28 Nov 2017

Top Three Exercises To Strengthen Your Postural Muscles

Most of us at some point over the years have been told that we need to sit up straighter, improve our posture or strengthen our postural muscles for several reasons including to improve our neck pain, shoulder pain, mid back pain, lower back pain etc. The three exercises below are great, simple exercises to target […]

27 Jun 2017

Patient Of The Month For July

Our Bend + Mend Patient of the Month for July is Julia Toomey who came to us after a skiing accident and is now ready for the slopes again! Well-done Julia! From Julia: “I hobbled my way in to Bend and Mend in a huge leg brace last year in July to meet Emma for […]

30 May 2017

Runner’s Knee Pain

Coming into the Sydney running season we, as Physio’s, are inundated with lower limb injuries. Working in private practice particularly around this time of year is what I describe as ‘monotoknee’. Every third patient seems to present with a similar knee pain due to running, known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, or more commonly as ‘Runners Knee’. […]

11 Apr 2017

Over-Active Trapezius Muscle…A Pain In The Neck!

The “traps” or trapezius muscle is one we have all heard about at one time or another, whether you are referring to the pain in your neck that you get from sitting at your desk OR you are a gym fanatic and always over activate those suckers when doing overhead activities! It is a commonly […]

31 Mar 2017

Is Adverse Neural Tension Causing Your Hamstring Pain?

A common complaint among runners and other athletes is that niggling pain in their calves or hamstrings that doesn’t seem to go away after an injury. Most people are under the impression that “nerve” related pain has to be in the form of pins/needles, tingling or numbness. Nerve related pain or neural tension can actually mimic […]

8 Mar 2017

The Migraine Headache Continuum

The Numbers Existing data suggests that up to 3 million people suffer from migraines and up to 7 million suffer from headaches in Australia. A reduction in social activities and work capacity has been found in nearly all people who experience migraines and 60% of those with headaches. The Continuum There is a substantial amount […]

9 Jan 2017

Three Exercises To Get Your Gluts Firing

As a Physio one of the most common areas of muscle weakness we see are in the gluteal muscles, whether they’re weak or inactive we spend quite some time re-training proper glut activation with a lot of our patients. Even in some of our fittest patients, they can have issues activating their gluts properly. The two most […]

1 Nov 2016

Reverse Spine Angle in the Golf Swing

When it come to the golf swing, what do we mean by “Reverse Spine Angle”? A Reverse Spine Angle is any excessive upper body backward bend or excessive left (for right handed golfers) upper body side bend during the backswing. This swing characteristic makes it difficult to perform the proper sequence of the downswing and […]

12 Aug 2016

Hip Dysfunction For The Squat

Is your desk job limiting your hip mobility? Or even worse is your hip mobility limiting the depth of your squat? There is an abundance of research out there saying that sitting time is one of the largest negative contributors to our health. But how is your sitting time affecting your ability to perform a […]

3 Jul 2016

What Are NSAIDs?

Did you know that in 2013, Australians spent approximately 629 million dollars on over-the-counter painkillers? What are NSAIDs? Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are commonly used in the management of pain and inflammation associated with many musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. How do NSAIDs work? Prostaglandins are hormone-like chemicals in the body that contribute to inflammation, pain and […]