How We Treat Back Pain

We Help Ease Your Back Pain

We get on top off your pain as quickly as humanly possible – using a range of treatments that aim to decrease stiffness in your spine – decrease muscle spasm & decrease inflammation. Our approach to treating back pain is based on flexibility and an extremely ‘hands-on’ treatment style, we use a wide range of treatments.

Rehab Exercises for Those Who Want Them

The best exercises for back pain are usually those that target the deepest layers of the core. Learning these can take time but the rewards long term can be huge.

We specialise in taking you beyond a basic understanding of how to do core strengthening. This specifically is how many people have found they can take control of stubborn back pain cases. 

We Offer Computerised Gait Analysis

Gait Analysis is important, for those who have a strong core but still get back pain. Gait Analysis can identify whether your feet play a role in causing your back pain. For some back pain sufferers, shoe insoles or orthotics can be very beneficial.

Why We Treat Back Pain

Back pain has been identified as a modern healthcare disaster. There are international guidelines for managing back pain but they are still seldom followed by clinicians, many people still find it very hard to get effective treatment for back pain. We aim to make our clinic a place that people can come and not only get answers but quality care for their back pain. 

Finding that you can’t function normally without fear of aggravating your back pain is frustrating at best, seriously scary and life-limiting at worst. No matter who you are the ability to move, sit and sleep comfortably forms a big part of our most basic sense of physical freedom and happiness. The knowledge of these facts is what drives us to do everything we can to help get you out of pain in a way that is comfortable, stable and long-lasting. Your quality of life is what gets us out of bed at 5 am!!!!

Back Pain FAQ

Does having back pain mean my core is weak?

There are many possible causes of back pain, therefore having back pain doesn’t necessarily mean that your core is weak. It is almost certainly true to say that having weakness in the core is the most common cause of back pain. The best way to figure out whether your back pain relates to a weak core is to work with a practitioner who knows how to do a thorough assessment of your core strength: 

Shall I do core exercises at the gym for my back pain? 

It is not advisable to tackle your own, or often even your PT’s core exercises at the gym if you have back pain. Sit-ups and planking type exercises for example have been shown to irritate a bad back in many instances. The truth is that no practitioner who has trained extensively in rehabilitation of back pain would ever prescribe you traditional core type gym exercises from the outset. If your back is hurting and you want to keep up the gym work without aggravating it the research indicates that general light activity or ‘keeping moving’ is the best approach. Light stretching to keep the back loose may also be helpful. 

Is it okay to get a massage when my back is hurting? 

Yes, it’s fine to get a massage when you have back pain. Massage can be very easing and a percentage of people get very significant short term relief from massage. As a treatment for back pain massage is considered by researchers to be significantly less effective on average than pain killers, acupuncture and spinal manipulation. If massage works for you though, it works for you. 

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