13 Dec 2017

How To Avoid Injury In The New Year – Part 1: The Do’s And Don’ts For The Novice Jogger

New year’s resolutions are a fun and novel way of creating a fresh start. Often there is renewed enthusiasm following the festive season and with the new year brings new beginnings and opportunity for change. One such change is to ‘get fit’, a resolution that we all have at some stage of our lives. Often […]

30 Nov 2017

Travelling, A Real Pain!

With the holiday season coming up many of us (or at least the lucky ones) will be jet setting or travelling around the world. Unfortunately sitting for hours in cars, trains or on planes can often leave us feeling a bit worse for wear. Luckily, there are a handful of very simple exercises and tips […]

29 Nov 2017

Understanding A Side Strain This Cricket Season

As the Ashes series begins, and the whites come out, what better time to explain a common cricket injury – the “Side Strain”Along with hamstring injuries, side strains are the most prevalent cricket injury in Australia, affecting up to 14% of pace bowlers per season. It seems the faster you bowl, the more inclined you […]

28 Nov 2016

Are You Daryl Braithwaite? Five Questions for a Pain Free Holiday

A holiday can be the best thing for your health. No desk, less stress and plenty of good wholesome activity. But there are a few things that might trip you up and leave you feeling worse for wear. Enjoy your holiday but avoid injury by answering these five questions. Are You a Thong Person? Don’t […]

4 Nov 2016

Will Running Wear Out My Knees?  

No doubt you have heard or been told by a colleague (or sadly by your Doctor or Physiotherapist) that running wears out your joints and that each step you take will lead you to a lifetime of knee replacements. Has this statement previously instilled enough fear to cut your running career short or prevent it […]

9 Jun 2016

What You Need To Know About DVTs

What do Andrew Gaze, Steve Waugh & Serena Williams all have in common (besides the fact that they are all alite athletes!)? Are you a frequent flyer? What you need to know about DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis): What is a DVT? A Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a clot (thrombus) forms in one of the deep […]

17 Mar 2016

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

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What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is the lowering of any of the organs in the pelvic cavity including the bladder, bowel, uterus or intestines. Common Symptoms? POP is often associated with the feeling of heaviness or fullness in the vagina or even a bulge at the vaginal entrance. POP can bring […]

25 Feb 2016

Zombie Horde Taking Over Bend + Mend

What?! Zombies, Run! is a mobile app gaining popularity among a couple of Bend + Mend’s Physios. It’s like a game where you run to complete missions in a narrated storyline, all to save humanity in a Zombie-strewn futurescape. With over 1 million users worldwide, the company behind this is on to something. Err, I […]

22 Feb 2016

Pregnancy Support Belts and Post-Pregnancy Compression Garments…Are They Worth It?

We spend a lot of time here at Bend + Mend looking after lower backs and pelvis’s, and training mums-to-be and new mums to use their pelvic floor muscles. But is there anything else you can do to help support your back and pelvis, or to reduce pain and make you feel better, before and/or after […]

22 Jan 2016

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Is it The Same As “Arthritis”?

The main difference between Osteoarthritis (what we commonly know as “arthritis”) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is the cause behind the joint symptoms. Osteoarthritis is caused by mechanical wear and tear on the joints and the body’s response to this wear. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the joints. […]