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 […]

17 Aug 2017

Our Pilates Blogs Voted #24 in the World!

What an achievement! We are excited to announce that our Blogs have once again been named amongst the best in the world! This time it’s our Pilates Blogs on show. They have been named in the top 75 worldwide. We have been ranked 24th in the world and 3rd in the whole of Australia (being […]

24 Jan 2017

Exercising To Your 105th Birthday – A Rough Guide, Part 1

Earlier this month on the outskirts of Paris, Frenchman Robert Marchand cycled for one hour around a velodrome. Covering a mere 22.547km, it was not his speed that attracted the hundreds of fans to cheer him on, but rather the fact that Robert recently celebrated his 105th birthday. On average we are living longer, and […]

26 Apr 2016

Patient Of The Month For May

Our Bend + Mend Patient of the Month for May is Russell! Check out Russell on the Trapeze table doing one of our more advanced Pilates exercises. He has great technique! From Russell: “I first started with Bend + Mend in April 2011 on the recommendation of a sports doctor who diagnosed a degenerative L5/S1 disc which […]

10 Nov 2014

Week 1 of 6: My Posture Assessment

Following on from my blog on “How to Assess Posture”… This is Week 1 of my 6 week Pilates challenge! Let’s have a look at my Posture (it’s not great): You can see a few patterns occurring. Starting at the top: Forward head position Rounded shoulders, the right worse than the left The right shoulder […]

25 Jun 2012

Carlton Football Club

In 2009/10 I had the pleasure of working with Carlton Football Club (AFL) in Melbourne.  During these two years our  physiotherapy  team developed a pilates rehabilitation program to prevent common football injuries such as groin, knee and shoulder injuries, just to name a few. 

5 Aug 2011

Pilates vs Clinical Physio-led Pilates: What’s the difference?

We’re asked this frequently and there are BIG differences. The Pilates you do in your typical gym or fitness studio is led by instructors with varying levels of education and training. While some may be knowledgeable, many may have a limited understanding of the mechanisms at play with injuries, or the correct rehabilitation of them. […]

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.

20 May 2011

Why Do My Joints Click and Creak?

As a Physio, we commonly get asked, “Why do my joints click?”, or, “What is it that makes that funny clicking noise in my neck/knee/shoulder?”.  This is most often followed by, “Is it doing any damage?”.

20 May 2011

Just What Is The Difference Between A Muscle, Tendon and Ligament?

These words are often discussed on the sports field, at the Physiotherapy clinic or over the water-cooler at the office: but just what is the difference between these structures and what is it that they actually do?