23 Aug 2017

Where Does The Weight Go During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is an incredible time for a women’s body. Think of all the adaptations that must happen. The body has to support and develop the foetus, it has to prepare for childbirth and it has to ready itself to continue to support the baby once it has left the womb. And to do this it […]

18 May 2017

Hey Bones, Are You Broken Or Just Feeling Stressed?

I had a discussion with a patient this week, who works in Barangaroo. He has been suffering from a challenging kind of foot pain. Having had different doctors describe his scans and diagnosis to him, he was a bit confused and I could understand why. He had heard one doctor say a bone was broken, […]

27 Apr 2017

Top 3 Home Exercises For Pregnancy

Cat Stretch The cat stretch is great for mobilising your spine and stretching out tight back extensor muscles.  This is particularly important for pregnancy as the lower back continues to try and support your growing bump. Start on your hands and knees, with your hands underneath your shoulders and your knee underneath your hips, your […]

26 Apr 2017

Barangaroo Runners – How To Tell The Difference Between A Calf Cramp And A DVT?

Have you been making the most of the Barangaroo Reserve running route? Or testing yourself on the Barangaroo stairs? A common complaint among runners is cramping in the calves. But how do you tell the difference between a straight forward calf cramp and a more serious injury like a DVT? A DVT (deep vein thrombosis) […]

14 Feb 2017

Dem Bones Dem Bones…Calcium In Pregnancy

Have you ever heard the stories of pregnant women loosing teeth, becoming and osteoporotic…along with morning sickness, skin changes, and the possibility of lower back and pelvic pain? Pregnancy is just sounding like so much fun to you right now! When you’re pregnant your growing baby requires a mix of vitamins and minerals, and calcium […]

31 Jan 2017

Five Quick Facts About ‘Rectus Diastasis’ Or ‘Abdominal Separation’

What is Rectus Diastatsis? The increased distance between the bellies of the Rectus Abdominus muscle to allow for the enlarging uterus. Incidence? Based on current research, 70-100% of women develop abdominal separation in pregnancy. When does it occur? Generally between the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Can anything be done to minimise it during pregnancy? – […]

13 Jan 2017

The Big Wide World Of Baby Online Information

Whether you are an expectant mum, a new mum or a been-around-the-block mum there are always questions that need answering.  And out there in the great big wide world of the internet, there are plenty of places to find the answers, the only question from there is should I trust these answers. There are a […]

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 […]

14 Oct 2016

Sleeping Hip Pain In Pregnancy

As your body changes with pregnancy, so does your posture. Your baby bump will gradually develop and slowly stretch out your abdominal muscles and bring your centre of gravity forward.  To compensate for this your lower back will arch more and your lower back extensor muscles become more active to cope with the increased load, […]

3 Sep 2016

Cramps During Pregnancy

It’s the middle of the night, you’ve finally gotten comfortable, you don’t need to get up and go to the bathroom and then it hits. CRAMP! That sharp spasm pain in the calf that can radiate up through the legs and that needs to be stretched now.  Starting in the second trimester, around the 19 […]