avoid Aggravating Your Back Or Neck During The World Cup!

With the extravaganza of the World Cup upon us many of us are spending hours glued to our phones, TVs or ipads.  I’m sure you are aware/have felt, that staying in the one position for long periods can often exacerbate your neck or back pain. As much as we love watching our Aussies and world-class […]

14 Jun 2018

End of Financial Year…A Pain In The Neck!

Physiotherapy can sometimes seem like a seasonal job – knee pain during running season, back pain with new year’s resolutions, and neck pain come end of financial year. Yes, you read that right, end of financial year can literally and figuratively be a pain in the neck! So here are some top tips to help […]

29 May 2018

Pilates Class Of The Month!

This month we acknowledge our fabulous Wednesday 1.30pm Pilates Class Of The Month! From Our Physio: “I have chosen my Wednesday 1.30pm Pilates class for Pilates Class of the Month for June! Nick, David, Liz and Bruce are dedicated to their Pilates and this is reflected in their consistent class attendance! Now veterans of the Bend […]

23 May 2018

Could High-Heels Be Affecting My Incontinence?

Could wearing high heels affect my ability to use by pelvic floor? This article below makes the suggestion that ankle position (in particular plantarflexion – the high heel position) can hamper the activation of pelvic floor muscles and hence lead to incontinence! So should we really give those high heels a miss after having children? […]

22 Feb 2018

Patient Of The Month For March

Our Bend + Mend Patient of the month for March is the always energetic Angus! From Our Physio: Angus has been coming to Bend + Mend since 2008 for few different injuries. Most recently he returned with an unhappy low back which was limiting his ability to keep active. He is a keen cyclist and […]

14 Feb 2018

Ocean Swimming Warm-Up

Despite the increasing temperature of the ocean at this time of the year, it is still hard not to get a shock every time you plunge into the sea. Unlike swimming in a pool, it is more difficult to do a few lengths to warm-up when you swim in the ocean, especially when you hit […]

18 Dec 2017

It Hurts To Sit Down! Coccydynia

With Christmas holidays just around the corner, coccyx (tail bone) pain when your sitting can be a real pain in the butt…literally. Your coccyx is the last segment of bone at the bottom of your spine. This little segment is thought to be the remnant of the tail we once had. The coccyx consists of […]

28 Nov 2017

Top Three Exercises To Strengthen Your Postural Muscles

Most of us at some point over the years have been told that we need to sit up straighter, improve our posture or strengthen our postural muscles for several reasons including to improve our neck pain, shoulder pain, mid back pain, lower back pain etc. The three exercises below are great, simple exercises to target […]