Physiotherapists are skilled in the assessment, diagnostic decision-making and treatment of patients with both acute and longstanding neck and back pain.
At Portland Physio, you will first be fully assessed. The treatment approach then employed will encompass not only 'manipulation', but also manual handling with passive examination and treatment techniques, therapeutic exercise and advice on posture and movement disorders. Your treatment may also incorporate Pilates to help build "core stability" as there is strong evidence to support that specific exercise programs result in reduced disability and decreased incidence of recurrent back pain.
Physiotherapy as a profession has undertaken extensive research into the investigation of back pain. It is conducted according to strict research guidelines and, as such, is subjected to peer review and must gain approval from ethic committees.