Physiotherapy for Back Pain

Back Pain Management

Back Pain is the most common cause of musculoskeletal pain in Australia with around 3.7million Australians suffering at any one time and almost all of us (70 – 90%) suffering with it during our lifetimes. With these statistics, it’s no wonder that back pain is the leading reason for presenting to our physiotherapists and we have extensive experience in treating back pain.

Not all back pain is the same, there are a variety of causes and triggers for our suffering. Our backs are made up of numerous structures and our pain centres can be influenced positively or negatively in a myriad of ways as well. With this in mind, our physios in Pascoe Vale take their time assessing you… You’re much more than just a sore back!

Treatment for Back Pain

Following from an expert physio assessment as to the causes of your back pain you can expect specific, targeted and individualised treatment to address the factors contributing to your back pain. There is no universal cause and thus no universal treatment for back pain.


Depending on your factors your treatment might involve:

  • Load optimisation – this can be the way we sit, stand or complete our daily activities at home and at work
  • Strengthening – often there are deficits or imbalances in the muscles that stabilise and move our back
  • Manual therapy – hands-on manipulation or massage can positively influence symptoms to provide relief and allow further therapy
  • Education – there’s strong evidence that learning about our individual pain and it’s triggers and making informed decisions around our physical and mental health reduced back pain and associated disability


If you or a loved one are suffering from back pain book in with our expert physios in Pascoe Vale for your back pain assessment and treatment plan.

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