We specialize in Acute and Chronic spinal conditions: From workers who injure themselves at work, major car accidents, playing sport or mums and dads at home doing day to day activities.
Some examples of the conditions we treat are sciatic leg pains to chronic back conditions. A niggle in the back that started yesterday to a complete new injury that started as a result of you lifting a box at work today.
With expert skills in musculoskeletal diagnosis our approach is simple; Assess, Treat, Prescribe and Manage. It is our firm belief that most back injuries can be managed. With a knowledge of what to do, and what not to do, you will understand why you have back pain and learn how to resolve it. We take an active approach by using a combination of diagnostic evaluation, manual therapy, specific rehabilitation tasks and functional exercise therapy to enhance your spinal rehabilitation recovery.
The majority of our spinal patients are referred by neurosurgeons and GP’s. You do not need a referral if you are a private patients, but will if you are Work cover, Third Party. NDIS, DVA or Medicare.
Here's an example of one of our patients a few years ago. Its a great example of someones progression:
Has this ever happened to you?? For no apparent reason your back has gotten really sore, really quickly. You look in the mirror and your shoulders are one way and your hips are another. This is called a lateral shift. In a nut shell the internal part of your intervertebral disc has moved, this causes the bone (vertebrae) on top to flex laterally causing the upper body to flex to one side. It can be very debilitating and painful.
Margaret presented in a heap of pain looking like this!
After assessment - we started with some side lateral wall shifts. It was really painful.
However the more she did, the more it improved. We reassessed continuously to ensure it was the correct movement
As you can see the movement is getting better as is her range of motion.
We have now reassessed and change the movement to suit the changing lumbar disc. Range continues to improve.
Day 6. No need to say much more.... Just look at Margaret's Smile!
Assessment and knowledge are the two most important factors in the case.
* Please note this is not medical advice, just an example of one of our patients. Seek appropriate advise for your injury *