If you suffer from back pain, physiotherapists are trained to diagnose problems in the joints and soft tissues of the body, and will carry out a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan for your particular problem. These include manipulation, mobilisation and massage. Exercise may also be used to increase general fitness or to strengthen muscles which support the spine. If you are prone to back pain, a physiotherapist can also offer preventive advice.
If a condition requires it, we will sometimes use Electrotherapy to treat disorders.
Sixty percent of adults suffer from back pain every year, and half become chronic sufferers. Back pain is most often the result of poor posture, an injury or overuse, but there are other causes of back pain such as inflammation, and rarer, more serious problems such as progressive diseases affecting bones and joints.