Back pain

Back Pain


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Back pain treatment

Our physiotherapists offer comprehensive treatment of acute and chronic upper and lower back conditions using both hands-on approach ergonomics education. We will offer advice to enable you to manage your back in the long term and therefore reduce the risk of recurrence of pain and time off work. The better you are informed the more likely you will recover and be able to prevent re- occurrence of your injury.

Back problems we commonly treat include:

  • Upper back pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Disc prolapse
  • Muscle strain
  • Spondylosis

How is back pain treated?
Treatment of back pains can include hotpacks, stretches, posture correction, ultrasound, IFT, TENS, dry needling, massage, joint mobilizations, avoidance of aggravating activities and wearing of a brace.

Our goal when treating back pain is to give you maximal pain reduction and get you back to proper function for your daily activities. We will provide you with education on proper sitting postures as well as recommend ergonomic chairs to help prevent further back pain.

Some tips to help prevent back pain include:
Take caution when lifting objects – Big or small if an object is picked up incorrectly it can damage your back. Always bend your knees when picking up or placing down objects.
Stretch – Keeping muscles limber will help prevent any strain or injury which usually occurs when the muscle is tight or pulled.
Sit up straight – Incorrect posture is a major contributor to back pain. Being aware of your posture by keeping your shoulders back and lower back pushed inwards is the quickest and easiest way to maintain good posture.

For more information on how physiotherapy can help you, or to book an appointment please call 011 315 8863.


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Shameez Bartlett Physiotherapy Health Emporium
Cnr Church & Market Street
Tel: 011 315 8863 / 076 571 6377
Boulders Shopping centre 076 571 6377 or 011 315 8863
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