• Arthritis of the spine/ sacroiliac joint
  • Disc bulges
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle(abdominal/spinal)- Sprains/Strains/Crick
  • Muscle strength imbalances- core muscles(abdominals/spinal muscles), hip/buttock muscles
  • Rib strains/fracture related back pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-surgery Related back pain (abdominal/thorax-lung, heart/pelvic, gynaecological, caesarean section/mastectomy/spinal disc decompressions-discectomies-laminectomies-fusions)
  • Pregnancy/delivery Related back pain
  • Period (monthly cycle)/ovarian cyst/endometriosis related back pain


When someone attends me with back pain, as with any problem that someone presents with, I do a full subjective history which helps inform me of possible contributing causes. The vast majority of the time, there is no serious cause, but if I feel there could be, I will refer a person to their GP for further investigation.


Objective assessment will help inform me of what needs to be addressed in resolving a person’s back pain.


Treatment will address contributing factors such as movement restrictions in the spine (cervical-neck, upper back-thoracic spine/ribs- including rib articulations to thoracic spine and breast bone, lower back-lumbar spine, coccyx/tail-bone-coccygeal spine), pelvic joints (pubic joint/sacroiliac/iliosacral joints),muscles, ligaments, tendons and underlying visceral (organ) restrictions affecting movement of the spine, ribs, sternum, pelvis, hip/shoulder joints etc..


Appropriate education and therapeutic exercises (addressing flexibility and strength deficits and imbalances) will be part of the treatment also.

If appropriate orthotics/insoles may be prescribed


The aim is to restore pain free movement and function.