Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is the most common complaint that the therapists see in the clinic, here at Roland Jeffery Physiotherapy. Low back pain can be caused by a specific incident / accident or can occur for no apparent reason.

The therapists are also aware of the impact low back pain can have on patients knowing it disrupts their lives, stops them working, playing sports and enjoying life.

We also know that most patients who have one episode of low back pain usually end up having another episode and often another and another...This is often because their pain has settled but the underlying problem has not been addressed.

Research shows when patients have low back pain their stabilising muscles and core muscles can become inhibited and weak and do not spontaneously recover when their pain settles. Joints can also remain stiff. This leaves patients susceptible to re-injury and reoccurrence of their pain. It is very common for patients to tell the therapists, their pain is feeling significantly better, but then the pain frequently reoccurs, as the patients have not been provided with a solution to their underlying problem.

Treatment for your pain and stiffness is really important because it makes you feel better and relieves the pain. This treatment will allow you to get back to work, sports and daily life.

Treatment of your low back pain will make you feel better. It’s what you would expect when you are in pain. However, if you have the pain treated (massage, mobilization, medications, manipulation, acupuncture), but do not correct your posture, your biomechanics and strength deficits, you are only receiving a “temporary relief” from your pain, and it is likely that your pain will reoccur. This is only short-term relief, and not a long-term solution.

  • "I have had great results solving peoples pain with acupuncture. Having qualifications in acupuncture I use the needles gently to restore my clients movement and help with pain and muscle spasm. Most of my clients love acupuncture and are surprised how gentle and easy it is. Call me today and ask how I can help you with acupuncture."

    Emily Lo

  • "As a fully qualified sonographer I spend all day scanning my client’s injuries. Our appointments take only 20 minutes and I feed back my findings directly to your physiotherapist or doctor. This helps them plan your injury management. Ask you physio today if you need an ultra sound scan to help with your injury."

    Simon Cunliffe

  • "Having qualifications in Pilates, my goals with my clients are to restore their movement and strength. Our specialized equipment helps this in a fun and friendly way. RJ Physio has group classes and well as individual sessions, so we can tailor to your specific needs. Pilates can help return you to work, sports and reduce your pain and increase your performance. Call me today and I can discuss your Pilates options."

    Pip Greenwood

  • "I work with The Football Ferns and love treating football injuries. Having travelled the world with Football Ferns I have developed a great understanding and knowledge of football and injuries. With our great facilities at RJ Physio and our expert team, we are in a great position to help any football injury."

    Anna Barlow