At least 80% of people will experience back pain at some point, low back pain affects nearly everyone at some stage of their active adult life and is one of the most common ailments.
With so much information available about back pain treatments and causes, it’s difficult to know which advice to follow.
Back pain can even start without warning and for no obvious reason, interfering with simple, everyday tasks such as: sitting, getting in and out of the car, moving and sleeping well.
When pain is acute, our usual response is to just try and get some relief immediately through drugs. Sometimes it disappears as quickly as it arrived and as soon as we have recovered, we forget about it until it re occurs.
With a little bit of knowledge and a few simple strategies, most people can learn to improve and manage their own symptoms. You just need to know what to do!
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We will thoroughly assess your back pain to determine the cause of your pain and what we need to do to resolve it.
You are the most important element of the consultation, so during the initial phase we will listen to you and work with you to reduce the problem. Together we will design you a treatment plan and rehabilitation programme that fits with your lifestyle in order to get rid of your pain and to get you moving.
We will ensure you understand why you have back pain and understand your diagnosis.
This means that we deliver contemporary physiotherapy, where we work with you to solve the back pain.
The McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy is a world renowned and scientifically proven method of assessing, treating and managing back, neck and joint, muscle and soft tissue problems.
Assessment performed by our highly trained clinicians will quickly determine the best course of treatment. It is usually possible to classify your problem and identify a specialised plan within the first few sessions. Research has shown a McKenzie assessment to be as reliable as x-rays and MRI scans to determine the source of the problem. A McKenzie assessment can therefore reduce the need for invasive procedures and expensive investigations. Should mechanical therapy not be indicated, the assessment provides information on what alternative means of intervention or investigation may be appropriate.
By being actively involved you will learn how to read your pain and successfully self-treat. This will help you to reduce your symptoms rapidly in the future and manage them effectively long term. In addition it will reduce your number of visits to our clinic. The result? Control of your body.
We are one of the few clinics in the UK run by a specialist McKenzie therapist.
If you experience back pain with or without sciatica please consult with us. Our job is to help you understand the cause of your pain and how to resolve it as quickly as possible.
We don’t believe in a ‘cookie cutter’ approach where all pain is treated equally and understand that each and every client has their own unique set of challenges and circumstances. Instead, we want you to be able to get back to feeling like yourself again FAST and without the need for unnecessary drugs which only treat the symptoms, but don’t cure the problem.