How we treat back pain

getback™ treatment uses carefully targeted movement and strengthening exercises to reverse the ‘de-conditioning’ cycle caused by back pain. The treatment includes guided exercise with controlled loading on devices designed by Biomechanists and Exercise Scientists. Every treatment of your individual programme is supervised by our Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists.

Reversing the de-conditioning cycle triggered by back pain is the foundation of the getback treatment programme.

Movement as medicine

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

Reversing the de-conditioning cycle triggered by back pain is the foundation of the getback programme

Back pain makes us avoid moving the painful area, resulting in loss of mobility and weakening the spine’s supporting muscles.

Without treatment, the de-conditioning cycle continues and episodes of back pain may occur more frequently.

Treatment focused solely on pain relief doesn’t address any underlying weakness in the spine’s supporting muscles.

getback™ promotes overall spinal health by targeting and ‘re-conditioning’ the deep spinal muscles that support and stabilise the spine.

Typical results of a 12 week getback treatment programme

Back treatment results graph

Safe and supported exercise

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

The most important factor is the ability to control loading through the full range of movement. Every muscle has its own ‘strength curve’, meaning that a variable amount of force is generated at each angle of movement.

getback™ devices are designed to precisely control loading for each exercise in your customised programme, based on your recorded strength data.

Regardless of load, your movements will be smooth through the full range of movement and your exercise is supported and safe.

The re-conditioning cycle

When pain occurs, the spinal muscles start to  weaken, placing more stress on damaged areas.

Our job at getback is to:

  1. Stop the de-conditioning of your back in its tracks.
  2. Create a re-conditioning cycle by increasing muscle strength and endurance.
  3. Develop an individual maintenance and prevention strategy for you.

The getback intervention

The re-conditioning cycle – re-igniting, re-activating and strengthening the stabilising muscles of the spine – reverses the de-conditioning cycle.

What to expect when you become a getback patient: