Low Back Pain (also known as lower back pain or lumbago)
4 out of 5 adults will suffer back pain at some point in their lives. I have, both acutely as a result of an unexplained injury picked up during a triathlon, and chronically as a result of severe nerve damage and orthopaedic injuries suffered in a serious traffic accident (see About Me). I feel your pain, but fortunately I am, incredibly, mostly pain-free these days.
There is an increasing crossover between some of the knowledge and skills that would previously have been seen as the preserve of physical therapists, e.g. sports therapists, physiotherapists and osteopaths, and that of the health and fitness professional. For instance, many personal trainers now regularly perform postural assessments and prescribe corrective exercises in relation to these assessments.
I am trained in the management of human function in relation to non-specific low back pain, which accounts for 95 per cent. of low back pain cases.
I have the ability to integrate a number of therapy-related assessments, corrective exercises and lifestyle strategies in relation to low back pain. My specialisation includes:
These assessments and programmes can be integrated and co-ordinated with any other physical therapists who may be involved in your care.