BACK PAIN

The majority of back and lumbar spine pain is not serious and is likely to settle within a couple of days to eight weeks. If you are worried or would like Fay Pedler Clinic to check you out, please get in touch.

Physiotherapy for Back Pain

The most important aspect in treating an episode of lower back pain is ensuring that you have obtained an accurate diagnosis. This is obtained through a thorough history and comprehensive physical examination, looking at all movements of the lower back. If we think that an MRI would be beneficial in assisting the diagnosis, we can refer you immediately.

Back pain affects up to 85% of people at some time in their lives and is the most common disability in those of under 45 years of age. Back pain can arise without incident or it can arise suddenly and severely following a seemingly simple movement.

There are many sources of lower back pain, including:

  • Disc bulge/herniation
  • Locked or inflamed facet joints
  • Compressed spinal nerves
  • Muscle strains and muscle trigger points
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stress fractures
  • Sacroiliac joint injury
  • Lumbar instability
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Crush fracture
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia

Once you have a clear diagnosis, we will explain the problem and then devise a specific treatment programme for your injury, often using a combination of the following techniques:

  • Mobilisation
  • Manipulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Muscle re-education
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Massage
  • Taping

Book your appointment today to see one of our specialists at the Fay Pedler Clinic.

Neck Pain

Pain in the neck and upper back is a common and sometimes debilitating problem. Neck pain can come from a number of disorders in the neck.

Knee Pain

Whether an an acute knee injury or gradually developed knee pain over time, we are experts in diagnosing and treating knee pain and injury.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder injuries are often the result of over-head or throwing sports and activities, repetitive or awkward lifting, or wear and tear.

Headaches

If you suffer from persistent or recurring headaches, it may be that your neck is the culprit (and you may not even have neck pain!).

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is lateral elbow pain that is a common and often frustrating presentation amongst sports people and DIY enthusiasts alike.

Ankle Injury

One of the most common injuries is the sprained ankle, often occurring when you roll over on your ankle causing an injury to the lateral ligaments.