Between 60-80% of the general population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can present as a dull ache, sharp or shooting pain, or even sensations of burning, tingling or weakness. It can occur in both the lower and upper back areas and extend out to include the buttocks and hip and even the ribs, chest and shoulder blades.
Our physiotherapists are well trained in the assessment of all back pain forms, including postural pain, pain coming from rib joints, facet joints, disc injuries, SIJ dysfunction and weakness.
Our physiotherapists will do a full subjective and objective assessment of your back considering a wide range of factors including referred pain, the biomechanics of the lower limb or shoulder joints, alignment of the spine and pelvis, strength and balance of the muscles surrounding the spine, sporting technique, motor control, core and glute stability. Our physiotherapists can also refer for additional scanning or assessment if required.
With professional assessment and prompt treatment from your physiotherapist, many back injuries can be successfully treated completely within a few treatments.