Acute Back Pain Programme

Acute back pain affects 80% of the adult population at some point in their lifetime and is associated with lost work hours and depression. Fortunately the majority of cases improve quickly with physiotherapy management therefore avoiding the need for surgery.

At Prohealth Sports and Spinal, our physiotherapists work with you to identify the cause of your back pain, and once you are pain free will teach you how to prevent a recurrence of the condition.



  • Thorough history including review of any diagnostic tests Physical examination which includes evaluation of posture, functional status, core strength and other relevant tests
  • Education on your condition and how to manage the pain at home, work and with travel
  • Discussion on the cause of the acute pain and what lifestyle factors may be contributing to your situation
  • Outline of the treatment plan and timeframe required to get you back to normal life



Following the initial assessment there will be other types of evaluations and treatments which may occur:

  • Manual treatment such as mobilization of the joints
  • Soft tissue release to address tight muscles and fascia
  • Postural correction in standing, sitting and sleeping
  • Gait assessment including evaluation of leg length and foot mechanics
  • Movement adaptions for lifting and placing
  • Stretching exercises to improve and maintain flexibility
  • Core muscle strengthening using exercise and Pilates techniques
  • Pilates reformer for high level training of co-ordination, strength and muscle balance around the spine and adjacent limbs
  • Work and home ergonomic changes
  • Lifestyle advice and referral to nutritionist if applicable
  • Goal identification with estimated timeline to be pain free and return to daily activities and sport
  • Advice and a maintenance programme to keep you fit and active, and prevent injury recurrence

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