Back Rehabilitation

Spinal problems are among the most common conditions encountered in physical medicine. More working days are lost because of back pain than any other single condition, and sport does not escape this epidemic.

The important part is to remember that you don't have to live with it and treatment does not involve tablets and rest!

Back pain comes from trauma or repetitive movements and sustained poor postures which over time lead to a change in the mechanical structure of the bones and tissues.

After an injury has occurred to the back, exercise therapy has been shown to be effective at returning patients to their daily activities and to work (Van Tulder et al, 2000; Mercer et al, 2006). Over 50% of these will reoccur if correct treatment is not received and the correct strengthening exercises are not introduced and maintained. This unique program is based on exercise and works on improving strength, flexibility, proprioception as well as mental fitness. These combined will lead to better mechanical function of the body to help lead a full and active life, with the potential of a pain free existence.

A reduction of movement in the spine can cause the spinal joints to 'seize'. This lack of mobility has the potential to affect the movement of the nerves and tissues around the spine. Our daily activities cause us to move our spines in one main direction, which over time can cause repetitive strains to the muscles and tissues.

The discs between the spinal joints act as shock absorbers and are affected by movement. As we bend forward or backwards the jelly like substance of the disc is easily pushed around. The uneven pressure throughout the disc can send warning messages to the brain which are equated as pain.

By correcting posture and movement patterns the disc pressure remains more evenly distributed and the risk of bulging or slipping is minimized.

A personalized program will be produced which involves manual therapy, posture re-education, core stability and muscular strength training. Continual goal setting will be introduced adjusting the program as progress and improvements are made.

The long term goal is to help you learn what works for you and your body, and make sure you maintain these changes after your rehabilitation is complete, to ensure you do not have a recurrence of the problem.

 

 

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