Back Pain Physio Adelaide
9.00AM TO 6.00PM
We treat the cause of your back pain, not just the symptoms
Back pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint and affects one in six Australians. Back pain can present in a variety of ways and is contributed by factors such as; stress, general health, muscle weakness, poor flexibility, excess body weight and many more. Our comprehensive assessment approach can help you identify the underlying causes of your back injury and empower you with all the tools you need to recover fast and prevent back pain in the long term.
We specialise in treating these common back pain conditions:
Bulging discs are the most common findings seen on x-rays, CT scans and MRI scans. Symptoms can vary from a dull ache to sharp, severe pain; and can be aggravated by sitting, bending and lifting. We can help acute and chronic disc bulges.
Sciatica is a fancy word for pain and symptoms that spread down to your hips or legs as a result of a lumbar spine (lower back) complaint. Pain can be accompanied by tingling, numbness and weakness down your legs.
Scoliosis is a term used to describe when someone’s spine is “twisted” which causes a sideways curvature. Muscle imbalances and poor biomechanics can contribute to scoliosis and can be improved by re-training your body.
Our 4-Step "Better Back" Blueprint
We use various hands-on techniques and combine Eastern and Western healing principles to settle your pain down fast. This can include dry needling, cupping, deep tissue massage, shockwave therapy and gentle exercises designed to improve circulation and calm the nervous system.
When you sustain an injury and are in pain, your muscles will spasm and prevent you from moving. This is a useful form of protection however this also causes you more pain and restriction. We will teach you specific flexibility and mobility exercises to help “unlock your back”.
Once your back pain starts to settle and you can move more easily, it’s time to rebuild the muscles around your core, hips and legs. Many of these exercises do not require any equipment and can be performed at home.
Strong muscles are like body armour and a strong core is important for control during daily tasks. It is equally important to develop adequate lifting power and ability to carry loads in different positions.
At Physio Physique, our team's got your back
Fast and effective back pain solutions by experienced physiotherapists
Our team of expert physiotherapists provide hands-on treatments to settle down your back pain and then help support you through your recovery. We work with you from start to finish to ensure that you regain confidence in your back and reduce the risk of future back injuries.
All you need to recover fast
Our team of health professionals are committed to helping you recover fast. We combine manual therapy techniques (passive) and exercise rehab (active) to reach your goals safely.
Our onsite gym allows us to properly assess your physical abilities and demonstrate all suitable exercises in a safe environment. Our functional training equipment allows us to mimic and develop strength so you can perform all daily activities with confidence.
Don't let pain dictate your day
We’re here to support you on your journey to pain-free living.
Severe pain does not equal a severe problem!
Back and spinal pain is a complex condition and is affected by a multitude of factors. Pain scientists have discovered that pain can be amplified by stress, emotional distress, negative beliefs and even how medical information is presented to you.
Pain is a “protector” and is created by your brain and spinal cord to change your behaviour during your recovery in attempts to reduce the risk of further injury. We educate you on your back injury, provide practical advice and help you recover safely.
How relevant are your scans?
If you have been to your Doctor before visiting us, you have quite likely been referred for an X-ray, CT scan or MRI. It has been shown that the older you are, the more prevalent different spinal conditions will be present in asymptomatic individuals. For example, 40% of people in their 30s without back pain or symptoms, will have a disc bulge on imaging.
More often than not, your recovery will be influenced by lifestyle factors, the treatments received and dedication to your management plan. You are unique and your individual circumstances play a large role in your back pain and recovery. We assess you as a “whole person” and provide a treatment plan specific to your needs.
At Physio Physique, we set ourselves apart by:
Frequently Asked Questions
The short answer is yes. Although your Doctor may have diagnosed you with a bulging disc, it is actually only one of many factors contributing to your back pain. It is important to address the underlying biomechanical, psychological and lifestyle factors that caused your condition.
Most of our patients report an immediate reduction in back and spinal pain following treatment. Many factors will determine how long it takes for full recovery which can include, but are not limited to - your age, lifestyle, general health, type of injury and chronicity.
After your comprehensive assessment, our Physiotherapists will provide you with self-management advice, home exercises and powerful techniques to speed up your healing and reduce your pain without medication.