Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. It can be extremely debilitating affecting your ability to work and interact with your loved ones, family, and friends. As a result, this can make you feel frustrated, stressed and even depressed. These negative emotions can then further worsen your pain and function. Therefore, here at BodyFit Physiotherapy we take back pain very seriously.
There are many causes of back pain including muscle strains, joint dysfunctions, intervertebral disc lesions, sciatica and many others. It is extremely important first of all to determine the exact source of your injury in order for us to be able to address it effectively. We then use all our knowledge and skill to rectify the problem at its root aiming to eliminate your pain and very crucially prevent it from reoccurring.
The area of back pain treatment is constantly undergoing changes as new research is being published giving us a better understanding of how the spine works and functions, its potential deficiencies and effective way to treat and prevent these deficiencies. Our physiotherapists employ well-known treatment methods pioneered by such reputable health practitioners and physiotherapists as Brian Mulligan, Michael Monaghan, and Brian McKenzie. We are dedicated to using what is known as evidence-based approach meaning that we carefully select our treatment methods based on what is known to work reliably. This knowledge is taken from current and past clinical trials and research that helps to determine which treatment technique work and which ones don’t. To put it simply: we will not waste your time giving you treatment that we know doesn’t work.
A lot of our physiotherapy preventative rehabilitation programmes involve pilates-type training aiming to maximize the potential of your deep core muscles to help stabilize and protect your spine. We take great care to assess your current level of function and prescribe the right level of exercise tailored specifically for you. The focus is usually to return you to full independence as well as to provide you with a good understanding of ways to look after your back better in the future.
So don’t wait until your back pain gets worse. Pick up the phone and book your appointment now. One of our experienced physiotherapists will be able to help you!