NECK & BACK PAIN
Are you an office worker frustrated by the constant tightness and aches across your neck and lower back?
Have you woken up one morning where you can barely move your neck?
Are you complaining about having headaches and jaw pain?
Does your back flare up from just bending down to pick up a pen?
Does your back hurt when you cough?
If you answered 'yes' to any of these, our physiotherapists can help you.
YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT
Neck and lower back pain are some of the most common conditions we see here at Breathe. Our physiotherapists are experienced in the management of neck and lower back pain, whether they're caused by your posture, movement patterns or the training or sports you do. We have undertaken further studies in treating these conditions, and can get you back to moving better and painfree in a shorter period of time compared to just hands-on treatments.
During your initial appointment, we take a thorough history of your injuries, the activities you do and conduct a thorough examination to identify the causes of your injury or condition.
We explain what your injury is, what is the potential cause of the injury and how we can fix it. We give you an estimate of the time it would take for you to regain normal function, or to get back to playing your favourite sport / weight training.
HANDS ON TREATMENT
We have a strong focus on doing effective exercises, but recognise the important role of targetted hands-on therapy to provide you with immediate pain-relief and improve your condition.
Your treatment can involve:
Soft tissue and trigger point release
Muscle Energy Techniques (METs)
Western Acupuncture & Dry Needling
Your neck or back pain will not go away and stay away without effective exercises which may address your: mobility, flexibility, proprioception and strength. We give you helpful advice and prescribe you the right exercises and stretches.
ROAD MAP TO RECOVERY
We write down your diagnosis, the contributing factors to your injury and the timeline for your recovery. We will give you a Roadmap which outlines how many sessions you may need (and what these sessions will cover), so that you will have a clear idea of what you can expect from your treatment.