Pro Medical SA is a group of Medical Practices in Adelaide that offers state of the art facilities with the aim of delivering the highest level of patient care. Our Adelaide General Practitioners have a focus on Family Medicine encompassing all age groups.

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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.


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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.




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Treatment for Lower Back Pain

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Pathology

Your back is a complex system made up of different components which all work together. This includes:

  • Vertebrae –  which are the bones that make up the spine
  • Discs – in  between the vertebrae which act as shock absorbers
  • Facet joints – between the vertebrae which guide movement
  • Ligaments – which hold the vertebrae together
  • Muscles – are attached to the bones. Their job is to control and produce movement and provide stability

Amongst all this are also nerves which exit the spinal canal to supply various parts of the body.

Any impairments or injury to any of these structures may cause back pain. These include: postural stress, muscle strains, ligament sprains, joint sprains, disc problems, nerve irritation, arthritis and weak muscles. The pain may be localized to only the back, but may also refer pain down into the buttocks, legs and feet. In some cases, symptoms may also include a feeling of numbness, tingling and/or pins and needles.

Classification/Assessment

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have the training to correctly assess the problem and provide safe, effective treatment. They will obtain a thorough history and perform a thorough examination of all these components listed above to diagnose and classify your back pain.

Treatment

Depending on the cause and type of pain, physiotherapists will treat your back pain in a variety of ways. At Pro Physio SA, we place particular emphasis on a pro-active approach to managing back pain that includes and is not limited to: Postural correction, advice and education, Ergonomic advice, Exercise prescription, Pilates, Core strengthening exercises, Stretches, Hands on treatment such as mobilization, manipulation and massage, McKenzie’s exercises, taping, dry needling/acupuncture and traction.

Appointments with one of our Physiotherapists can be requested by clicking here.

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