getback Bendigo

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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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 Bendigo

Central Victorian Sports Physiotherapy is located on Stewart Street, Bendigo, directly opposite the Emergency Dept. of Bendigo Hospital.

We provide physio services for the central Victorian region, serving greater Bendigo and Heathcote, Elmore, Goornong, Marong, Redesdale and Axedale. 

Lying at the geographical centre of the state, with a population of around 110,000 people, Bendigo was traditionally a thriving manufacturing centre. But it has become a progressive place to live, with health and wellness services recently becoming more prominent.

Our clinic is located in the ‘health precinct’ area of the city, and we’ve been here since 2007. 

Patients generally drive to our clinic, taking advantage of the excellent parking around our area, with eight carparks on site.

We have a community focus at CVSP: we’re proud sponsors of the Bendigo Triatholon club and the Golden Square football netball club. We’re also the chosen Physiotherapist for Bendigo Football interleague squad and previously we were the physiotherapist for Bendigo Spirit WNBL club.

Physiotherapist checking his patient

Our Team

Craig Mansfield

Position: Principal Physiotherapist
Location: Bendigo

Craig was born in Bendigo and completed his Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne in 1996. His post-graduate year was spent at the Australian Institute of Sport working on a wide range of sporting injuries, particularly athlete screening and testing protocols for Olympic sports nationwide.

The following eight years were spent working in private practice in Melbourne and the UK, developing extensive knowledge in treating sporting injuries and orthopaedic conditions. During this period, Craig worked with professional athletes from Hawthorn Football Club (AFL), Saracens Rugby Club in London and several Victorian Volleyball teams. Craig then completed his Masters Degree in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and was granted the title of A.P.A. Sports Physiotherapist.

Since opening CVSP in 2008, Craig has continued to update his clinical skill set, including the level 3 Sports Physiotherapy course at the AIS. He spent eight years as Head Physiotherapist with the Bendigo Spirit WNBL team and continues to work with Bendigo Interleague Football and Netball and Golden Square Football Netball club.

Craig specialises in sports Injuries, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions.


B. Physio (Hons)

M. Physio (Sports)

APA Sports Physiotherapist

Craig Mansfield

Principal Physiotherapist

Craig was born in Bendigo and completed his Physiotherapy degree at...

Services Provided

Patients come to us with both acute, short-term injuries and problems that have been plaguing them for some time. 

But you don’t need to be an athlete to visit us; you don’t need to even be in pain. You may be seeking rehabilitation after an operation or simply need an assessment to prevent injury, prior to embarking on a new sports or exercise routine.

People from all walks of life value the professional advice and therapy that our team can provide. And we pride ourselves on treating everyone in a friendly and honest manner.

The spinal rehabilitation services provided by getback have added another dimension to our treatment of acute and chronic back pain. 

getback is an evidence-based, measurable treatment for back pain. We’re the only ones in the area providing the getback program.

If you want to improve mobility and function, and return to living a fulfilling daily life, book an appointment with us to get started.

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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