Kieser Spinal Program
Kieser Spinal Program
Back pain is one of the leading causes of discomfort today. Estimates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that between 70-90% of people will suffer from lower back pain in some form in their lives. Chronic lower back pain is a significant health problem with a significant economic burden. The indirect costs of lower back pain can reach up to $9.17 billion per year in Australia (Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 2003). At Kieser, we strive to deliver outcomes for our clients suffering from back pain thorough the use of hands on physiotherapy and unique targeted strengthening.
Active not passive
Managing spinal conditions through exercise is the cornerstone of physiotherapy at Kieser. The evidence tells us that the best results are delivered by hands-on-therapy in combination with activity and movement (Savigny 2009).
Who do we treat?
Pain inhibits muscle activity in the lower back no matter what the cause, so our physiotherapists treat a wide variety of conditions in our facilities:
- Acute disc injuries
- Sciatic pain
- Acute joint injuries
- Core weakness
- Post surgical rehabiliation
What will the program involve?
Your first session will be one hour to allow for a thorough assessment and diagnosis. At the completion of this session you will be given an individual treatment plan based on your condition.
Typically, each session will consist of:
- 5-20 minutes of manual therapy as required - Our physiotherapists are qualified in mobilisation, manipulation, dry needling, massage and taping amongst other treatment modalities.
- 10 minutes of isolated Lumbar Extension exercise
- Up to 15 minutes of supplementary exercises as required – muscles such as the gluteals, hamstrings, abdominals and latissimus muscles can play an important role in back pain and may need to be strengthened.
Spinal exercise programs at Kieser are always:
- Supervised by a physiotherapist
- Targeted toward the muscles that are primary and secondary causes of lower back pain
- Completed slowly and safely on specific equipment
- 6-12 weeks in duration to allow muscle and connective tissue to respond to the program
When should I start?
The evidence is clear: Commencing treatment earlier is an important part of recovery from lower back pain (Wand 2004)