298 Dandenong Rd
St Kilda East, 3183

 

(03) 9530 3999

rodneyrowe@optusnet.com.au

eaststkildaosteo@gmail.com

 

Opening hours
Monday to Friday - 8am to 7pm
Saturday - 8am to 1pm

1/7

Back Pain

 

Overview
 

Back pain is the most common medical problem
osteopaths see in practice. The team at East St Kilda
Sports & Spinal have a well established network of spinal
surgeons and back specialists who frequently refer to us.

Our treatment reduces pain, improves mobility and
accelerates recovery time.

 

Osteopathy and back pain
 

Our ability to provide symptomatic relief, determine and
address the underlying cause and to give you the
complete picture on back pain management is what makes
us unique.

 

Treatment is hands on and requires careful manual skills in massage, manipulation, stretching and mobilisation.

 

Causes
 

Back pain often results from heavy lifting and bending but is more commonly caused by sustained postures such as sitting at a desk all day. Pain can originate from many different structures including:
 

  • Joints

  • Muscles

  • Discs

  • Sacroiliac joints

  • Bone

  • Ligaments
     
Treatments
 

Treatments are long and allow ample time for manual treatment and follow-up. Treatment is hands on and requires careful manual skills in massage, manipulation, stretching and mobilisation. We provide advice on postural correction, muscle strengthening, pilates, stretching, activity modification and general exercise.

 

Follow up
 

We can easily refer you to other specialists if required and liaise with employers and family to keep you in the loop at all times.

 

For more information on specific back complaints, have a look at our patient information sheets.