Low back pain and the Reconditioning Phase, Step 4: Normalising

By Geoffrey Mackay, Clinical Director and Co-Founder of getback Before we introduce Step 4 of the Reconditioning Phase (Normalising), it might be worthwhile reviewing what we have learned so far. Remember there are four distinct steps of the Reconditioning Phase and patients must complete each step. Steps must be completed in the same sequence, but […]

You are what you eat: Nutrition tips for healthy ageing

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By Nutritionist Bonnie Chivers – BAppSc, MHumNutr, PhD Candidate. If you’re 50+ or approaching this milestone, firstly – congratulations! And secondly – this one is for you.   As we age, changes occur to our bodies that we need to proactively address via our diet. Doing so in a preventative way to avoid illness or injury […]

Low back pain and the Reconditioning Phase, Step 3: Strengthening

By Geoffrey Mackay, Clinical Director and Co-Founder of getback Before we introduce Step 3 of the Reconditioning Phase (Strengthening), it might be worthwhile reviewing what we have learned so far. Firstly, it’s important to recognise there are four distinct steps of the Reconditioning Phase and patients must complete each step. Steps must be completed in […]

You are what you eat: The healthy fridge and pantry – and recipes to match!  

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In her sixth exclusive blog for getback, Nutritionist Bonnie Chivers explains how having a well-stocked pantry and fridge can make healthy, quick meals a whole lot easier. On those nights when you’re rushing home, exhausted from a busy day, the thought of having to shop for ingredients can be a deal breaker… often leading to us […]

You are what you eat: Strategies for healthy habits

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In the fifth of a series of exclusive blogs for getback, Nutritionist Bonnie Chivers looks at strategies to help us overcome obstacles to healthy habits.  In my last blog we touched on goal setting. With 2022 now full steam ahead, it might be time for a review of those healthy living goals you gave yourself in […]

How do the getback devices work? # 4 The Lumbar / Thoracic Lateral Flexion Device

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By Jack Mason, Physiotherapist at getback getback™ devices were developed by Biomechanists and Exercise Scientists to enable targeted and safe exercise for the deep spinal muscles (multifidus) associated with back or neck pain. In a series of articles, we will look at the specific function of each of the six getback devices. # 4 The Lumbar / Thoracic Lateral […]

How do the getback devices work? # 3 The Lumbar Thoracic Flexion Device

By Dilen Samarakoon, Physiotherapist at getback getback™ devices were developed by Biomechanists and Exercise Scientists to enable targeted and safe exercise for the deep spinal muscles (multifidus) associated with back or neck pain. In a series of articles, we will look at the specific function of each of the six getback devices. The Lumbar/Thoracic Flexion Device The lumbar flexion […]

Low back pain and the Reconditioning Phase, Step 2: Adaptation

By Geoffrey Mackay, getback Clinical Director and Co-Founder Following the important first step of Reconditioning (Co-ordination), when the patient relearns how to control the multifidus muscle as it shortens and lengthens under load, the Therapist subtly moves the patient into the second training step: Adaptation. In the getback programme, Adaptation refers to the ability of […]

How do the getback devices work? #2 The Cervical Rotation Device

By Dilen Samarakoon, Physiotherapist at getback getback™ devices were developed by Biomechanists and Exercise Scientists to enable targeted and safe exercise for the deep spinal muscles (multifidus) associated with back or neck pain. These deep spinal muscles play a critical role in stabilising the spine, supporting the individual vertebra as they move during everyday activities such […]

The Multifidus muscle: why is it critical, and why does it falter?

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By Professor Emeritus John Carlson,  Co-Founder of getback getback™ treatment for back pain focuses on the role played by the spine’s deep stabilising muscles, particularly the multifidus. But why is the multifidus so prone to weakness and injury? Why is the multifidus so critical to back stability? Control of the lumbar (lower) spine and vertebral […]