Back pain is a very common complaint, but the causes of low back pain can be vast. Understanding the nature of your pain and injury is key to effective treatment.

What should I expect in my first appointment?

At New Victoria Physiotherapy, because of the complexity of low back pain, an initial assessment takes approximately 1 hour. On arrival, you will be asked to complete a few forms giving consent for physiotherapy treatment, and to confirm your details.

The initial assessment would begin by taking a full history to ensure that we can accurately rule out any serious conditions, and allow us to understand fully the nature of your pain. Common questions will be regarding the aggravating and easing factors, the pattern of your symptoms. We will also enquire about any previous injuries, past medical history, medications and a social history.

Following this, the physiotherapist will proceed to a full examination which may include:

  • observation of posture and spinal curves
  • movement analysis
  • neurological testing
  • specific joint and muscle testing

Examples of Back Conditions treated:

  • Disc Injuries
  • Spondylosis
  • Spinal Joint Injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve Impingement
  • Piriformis Syndrome

There are a lot of conditions that can affect the low back, and our physiotherapists are well equipped with them all. Should we feel your condition requires further investigation or treatment, we are lucky enough to have specialist consultants nearby as part of New Victoria Hospital.

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Appointment Duration

Initial Assessment60 minutes
Follow Up Treatments30 minutes

Service Details

Insurance CoverageYes

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