General | June 8, 2023
Get Back To Your Best: How Physiotherapy And Osteopathy Can Help Alleviate Back Pain
Back pain is a common struggle that many of us face, regardless of age or gender. It can be frustrating, debilitating, and sometimes even overwhelming. But it’s important to remember that seeking help is not a weakness; in fact, it’s a sign of courage and strength.
Physiotherapy and osteopathy are two evidence-based treatments that can help reduce pain and improve function for individuals suffering from back pain. Physiotherapists use techniques such as massage, stretching, and exercises to help alleviate pain and improve overall function. Osteopathy also focuses on the musculoskeletal system, aiming to reduce muscle tension and improve joint mobility to alleviate pain.
Research has shown that both of these therapies are highly effective in treating chronic low back pain in individuals. In one study, osteopathic manipulation was found to be effective in reducing pain and improving function in individuals with chronic low back pain. Similarly, physiotherapy was found to be effective in reducing pain and improving function in individuals with chronic low back pain.
It’s important to seek out the help of qualified professionals as soon as possible to prevent further injury and ensure a speedy recovery. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a courageous step towards healing.
If you’re struggling with back pain, know that you’re not alone. Physiotherapy and osteopathy are two treatments that can help alleviate pain and improve function. If you live in the western region area, including Melton, Bacchus Marsh, and the outer western suburbs of Melbourne, reach out to our friendly practitioners today and take the first step towards getting back to your best self.
1. Licciardone JC, et al. Osteopathic manual treatment and ultrasound therapy for chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med. 2013 Jul-Aug;11(4):122-9.
2. Wong JJ, et al. The effectiveness of physiotherapy for nonspecific chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Dec 15;38(26):E1464-78.
3. National Health Service. Back pain. Accessed April 26, 2023 from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/back-pain/