Neck and back remains the most common type of musculoskeletal related pain. Back or spine related pain covers such a vast range of symptoms from chronic dull ache, to a sudden acute disabling pain and everything in between.
Neck and back remains the most common type of musculoskeletal related pain. Back or spine related pain covers such a vast range of symptoms from chronic dull ache, to a sudden acute disabling pain and everything in between. There are also a number of different names, and terms, related to spinal pain which can make it hard to know what applies to you.
Our team has a wealth of experience dealing with all types of spinal related pain, providing symptom relief and rehabilitation for conditions such as:
- Acute muscle strains
- Disc related pain due to degeneration, disc herniation or prolapse
- Sciatica / nerve compression
- Spinal stenosis / spondylosis / spondylolisthesis
- Vertebral fractures
- Scoliosis related pain
- Facet joint degeneration or irritation
- Post surgical rehabilitation
The causes of back pain are complex and multifactorial; despite all the claims it is rarely as simple as building core strength, activating gluteal muscles or stretching more often. Our therapists will work with you to fully understand all the factors involved, address any underlying issues and show you how to move well even with injury. We will provide long-term relief, rather than a series of quick fixes.
Each session is tailored to your individual needs, but you can expect a thorough assessment at your first appointment that will form the basis of your subsequent treatment. Rehabilitation will include both hands-on treatment and specific exercises to return you to full function. Your therapist might utilise a variety of techniques to encourage healing and restore quality of life, these can include:
- Manual therapy techniques to improve joint movement
- Soft tissue work such massage or trigger point release
- Dry needling for pain relief and tissue healing
- Adjunct technologies to enhance natural healing or provide pain relief such as ultrasound
- Heat therapies to reduce muscle tension and pain
- Progressive strengthening programs to address movement dysfunction
- Taping techniques to encourage muscle activity and joint support
- Clinical pilates
Your therapist is also able to give advice on lifestyle modifications such as ergonomics or returning to training/sport. Our job is to provide long-lasting solutions which will enable you to return to the activities you love with the minimum amount of downtime.