getback Balwyn

Physiotherapy for back pain relief

getback™ is a physiotherapy based program for back pain that focuses on relieving your pain in the short term, and building spinal mobility and strength for the long term. Book online today and put back pain behind you!

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getback for back pain relief

Relief in the short term

After an initial consultation to understand your condition, an individual treatment plan will be developed with you for your immediate needs and future goals. Your back pain treatment may begin with a combination of hands-on physiotherapy or osteopathy, movement-based therapy or exercise.

Resilience for the long term

Once your back pain has stabilised, you may complete an assessment to measure the mobility and strength of your spine’s supporting muscles.

These measurements are used to set mobility and strength targets as part of your overall treatment plan.

The ability to accurately measure spinal strength and mobility and track your progress sets getback apart from other back pain treatment programs.

Resilience in the long term

How is getback different from other back pain treatment?

getback™ Head of Exercise Physiology Adam Cabble explains how exercise based therapy is changing the way chronic back and neck pain is treated.

Book an appointment with a getback physiotherapist today

Get 50% off your Initial Consultation*

*Only available to new getback clients for an Initial Consultation. Half price Initial Consultation will be $37.50 (RRP $75)

The 6 Step getback Journey

1. Initial Physiotherapy Consultation

Your Physiotherapist will spend time understanding your condition, your needs and your goals.

2. Treatment Plan

Based on your needs, your treatment plan may begin with hands-on therapy, movement-based therapy, or a combination of both.

3. Strength and Mobility Assessment

Once your pain has stabilised, you will complete a strength and mobility assessment so we can advise the best recovery pathway for you.

4. Exercise Therapy

Exercise therapy will focus on improving the strength and mobility of the deep stabilising muscles supporting your spine.

5. Re-assessment and Discharge

You will be re-assessed after completing your treatment to ensure you have reached your goals and discharged with a plan to maintain your improvement.

6. Review

Six months after discharge we will invite you back to review the plan and your progress.

About getback Balwyn

Back, Neck & Joint logo

Back, Neck & Joint was established by a group of doctors with expertise in musculoskeletal pain.

Our name describes what we do – we look after people with long-term back, neck and joint pain.

We have combined skills across musculoskeletal injury and degenerative disorders, pain, nutrition and dietetics and interventional pain management.

Our site includes an onsite rehabilitation facility, which allows us to move through a process of treating the patient’s pain and moving on to reconditioning.

The Back, Neck & Joint team is also highly active in research and have published systematic reviews on how to manage neuropathic pain, through to randomised control trials on osteoarthritis management.

Physiotherapist checking his patient

Our Team

Liam Roussos

Liam Roussos

Position: Exercise Physiologist
Categories: Exercise Physiology
Location: Balwyn

Liam is an Exercise Physiologist with five years of experience, specialising in neurological rehabilitation.

His work has focused on conditions such as spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson’s and chronic pain. Currently pursuing a Master of Research at the University of South Australia, Liam’s main area of study is phantom limb pain. He previously completed a graduate certificate in neurological rehabilitation, equipping him with the necessary skills to design tailored exercise programs for individuals facing neurological challenges.

Liam’s practical experience, combined with academic training, positions him as a dedicated professional committed to improving the well-being of those affected by pain.

Liam Roussos

Exercise Physiologist

Liam is an Exercise Physiologist with five years of experience,...

Dr Dan Bates

Dr Dan Bates

Position: Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist
Categories: Sports and Exercise Medicine Especialist
Location: Balwyn

Dan is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist. He is the Managing Director at Metro Pain Group and Metro Pain Research Institute and is the Chairman of the Board at Monash House Private Hospital.

Dan works full time with people suffering back, neck and joint pain. Prior to this he worked extensively in Sports Medicine and for multiple professional and national sporting teams. He was the head doctor at Australian Football League teams Melbourne and North Melbourne.

His research career has been broad covering exercise induced asthma, examination techniques, biologics, osteoarthritis, chronic pain and neuromodulation. He is the managing director of Metro Pain Research Institute (MPRI) which runs multiple first-in-man studies in pain.

He lectures nationally and internationally regularly, has three kids and the world’s most tolerant wife.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (HONS))

  • Bachelor of Medicine (B.Med)

  • Fellow of the Australian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FACSEM)

Dr Dan Bates

Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist

Dan is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist. He is...

Covers and Claims

  • Medicare Enhanced Primary Care (EPC)
  • Workcover
  • TAC
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) patients

 

No Gap charged if approved for chronic back or neck pain treatment.

Services Provided

Our name describes what we do, we look after people with long-term back neck and joint pain.

As a group of doctors we have combined skills across musculoskeletal injury and degenerative disorders, pain, nutrition and dietetics and interventional pain management.

Our site is unique, as it includes a onsite rehabilitation facility and it is located directly across the hall from Anytime Fitness, Balwyn. The combination of our doctors skill and facility allows us to move through a process of diagnosing the source of the patient’s pain, treating it, moving on to reconditioning, and then graduating into the gym in a supported way. The last step of moving into the gym has always been the most difficult. But as it is an Anytime fitness, patients can come and do their rehab supervised with us, then go to a local Anytime Fitness close to home to continue on their own. This pathway of care we have labelled Halve Your Pain, Return to Play and Preseason.

We also lucky enough to have a research company, Metro Pain Research Institute which will soon change its name to the Pain and Ageing Institute.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can make an appointment directly with the clinic for an Initial Consultation with our Therapists. 

Based on your Initial Consultation, hands-on treatments may be required before moving into the getback program.

getback™ treatments go for an average of 30 minutes. getback recommends two treatments per week. Depending on results of the Initial Consultation, an individual program ranges from 12 to 24 treatments.

To get the best results, getback recommends two treatments per week. Depending on the Initial Consultation, individual programs range from 12 to 24 treatments.

Yes. Our qualified Therapists supervise each session to ensure all exercises are carried out safely and correctly and to monitor your progress.

getback™ devices are designed by biomechanical specialists and Exercise Physiologists to a medical rehabilitation standard. The devices are registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia as Medical Grade One Measuring Devices.

getback™ devices are designed for isoinertial exercise (meaning resistance matches the muscle’s capacity thorough the total movement) to ensure that exercises are performed in the pain-free range, and find the right target in the lumbar spine. The multi-movement planes of the devices allow controlled movements in lumbar/thoracic flexion, extension, rotation and lateral flexion.

No, many of our patients use the devices either before or after work without changing clothes. You won’t break out in a sweat or need to shower afterwards.

No, getback is a planned rehabilitation program with a defined end point, usually between 12 to 24 treatments.

Book an appointment with a getback physiotherapist today

Get 50% off your Initial Consultation*

*Only available to new getback clients for an Initial Consultation. Half price Initial Consultation will be $37.50 (RRP $75)

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