Do you or have you ever suffered from?
Will I have to live with it?
Almost certainly, no! Spinal pain results from either trauma or repetitive movements and sustained poor postures which over time lead to a change in the mechanical structure of the bones and tissues. Pain is a warning sign that things need to change. Our major objective at the “Back Project” is to identify and treat the cause of pain, not just the symptoms. Through our approach patients will have improved strength and flexibility, better mechanical body function and will be able to get on with leading a full and active life.
Why do I get back pain?
A reduction of movement in the spine can cause the spinal joints to “lock up”. This lack of mobility has the potential to affect the movement of the nerves and tissues around the spine. Our daily activities mostly involve us moving our spines in one main direction, which over time can cause repetitive strains to the muscles and tissues.
The discs between the spinal joints act as shock absorbers and are affected by movement. As we bend forward or backwards the jelly like substance of the disc is easily pushed around. The uneven pressure throughout the disc can send warning messages to the brain which are equated as pain. By correcting posture and movement patterns the disc pressure remains more evenly distributed and the risk of bulging or slipping is minimised.
Sport Dimensions unique approach:
By attending our clinic you will be entering a new dimension in healthcare. Our protocols and specialised equipment are unique in Europe. Our approach is pro- active and functional offering a sympathetic and practical solution to your pain. We have successfully treated a wide variety of people, so we can offer hope of a pain free existence.
What can I expect?
You will be assessed by one of our Chartered Physiotherapists. This will enable us to understand the history and duration of your symptoms and set some treatment goals. This initial consultation is essential to establish a baseline and allows an introduction to our team. It will involve a full examination, an explanation of the findings and an outline of the individual treatment programme most suited to your needs. If we feel that you would benefit from a consultation with a different practitioner we will make the appropriate referral.
A personalised programme to involve manual therapy, posture re-education, core stability and muscular strength will be embarked upon and modified as you progress and improve.
Our long term aim is to help you learn what works for you and your body, and make sure you maintain these changes after your rehabilitation is complete, to ensure you do not have a recurrence of the problem.
How long until I feel better?
Some patients can get relief very quickly, whilst more severe problems can take several months to improve. It is recommended that to get long term benefits you combine manual treatment with strength training, which on average will give lasting results after a programme of 6 to 8 weeks.