Back Physiotherapist, East Bentleigh, Melbourne

Back Physiotherapist, East Bentleigh, Melbourne

Free yourself from the burden of back pain by seeing a specialised back physiotherapist.

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Receive expert physio guidance for lower back pain and discomfort

Spinal pain, in particular low back pain, is the most common condition we see and treat. 80% of the population gets back pain at some stage of their life.

There are so many factors that can contribute to the development of lower back pain – congenital, hereditary, sedentary postures, weakness and lack of conditioning, sporting injuries, and life accidents. It is not only getting over your current back injury but preventing it from happening again that is the key. Back pain comes in many forms, but when it does come, it can be debilitating and impact your ability to do your normal daily activities.

Lower back physio treatment

Getting an accurate diagnosis and an effective management plan that involves both treatment and prevention strategies is essential.

It’s important to note that the underlying cause of low back pain can vary from person to person, and a thorough assessment by a physiotherapist is crucial to determine the most appropriate treatment plan and rehabilitation exercises tailored to the specific condition and individual needs.

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Common causes for lower back pain

Some of the more common lower back complaints we treat include:

Muscle Strain

Overuse, lifting heavy objects, or sudden movements can lead to muscle strains in the lower back, resulting in pain and discomfort.

Disc Conditions

So many terms can be used to describe this – slipped, bulging, protruding, prolapsed, herniated, sequestrated. Many of this terms are inaccurate and just create fear and protection, but often with a lumbar spine condition movement is necessary, you just need to know the right movements to do!

Degenerative Disc Disease

Another frequently used term to describe “wear and tear” seen on scans. This description often leads patients to avoid activity and exercise, leading to more pain and stiffness. As with disc conditions, movement is key. Let us show you how to move right!

Spinal Stenosis

This condition involves the narrowing of the spinal canal, which can compress the spinal cord or nerves, causing pain and sometimes numbness or weakness in the legs. Pain can be quite severe depending on the level of irritation of the nerve.


Sciatica is characterised by pain that radiates down the leg, often caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve due to various factors, including disc or facet joint problems, or spinal stenosis. The term sciatica is just a general one, and does not explain why you have the pain.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

The sacroiliac joint connects the sacrum to the pelvis, and can result in lower back pain that may radiate to the buttocks and back of the thigh. More common in women, especially during and after pregnancy.

Facet Joint Arthritis

The facet joints of the spine allow us to move. Like any joint, the facet joints can show some signs of ageing which leads to stiffness, pain and inflammation. But like any joint, it is movement and strength that is required, not lack of movement and protection.


This condition occurs when one vertebra slips forward over another, potentially causing lower back pain and nerve compression. But 1 in 20 people are born with a spondylolisthesis and most of these people do not have back pain. A diagnosis of spondylolisthesis is not a guarantee for pain, the vast majority of people lead pain free lives.

We pride ourselves on providing strategies for lower back pain management

At Southern Suburbs Physiotherapy Centre (SSPC), we pride ourselves on the quality and range of services we provide. With over 150 years of combined back physiotherapy experience, our therapists work in partnership with you to ensure a tailored and comprehensive program for lower back pain management.

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