Osteopathy for back pain

Osteopathy is a holistic, hands-on and non-invasive approach to healthcare that is recognised for its effectiveness in relieving and treating back pain.

A key focus of osteopathic treatment for back pain is to facilitate and enhance the body’s self-healing mechanisms.

Osteopaths assess the body as a whole, identifying any imbalances or dysfunctions that may contribute to back pain. The aim is to restore proper alignment and mobility to the musculoskeletal system, reducing strain on the back and promoting healing.

Osteopathy is a manual therapy so hands-on treatment may include soft tissue massage, stretching, muscle energy techniques, mobilisation and manipulation.

A holistic approach

Physio for back pain

Osteopathy for back pain

Osteopathy offers a comprehensive set of principles and techniques to address the underlying causes of back pain, rather than simply alleviating symptoms.

Hands-on osteopathic manipulation is a core component of back pain treatment.

Osteopaths use their hands to apply precise pressure, gentle stretches and rhythmic movements to the affected areas. This helps to release tension in the muscles and joints, improve blood circulation and alleviate pressure on nerves.

Osteopaths take a patient-centred approach, tailoring treatments to individual needs. They consider factors such as lifestyle, posture and medical history when devising a treatment plan.

Osteopaths also provide guidance on exercises, ergonomic practices and lifestyle adjustments to promote better spinal health.

During an initial consultation at getback to review your condition, your therapist will gain a deep understanding of how back or neck pain is impacting you.

A customised treatment plan for your condition will be created, which could begin with osteopathy, hands-on physiotherapy or movement-based therapy.

Osteopathy can play a crucial role in transitioning patients with back pain into movement or exercise-based therapy after the initial inflammatory phase has eased.

With its focus on restoring functional movement and improving joint mobility and flexibility, osteopathy enables a smooth transition into movement-based therapy.

Osteopathy can also help to address emotional and psychological factors in patients who experience fear of movement related to their back pain.

Transition to getback movement-based therapy

Osteoapthy - transition to movement based therapy

Safe and supported exercise

Osteopathy - safe supported exercise

When pain and loss of strength is involved, it’s vital for patients to start movement-based treatment in a safe and supported way.

The most important factor is the ability to control loading through the full range of movement. This begins with the nervous system, activating the correct synergy involved in movement.

getback™ movement-based therapy is facilitated by rehabilitation devices which precisely control loading during each exercise in a patient’s customised plan. This messaging is activated via the nervous system.

The devices are designed to provide resistance to match the muscle’s capacity as it moves through its full range of movement. This changing and accommodating resistance ensures the exercise is not overly stressing the muscle at points of weakness and ensures a safe load throughout the movement.

Regardless of load, your movements will be co-ordinated and smooth through their full range and your exercise is always supported and safe.