Low Back Pain

  • An estimated 1 in 6 Australians suffers from chronic back problems (2014-15)
  • 70-90% of the population is expected to suffer back pain during their lifetime.
  • 77% of people with chronic back problems are of working age (15-64 years of age).
  • In 2011, ‘back pain and problems were the third-leading cause of disease burden in Australia, accounting for 3.6% of the total burden across all diseases and injuries.
  • The vast majority of sufferers (90%) improve over a 3-month period, but at least 50% will have recurring problems at some stage. With the correct treatment and proper exercises, this reoccurrence may be avoided.

The majority of back pain is classed as non-specific low back pain meaning it cannot be attributed to a recognized pathology or there is no specific problem or disease causing the pain. Non-specific back pain may include pain caused from muscle strain, injury to the back, overuse, disc bulge and herniation, muscle disorders, pressure on a nerve root or poor posture. People whose work entails repetitive lifting all have increased risk of back pain. 

How can Myotherapy help? 

Your myotherapist will do a thorough assessment to rule out any serious conditions, including radicular syndromes or specific pathologies. Once your myotherapist has established your back pain to be non-specific they will discuss a treatment plan with you. This may include education (postural control, self-management), physical therapy (massage, joint mobilisation, stretching, dry needling) and a tailored exercise program. Movement is the key in the successful management of lower-back pain.

 

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Kerri has been very helpful in treating my sports related injuries and got me back into action very quickly. I found her explanations to be very clear. The exercises and stretches she recommended helped to strengthen weak spots and prevent future injuries. The booking process was very easy and straightforward and I received confirmation very quickly. Her office is very clean, bright, tidy and calm." Lorraine Aw, Masters Swimmer (Google Review)

"I was totally impressed and delighted with my very thorough treatments with Kerri over New Year. As a Yoga Therapist/Teacher, I know my body well and my back flares up occasionally. Kerri knew exactly what to do and I had immediate relief. Her treatment space is calm and inviting and I've already referred others there! Highly recommended."  Caroline Giles, Yoga Instructor (Google Review)

Myotherapy and Movement Clinic is located in the heart of Camberwell Junction. In addition to Camberwell, we service the surrounding areas including Hawthorn East, Hawthorn, Glen Iris, Malvern, Malvern East, Toorak, Canterbury, Kew, Mont Albert, Surrey Hills, Balwyn and other areas in the Inner East of Melbourne.