Sixty percent of adults suffer from back pain every year, and half of those can become chronic sufferers.
Back pain is often easily treated by suitably qualified physiotherapists, so it makes good sense to seek advice and treatment when you have a back problem. It can arise from joint, ligament, disc or muscle problems, often with several overlapping issues.
Back problems are usually caused by bad posture, poor lifting technique or lack of fitness, or results from a specific injury or overuse.
Other causes include inflammation, and rarer, more serious problems such as progressive diseases affecting bones and joints.
Our physiotherapists are trained to carry out a comprehensive assessment to diagnose problems in the joints and soft tissues of the body. We will plan a detailed treatment schedule for your particular problem.
Physiotherapy for back pain includes a wide range of treatments to relieve pain, promote relaxation and restore movement. They include manipulation, mobilisation and massage. Exercises are often used to mobilise stiff joints and tissues, increase general fitness, and to strengthen muscles which support the spine.
We use clinic based treatments to promote recovery, but we are also committed to giving patients confidence & freedom to augment that treatment with home exercises whenever possible.
If you are prone to back pain, we can also offer preventive advice
National Back Pain Association
16 Elmtree Road
Tel: 020 8977 5474
Fax: 020 8943 5318