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Put Back Pain Behind You!

Discover a treatment programme that can help you get moving
again, whether you’re suffering new symptoms or have chronic pain.

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

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.

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How we treat back pain

getback uses medically-registered rehabilitation devices to safely increase the strength and flexibility of the deep spinal muscles that stabilise and support the spine. The devices are designed by Biomechanists and Exercise Physiologists to precisely target and rebuild the deep spinal muscles.

Spinal health you can see

getback™ devices are designed to safely control loading and guide every movement during your tailored back treatment. The devices provide continual feedback to ensure you’re exercising within the prescribed safe range, and measure your strength and flexibility for review with our Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists.


Cooks Hill

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02 4940 8300

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Suite 27, Level 1/235 Darby Street
Cooks Hill NSW 2300

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Please complete your first name, email and phone number to book an Initial Consultation with 50% off. We will call you back to arrange a suitable time.

Terms and conditions: Only available to new getback clients. Only available on an Initial Consultation with getback. Half price Initial Consultation will be $37.50 (RRP $75). 

  • Includes a detailed screening of your back or neck issue to understand how your pain or other issue is affecting your function and daily activities.
  • You will receive an opinion from us on the suitability of getback treatment for your particular condition, and the opportunity to have your questions answered.

About get back Cooks Hill

About Our Clinic

Action Physiotherapy is a well-established Musculo-skeletal practice in the Newcastle suburb of Cooks Hill. After 27 years based in Hamilton South, in 2020 we made the big move into the Cooks Hill Health Hub. 

Located on the corner of Darby and Tooke Street; offering undercover parking, a bus stop in front of the building and only a 15 minute walk to the Civic light rail stop. 

Having grown up in Cooks Hill, our Principal Physiotherapist Regina has seen monumental changes in inner Newcastle, including what was once a woolstore full of bales of wool, is now a new multi-discipline medical hub. 

Action Physiotherapy started with a heavy involvement in sport, being the Club Physiotherapist for the Newcastle Rugby Union team in the Sydney competition and the Newcastle National Soccer League team. We also worked closely with local club teams in Rugby Union, Rugby League, Soccer, Hockey and Basketball. We have had the privilege of looking after many generations of Novocastrian families. 

The practice is now even better equipped to serve the growing need for physiotherapy services in the area. In 2016, our clinic introduced the getback program for back and neck pain.

Services Provided

As musculo-skeletal physiotherapists, we simply want to return people to their normal daily activities as soon as safely possible, with a strong focus on creating and maintaining long term results. 

That is why the getback exercise-based spinal program fitted so well with our goals for our patients. 

After many years of helping patients with recurring spinal difficulties, we finally have an effective pathway to progress patients from ‘hands-on’ treatment methods to a more permanent positive outcome.

In addition to the getback program, we provide treatments based around:

Physiotherapy Pain Control > Recovery of Movement > Physical Conditioning

A hands-on approach, treating a broad range of health concerns including general aches and pains, sports injuries, post operative rehabilitation, musculo-skeletal conditions as well as chronic health conditions. 

What can you expect from a Physiotherapy Session?

  • First and foremost, you can expect EXPERT KNOWLEDGE and SUPPORT. 
  • Discussion of your pain and/or injury. 
  • Guided movement assessments and analysis.
  • Diagnosis of problem/dysfunction and any limitations it may present.
  • Application of appropriate treatment/s
  • Self-management advice and exercise prescription.
  • Provision of required referrals and medical certificates.
  • Advise and provide any necessary products or equipment that you may require for your treatment program


Exercise PhysiologyMove Better, Live healthier 

Specialising in understanding the body’s response to exercise; whether you’re just wanting an exercise program to maintain a healthy lifestyle or if you’re recovering from illness or injury and need help restoring health, confidence and function.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can make an appointment directly with the clinic for an Initial Consultation with our Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists. Click here to make a booking for your Initial Consultation.

It depends on the condition and level of pain. Based on your Initial Consultation, physiotherapy treatments may be required before moving into the getback program.

If you have no pain or minimal pain, and are using getback for prevention and maintenance, you won’t need to see a Physiotherapist first.

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 practitioners supervise each session to ensure all exercises are carried out safely and correctly and to monitor your progress.

An Exercise Physiologist is a tertiary trained health professional, with a minimum of four years of training specialising in movement therapies for those with (or at risk of developing) chronic conditions, ranging from musculoskeletal to cardiovascular and neurological conditions.

All Exercise Physiologists are required to be accredited by ESSA (Exercise and Sports Science Australia), adhere to the industry’s code of practice and are recognised by Medicare, Worksafe, TAC and most private health insurers.

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 machines 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.