The focus of our back strength program is to improve
motor control, stability,mobility and regain strength in the
functional movements required for both daily life and the
activities you love. The program utilises the skills of our
Senior Sports Physiotherapists Lisa Glover & Amanda
Simmonds and experienced Exercise Physiologists to
deliver a comprehensive 12 week functional movement
re-training & strength program.
Masters Level initial screening of the lower back
Clients will undertake a comprehensive assessment with one of our Senior
Physiotherapists which involves a complete injury history, screening questionnaire,
management to date and goals for the future. A posture, muscle strength and
functional movement assessment will be conducted to obtain baseline measures
for review throughout your rehabilitation.
No two back presentations are the same. How people move, their attitudes, beliefs, current activity level and goals shape their presentation. This is why, before commencing the Back Strength Program, each patient will have a number of consults with a Senior Physiotherapist for pain education, basic movement retraining and manual therapy where required.
Back Strength Gym Program
Once ready, the Physiotherapist transitions the patient to the gym: program.
EP INITIAL: 1 x 60 min for functional testing & gym exercise introduction.
12 WEEK PROGRAM: 1-2 x 55 min group session per week.
GYM USE: 1 x independent gym session per week over 12 week period.
EP REVIEW: 1 x 60 min review at end of program.
Prescriptive, Targeted and Supervised strengthening program
The focus of our Back Strength program is to regain functional strength in a variety of movement planes.
These include (but are not limited to);
- Trunk strength: single plane progressing to multi-planar and rotational.
- Lower limb strength targeting functional movements such as squat, lunge, step up.
- Dynamic movements: aerobic & plyometric strength.
Research Based Strengthening Program
Research shows a specific and progressive rehabilitation targeting functional movements, strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity is effective in improving function and reducing pain for chronic low back pain.*
*Gordon, R., & Bloxham, S. (2016, June). A systematic review of the effects of exercise and physical activity on non-specific chronic low back pain. In Healthcare (Vol. 4, No. 2, p. 22). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.