27 Sep 2017

Marathon Training By A Physio

I am mid way through my marathon training and well-aware getting to the start line is still a way off. It’s three weeks until the big run and things have not gone to plan. Typical injuries that affect marathon runners include foot and ankle, calf, knee, hip, core and back pain (to name just a […]

25 May 2017

Why Do We Get Shoulder Pain When The Neck Is At Fault?

Neck and shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons patients see a Physio. Interestingly, quite often what is felt as shoulder pain is often diagnosed as a neck issue. There are a few reasons why pain can manifest in other regions of the body when the pain source is not so readily noticeable, […]

3 Nov 2016

Hamstring Tendinopathy: A Real Pain In The Butt!

A common running injury we see here at Bend + Mend is proximal hamstring tendinopathy. Patients generally come in complaining of deep buttock pain or upper thigh pain. This pain originates from where the hamstrings attach onto the “sit” bones (aka your ischial tuberosities) of your pelvic bone. This deep pain usually comes on gradually and […]

19 Dec 2014

Anti-Inflammatory Medication… Should or Shouldn’t I Take It?

As physios we quite often get asked this question. The short answer is – it depends on the type of injury. As a general rule I would say if you have JUST strained a muscle or a joint, such as the ankle or knee, and it is sore and swollen DON’T take anti-inflammatory medication. You […]

14 Aug 2012

Referred Leg pain – It’s my back’s fault!

  We have a lot of patients who come in to see us for pain in a part of their leg. They often feel sore in the hamstring, thigh and/or calf area and sometimes wonder why we ask questions about not only their leg, but their back too.

3 Apr 2012

Why does my leg hurt if my back is the problem?

We have all felt pain at some time in our lives but have you ever really thought about why you have pain or where it is actually coming from? Pain is our body’s way of telling us that something is not quite right or that something in our body is being compromised. It is actually […]

14 Nov 2011

My What Is Bulging???

So, your Physio has told you that it might be your “disc” that is causing your pain. With more medical knowledge accessible to all of us these days, as health professionals we often assume that you know what we are on about.  Maybe you do!  But just in case you don’t, here’s the low down […]