15 Nov 2018

Three Things To Remember When Getting Into Shape For Summer

Three Things To Remember When Getting Into Shape For Summer

They say the “Summer Body” is made in Winter, well unfortunately I didn’t listen to that this year and it seems Summer is fast approaching, yet the summer body is still a little while away. The days are getting longer and warmer, the gyms are getting busier and Martin Place is seemingly more and more […]

15 Nov 2018

Three Easy Exercise Hacks To Fix Exercise Mistakes

Three Easy Exercise Hacks To Fix Exercise Mistakes

Single Leg Heel Raise One of the most important muscles in the body for producing acceleration in walking, running and jumping is the calf complex.  The Calf Complex is made up of 2 muscle groups; the Gastrocnemius (mostly type II fast twitch muscle fibres) and the Soleus (mostly type I slow twitch muscle fibres), and […]

30 Oct 2018

Patella Tendinopathy Exercise Program

Patella Tendinopathy Exercise Program

Patella Tendinopathy is a complex and often frustratingly long rehabilitation to return to sport or pain free daily living. The following blog is a part 2 of a previous blog discussing what patella tendinopathy is and how we manage this condition.  This blog will discuss the first 2 stages of rehabilitation. Stage 1: Isometric Exercises […]

6 Sep 2018

Omega 6: Omega 3 Ratio And Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a thoroughly researched condition in health due to the high prevalence in society and unfortunately the debilitating impact on quality of life.  Knee Osteoarthritis is a very common condition seen at Bend + Mend. Our Physio, Alice has written two great blogs on What Osteoarthritis is, and some exercises to assist with Pain […]

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 […]

2 Aug 2018

Posterolateral Corner Of The Knee Injury

Posterolateral Corner Of The Knee Injury

An often unheard of yet complex condition we encounter as Physiotherapists is an injury to the back corner of the knee. Painful and destabilising, it is an injury that is often overlooked and, due to its complex nature, is often mistreated. However, we are growing in our understanding of both what it is and how […]

1 Aug 2018

ACL Rupture – Do I Need Surgery?

ACL Rupture – Do I Need Surgery?

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture get a lot of coverage in elite sport and can take players out of action for a whole season. At this high level an ACL reconstruction is performed quickly to ensure a rapid return to the players chosen sport. However, is this necessary for the rest of us? Just to […]

30 May 2018

Why Do I Keep Spraining My Ankle?

With every new netball and soccer season comes new, or quite often old, injuries. Lateral ankle sprains (a sprain to the outside of the ankle) are one of the most common injuries, accounting for up to 40% of sporting injuries. Lateral ankle sprains are also notorious for recurrence, with up to 70% of people having […]

10 May 2018

The Best Warm-Up Exercises To Prevent Soccer Injuries

Most soccer players know that they can’t start a soccer game cold. Warm-ups are essential to preventing injury and playing your best game on the field. But what are the best exercises to do before a soccer game? How do you know specifically what drills and exercises are going to help prevent injuries? Over the […]

1 May 2018

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

1. Rectus Diastasis / Separation / Abdominal Separation occurs in pregnancy and refers to the increase in distance between the two bellies of the Rectus Abdominus muscle. 2. Research has demonstrated an incidence rate between 70-100% for Rectus Diastasis. 3. Women most commonly experience discomfort in the 2nd and 3rd trimester along the midline of […]