getback IOH Wollongong

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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How to find us

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 IOH Wollongong

IOH Wollongong

Established in 1984, IOH Health is one of Wollongong’s longest established Multi-Disciplinary Clinics. IOH Health offers a wide variety of health services through our in-house Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Psychologists, Rehabilitation Counsellors and Workplace Rehabilitation Consultants.

IOH is your one-stop for workplace rehabilitation expertise, and we are proud to be the first getback provider for the Illawarra and South Coast regions. IOH will continue to innovate and evolve in response to the changing needs of the workplace and our clients.

IOH Health is located at 32 Swan St Wollongong, directly across from JJ Kelly Park and the Vikings Rugby Club, with ample on-site parking.

At IOH Health we pride ourselves in guiding clients in best practice health and safety – delivering flexible, tailored solutions through our team of highly skilled medical and allied health professionals.

Our vast array of health professionals allows us to manage all aspects of Workplace Health, Safety and Injury Management in a holistic and innovative manner to minimise the impact of injuries, and maximise safety and productivity at work.

The team at IOH Health are leaders in the provision of Workplace Health and Safety, and offer an extensive range of programs including the new getback program.

getback™ is a Muscoskeletal Exercise Program utilising state-of-the-art equipment specifically designed for people with chronic Back or Neck pain.

Physiotherapist checking his patient

Our Team

Grant McKay

Grant McKay

Position: Physiotherapist
Location: Wollongong

Grant is our physiotherapy team leader and has over 15 years of experience working as a Physiotherapist providing musculoskeletal physiotherapy in various locations across Australia. As a titled Physiotherapist he has advanced training in managing pain and injury. In addition to his work at IOH Grant has also provides training to upskill physiotherapists both in Australia and overseas.

I love working with people to understand what is important to them, and then provide physiotherapy that helps people reach their goals by combining hands on physiotherapy, exercise, dry needling and other treatment such as shockwave therapy based on current scientific research.


· APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
· Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
· Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Manipulative Therapy)
· Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher (MCTA)

Grant McKay


Grant is our physiotherapy team leader and has over 15...

Adrian Ram

Adrian Ram

Position: Principal Exercise Physiologist
Location: Wollongong

Adrian is the Principal Exercise Physiologist at Rehwork Rehabilitation and Consultancy in Wollongong, where he specialises in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. In addition to his professional role, Adrian is a current PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales and has demonstrated his expertise through the publication of numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field of clinical Exercise Physiology.

Adrian is widely recognised as an influential member of the community, having participated in social engagement activities for Exercise Science Sport Science Australia (ESSA), including campaigns and talks for National Pain Week, and presenting at the recent ESSA conference.

Adrian’s passion for improving the role of Exercise Physiologists in managing and treating musculoskeletal pain is evident through his unwavering commitment to ongoing research and education. Specifically, Adrian is dedicated to exploring the crucial role of exercise and education in improving the lives of patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain.

Adrian Ram

Principal Exercise Physiologist

Adrian is the Principal Exercise Physiologist at Rehwork Rehabilitation and...

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)

getback IOH Wollongong