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Neck & Back

Neck Pain

Physiotherapy for neck pain typically includes the following goals:

  • Reduce pain and stiffness
  • Improve neck range of motion
  • Develop strength of the neck and it’s supporting musculature
  • Develop postural improvements to prevent pain from recurring

We treat the following conditions as well as the common causes of neck pain:

Neck Joint Injuries

  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Wry Neck

Muscle-related Injuries

  • Neck Sprain
  • Text Neck
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle Cramps
  • DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Bone-related Injuries

  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis

Disc-related Injuries

  • Bulging Disc – Slipped Disc – Herniated Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease

Nerve-related / Referred Pain

  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Neck Arm Pain
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Nerve Pain
  • Pinched Nerve

Systemic Diseases

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis


Back Pain

Low back pain physiotherapy can be a complicated business. The lumbar spine is made up of 5 large vertebrae with discs positioned in between each of the vertebrae. Exiting at each vertebral level are a pair of spinal nerves, these nerves supply motor and sensory information to the lower limbs with each individual nerve responsible for different areas and muscles of the lower extremities.

There are many muscles and ligaments passing through, as well as attaching to and from the lower back, so between the joints, discs and all these muscles, ligaments and nerves it means there are multiple structures that operate as potential sources of low back pain. Physiotherapy is the go-to treatment for lower back pain, often receiving direct referrals from neurosurgeons in an effort to avoid surgery.

Conditions treated include:

  • Stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • “Slipped” Discs
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Stiffness
  • Arthritis
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Herniated Discs
  • Post-surgical Rehab
  • Lower back pain
  • Lumbago
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Piriformis Syndrome