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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Kidman Park

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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Kidman Park

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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Kidman Park

Lower Back Pain Treatment

Despite a vast amount of research in the area, low back pain remains a huge issue worldwide. About 3.7 million Australians (16% of the total population) have back problems, based on self-reported data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2014–15 National Health Survey. This data excludes Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis of the spine. For this reason, the total prevalence of back problems is likely to be underestimated.

Back problems are more common among those aged 65–79, affecting 28% of men and 26% of women in this age group. The chronic and widespread nature of back problems often lead to poorer quality of life, psychological distress, bodily pain and disability which all contribute to fuelling the cycle of chronic low back pain.

At Pro Health Care we take a multi faceted approach to low back pain. Our treatment for low back pain includes pain education, conservative techniques such as massage, dry needling, Pilates, yoga and other manual therapy techniques. These terms are probably all familiar to anyone who has been suffering with their back for an extended period of time. These techniques will be used in conjunction with a well structured progressive exercise program.

We place a big emphasis on resistance training that is focused on the whole body and trunk.

Rather than the machine based strength training commonly used, our patients use squats, dead lifts and a large number of other free weight exercises to increase the strength of the whole of their posterior chain (back, gluteal and hamstring muscles) and change the biomechanics of how they move day to day. This was found to be more superior than other exercise based treatments in a 2016 study by Searle et al.

Our team of physiotherapists work closely with our exercise physiologists to ensure our patients have the best long term outcome. They are very rigorous with the techniques we teach to ensure that the patient fully understands the key areas they need to work on. Once we are happy with their technique, the emphasis is then placed on progressive overload or, in other words, increasing the amount of weight they lift. Patients will either train in our gym under the supervision of an exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist. Others will follow a programme in their own gym and come back periodically to check their technique. Both ways work well and we have had good success with some very long term and painful backs.

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