Back pain is very prevalent in Australia and 1 in 6 people suffer from it.
That is approximately 3.7 million people within our population are suffering from symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness and pain in the legs.
What’s more alarming is that many individuals who suffer from back pain, are often provided with incorrect treatment and advice or receive treatment that does not help to receive their symptoms or pain.
Once complications and serious other pathologies such as cancer, fracture, infections and arthritis are ruled out, physical therapy and alternative therapies including Chiropractic Care, Remedial Massage and Myotherapy have proven to be the most beneficial and least invasive approach to treat non-specific lower back pain and related symptoms.
*research by Dr. Buchbinder, a professor and researched of clinical epidemiology at Monash University.
What is Functional movement screening?
A functional movement screening (FMS) is an appointment that involves using a pre-participation screening tool, that is designed to identify compensatory movement patterns, that are indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient movement that causes reduced performance.
What are the functional movement screen tests?
The FMS helps identify muscle asymmetries, tightness, weakness and other risk factors for injury by examining the mobility and stability of the hips, core, shoulders, knees, spine and ankles.
The FMS consists of 7 movements
Its role is to pinpoint areas of movement pattern limitation and asymmetry.
4X4 Matrix Posture assessment areas:
Joint by Joint theory.
Our practitioners are trained to use Joint by joint theory to try and fix the pain and dysfunction. They can also perform a gait analysis to assess and improve your weight bearing and posture whilst walking and moving.
Our remedial therapists will apply kinesiology tape to areas that are prone to injuries and to offer also posture corrective support for the core muscles and surrounding ligaments and joints. Our therapists are also trained to use ridged tape for specific muscle groups to encourage stability and support.