Eighty percent of people will experience lower back pain at some stage of their life. It is one of the most common reasons for people missing work and seeing a doctor or physiotherapist. Fortunately, most back pain is caused by musculoskeletal conditions and can be readily treated with great success.
Physiotherapy can help by
Educating you on preventative measures including proper body mechanics, back care practices, and exercises that will help prevent flare ups
Relieving your pain with therapeutic modalities including electrical stimulation (TENS) and heat
Proving manual therapy techniques to relieve stiffness and improve movement of the joints and muscles of your spine
Prescribe movement exercises that restore motion and decrease radiating pain using a protocol called the Mckenzie method
Managing chronic pain with progressive strengthening exercises that focuses on core stability and endurance.