Physiotherapy Treatment For Back Pain

I have over 30 years of experience and expertise treating back pain. Physiotherapy treatment helps to decrease your back pain, increase your movement, improve your postural control and improve your function.

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Physiotherapy Treatment for Back Pain includes:

  • Advice on daily activities
  • Education
  • Massage
  • Manual therapy to improve movement and back pain
  • A prescribed exercise plan for movement, strength, flexibility, stability and function
  • Heat / Ice
  • Postural advice
  • Use of back supports
  • Ergonomic advice

Symptoms of Back Pain include:

  • Pain – sharp, achey, twinge, darting,
  • Stiffness
  • Spasm
  • Pins and Needles / Numbness
  • Tenderness
  • Weakness
  • Leg Pains
  • These symptoms can be from muscles, discs, nerves or joints

Low Back Pain is very common

60-80% of us will complain of low back pain at some time in our life. Evidence-based research supports Physiotherapy as an effective treatment for back pain.

Back Pain can be in the:

  • Mid-back (Thoracic) area
  • Ribs and Chest area
  • Low Back (Lumbar) area
  • Pelvis

Causes of Back Pain

  • Sudden incident or Injury, e.g. a twist, lift or fall
  • Poor, sustained posture
  • Poor muscle control, e.g. weak core muscles
  • Accumulation of stress, e.g. lifting, bending,
  • Inflammatory conditions, e.g. arthritis, spondylitis, 
  • Bone disease

What makes Back Pain worse?

  • Psychological issues like fear of damage and fear of not improving
  • Poor general health, e.g. tiredness, poor sleep, extra weight, very little exercise
  • Over protecting your back and avoiding movement
  • Social triggers, e.g. poor relationships, low job satisfaction, a family illness or death

Top Tips for Back Pain

  • Stay active, keep moving
  • When sitting for a long time, get up and move
  • Keep fit
  • Warm up before activity
  • Get enough sleep
  • Stay positive
  • Avoid bed rest
  • If your back pain is not resolving go and see your Physiotherapist

Useful Links and Resources

ISCP Back Leaflet
NHS Choices

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Monday: 8am-6pm
Tuesday: 6pm-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-6pm
Thursday: 8am-6pm
Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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I am located on the Dublin City side of Raheny Village beside the Raheny Nursing Home
Dart: Raheny or Harmonstown   5 minute walk
Bus: H2, H3, 6
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