Back pain is one of the extremely common conditions with 85% of the population prompted to seek and get back pain treatment and rehabilitation at some stage in life.
The causes of back discomfort are many and varied but include:-
- Heavy manual tasks such as lifting, pushing and pulling
- Repetitive and awkward tasks
- Prolonged above shoulder-height work
- Postural factors, particularly prolonged and slump sitting.
There are also a range of sensitive structures in our back, each capable of causing discomfort. Spinal discomfort conditions include:-
- Joint strains – spinal joints and rib attachments
- Muscle tightness and spasm
- Ligament Strains
- Spinal disc irritation and prolapse>
- Poor core stability (weakness of the spinal stabilizing muscles)
- Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) problems
- Nerve root involvement (results in referred discomfort).
Back Pain Treatment
Correct diagnosis of conditions at Keperra Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic is paramount in order to best determine which one of the structures are responsible for the discomfort and, therefore, what back pain care is most appropriate. At your first back pain treatment in our Keperra Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic, our experienced physiotherapists will determine the cause of your discomfort, clearly explain what back pain care or health services to get for any sports injury, and advise a range of health solutions as to how you can take care of it to hasten your recovery and minimize recurrence.
Our back discomfort treatment plan includes-:
- Mobilizations and mobilizations with movement to reduce stiffness and restore correct joint motion.
- Use of soft tissue massage, trigger point therapy, dry needling and muscle releases to relieve discomfort and improve flexibility and blood flow to the tissues.
- Aspley Physiotherapy Core stability programmes to improve muscular support and protection for the spine. This is integral to minimizing recurrence of your discomfort and any sports injury.
- Best manual handling advice and training to ensure correct performance to a range of manual tasks (lifting, pushing and pulling).
- Education as to which factors promote spinal discomfort. This will help prevent recurrence of discomfort.
Chris Cameron graduated from University of Queensland in 1986. Her first position as a Physiotherapist was at North-West General Hospital in Tasmania where she combined physical therapy with her love of bushwalking and travel.
After 2 years in hospital and private practice positions in Melbourne, it was time to return to sunny Queensland. A further year in private practice was the prelude to commencing Keperra Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in 1990.
Here at out physiotherapy clinic, Chris has been able to use and exercise her strong interest in sports injuries, women’s health and spinal discomfort including headaches. Chris believes in a hands-on approach to physical therapy and care using a variety of physiotherapy techniques and services including specific therapeutic exercise, joint mobilization, massage and dry needling to achieve optimal recovery and return to sporting and other activities.
Chris is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and its special interest groups Sports Physiotherapy Australia, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, Physiotherapy Business Australia and the Women’s Health and Continence special interest group. She has held various voluntary positions for the APA including Public Relations Officer, Branch Council Committee Member, and Sports Physiotherapy Committee Member.
Chris is experienced and is committed to providing the highest quality of physical therapy. To this end, she regularly attends conferences and courses to keep abreast of the latest research, rehabilitation and treatment plan techniques. She also provides work experience placements for school and university physiotherapy students.
Outside of physiotherapy clinic, Chris enjoys an active lifestyle including scuba-diving, walking, cycling, gardening, and pilates. This is necessary to balance her other love in life, cooking.
Since completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Queensland in 1994, Katrina has worked in and around Brisbane in hospital, private practice, hydrotherapy, nursing home and clinic settings.
Katrina brings a caring and hands on approach to treatment. After a thorough assessment to determine the cause of your health condition, she utilizes a range of health treatment techniques to facilitate health recovery. These include the use of joint mobilisations, massage care, electrotherapy, taping and dry needling.
Exercise prescription such as pilates is one vital part of the rehabilitation process. To this end, Katrina has a keen interest in providing you with a tailored programme to expedite your recovery. This may include home exercises, a gym programme or hydrotherapy exercises that will improve physical conditions.
Katrina is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and its special interest group Sports Physiotherapy Australia. Katrina is one of the most experienced physiotherapists around but is still committed to get and expand her knowledge with regular attendance at professional physiotherapists development courses and activities. Some of the additional courses she has attended include:
- Watson Headache Institute Level 1 Course
- Aquatic Physiotherapy
- Sports Physiotherapy Levels 1 and 2
- Lyn Watson Level 1 Shoulder Course
- Dry Needling
Donna is the smiling face front-of-house at Keperra Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, the best Aspley physiotherapy service. Her role is to coordinate and book appointment schedules, administration services, and reception for Aspley physiotherapy health practice.
In previous lives, she has been a gym instructor and head stewardess on Queensland Rail’s Sunlander, as well as a medical secretary and receptionist for an architecture firm.
One proud mother of two very athletic children, Donna spends much of her spare time watching them in action. She also enjoys working on her ongoing landscape project, walking with border collie Stella and dining out with friends.
Outside of work, Katrina enjoys keeping fit by bushwalking, swimming, gardening and looking after her children.
Call Donna and book an appointment to one of our physiotherapists now!
For further information regarding our physiotherapists and the range of Aspley physiotherapy services they provide like back pain treatment. Book an appointment to see our experienced back pain Aspley physiotherapists, please call Keperra Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic during our available hours on +61 7 3855 1367.
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