Lower Back Pain – what causes it?

Lower Back Pain – what causes it?

By Carin Penberthy, Physiotherapist Your lower back is a complex structure made up of bones, discs, joints, nerves, ligaments and muscles, all working together to provide a base of support for your body. This complex structure is susceptible to injury and pain and to...
How Can I Prevent Back Pain?

How Can I Prevent Back Pain?

Q – How Can I Prevent Back Pain? (By Jeremy Wisdom, Physiotherapist) The latest research tells us that often people have never had a physical trauma to cause back pain like a car accident, falling, or lifting something heavy. There is usually a combination of...
Lifting with Back Pain

Lifting with Back Pain

Life doesn’t stop when you have back pain, knowing how to properly look after yourself as your back recovers can allow you to get the most out of life during this painful time. Should I avoid lifting and bending whilst my back is sore? The spine is extremely robust...
Back Pain in Rowing – What’s the Catch?

Back Pain in Rowing – What’s the Catch?

By Adam, Physiotherapist Rowing is a great pursuit for people of all ages. It’s great for our physical, mental and social wellbeing. It provides cardiovascular fitness and strength for the whole body. But for so many rowers, lower back pain is a problem which...
Lower Back Pain Treatment

Lower Back Pain Treatment

By Carin Penberthy, Physiotherapist Lower back pain can be debilitating, not only from a pain point of view, but functionally can be very limiting and have a major effect on daily life and work activities. Although some episodes of lower back pain can be self-limiting...