The statistics show that:
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints treated by Physiotherapists. A systematic approach of assessment, diagnosis and management is necessary to provide the right treatment at the right time.
Management of low back pain must consider not only the acute episode but also address those factors that predisposed the person to have the injury.
At Core Physiotherapy and Pilates studios we utilise the McKenzie method as a first line of assessment for low back pain. Unique to the McKenzie Method® is a comprehensive and logical step-by-step process to evaluate the patient’s problem quickly.
Assessment includes a subjective and physical examination and may consider radiological investigations.
Once a diagnosis has been made that clearly defines the likely cause of Low back pain a clear treatment plan can be set out. This plan will involve a series of steps to get the patient from injury to full recovery and involve the client managing their own symptoms as much as possible.
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Australians reported back problems, that's 3.7 million people
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patients were treated across all our locations