22 Aug 2017

New Clinic Opening At Darling Park!

Bend + Mend are excited to announce the opening of a third Sydney CBD Physio Clinic! We have teamed up with our long time Physio, Blake, to open the doors of Bend + Mend Darling Park on September the 4th. Located at 201 Sussex street, Darling Park, just at the end of Market street, we […]

30 Sep 2016

High Ankle Sprains

High ankle sprains involve the injury to the ligaments that are located just above your ankle joint, opposed to the more common lower ankle sprain that occurs to the ligaments on the outside of your ankle. These ligaments connect your shin bone (tibia) to the outer ankle/leg bone (fibula). The connective tissue connecting this joint together is known as your syndesmosis. The syndesmosis […]

27 Jul 2016

Over The Top In The Golf Swing

“Over The Top” is one of the most common swing characteristics among high handicap golfers and is usually due to overuse of the upper body during the downswing. This results in the club being thrown outside of the intended swing plane, with the club head approaching the ball in an out-to-in-motion. This creates a pull […]

8 Jul 2016

Bend + Mend Scholarship Winner!

Here at Bend + Mend, we are very proud to be able to offer a Scholarship programme for students of Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology. The Bend + Mend Musculoskeletal Injury Management Scholarship for 2016 went to Chelsea from the University of Sydney! From Chelsea: I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bend + […]

4 May 2016

Is “Overuse” Really The Issue In Running Injuries?

The term ‘overuse injury’ is common and for runners (and triathletes, cyclists and more) this broadly covers the common things that ail us- tendon pain, knee pain, stress fractures and so on. All are problems that simply appear in the course of training without a sudden accident. It seems right that “overuse” must be risky, […]

18 Jan 2016

Injury and Alcohol…Not A Great Combination

At this time of year it may be easier to indulge in a few more drinks as part of the celebration of holidays and spending time with family and friends, but you may be wondering, how does that affect my injury? Or you may feel like everything was getting better with my injury but it […]

23 Mar 2015

Swimming…Stop Neck and Shoulder Pain

Summer is here! And so too is seasonal swimming training! But are we all getting the most out of our swimming sessions? Whether in the pool or in the surf here are a few quick tips to ensure your body is optimised and primed for any swimming challenge. The most common swimming complaints are shoulder […]

29 Dec 2014

Pilates for the Modern Man

The Modern Man is getting more and more open Minded but we still have a little way to go. There has been a large shift in the traditional weight training approach recently with many athletes and weekend warriors stepping away from purely traditional free weights and incorporating other methods including flexibility, agility and the forever […]

27 Oct 2014

Good Ergonomics: Do you pass The Holiday Test?

Why being lazy is good and the back rest is your friend If I were to simplify one of the main ways to reduce pain in the office, it would be this: “BECOME FRIENDS WITH YOUR BACK REST.” The backrest is there to be used. If you’re not using it right now, then you’re probably […]

13 Oct 2014

Nerve Pain 

Nerve pain, or neuropathic pain is a different type of pain which can be a challenge to treat, and can sometimes take longer to settle when compared to pain arising from muscles and joints (nociceptive). Nerve pain is characterised as any injury that directly effects the central and peripheral nervous system (brain, spinal cord and […]