Most back pain will settle with physiotherapy.

Some backs will settle within 1-2 sessions, others will require more treatment. We can generally give you a good idea of the nature of your back pain and how long it will take to settle at your first appointment.

What should you bring for treatment?
  • Bring shorts (we will want to have a good look at how you move)
  • Any X-Ray, MRI reports, blood results or related information
  • List of any questions you may have
What should you expect from treatment?
  • A full assessment, diagnosis and an explanation for your pain
  • Rehabilitation plan and advice on how to move better
  • An idea of how many sessions you will require

Activity and walking usually speeds up recovery. We have been running Back Rehabilitation Pilates Classes since 2005 here at our clinic.

You do not need a referral, but we will contact your GP (with your permission) if we feel you require any further investigations or specialist opinion.

The common causes of the back pain include:
  • Muscular, ligament or joint strain
  • Irritation of the disc
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Sciatica
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Disc prolapse or protrusion
  • Nerve root compression
Symptoms of back pain may include
  • Muscle ache, tension and stiffness
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Pins and needles/ Numbness
  • Heaviness of the leg
  • Buttock or leg pain
  • Inability to bend
  • Difficulty standing upright
The aim of Physiotherapy is to reduce your pain, speed up recovery and prevent reoccurrence. Treatment may include:
  • Manipulation and mobilisation of your joints
  • Manual therapy of soft tissues
  • Acupuncture
  • Dry needling
  • Exercise and rehab
  • Postural advice
  • Ergonomic advice