Most people will experience back pain in their lifetime. This can vary from one event that resolves easily, to ongoing significant pain that limits a person’s lifestyle.

Your symptoms may be brand new and benefit from treatment as soon as possible. Or, symptoms can be long standing and you may be in search of a detailed assessment to answer the question of “why” are you having issues?

Terms you may have heard related to your back and spine:

    • Mechanical back pain
    • Myofascial pain
    • Radiculopathy
    • Referred pain
    • Sciatica
    • Spondylolysis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Degenerative disc or joint disease
    • Facet injury
    • Disc bulge or disc protrusion
    • SIJ/SI pain/sacroiliac pain

Your physiotherapist is familiar with these problems (and more) and can help

There are many contributors to a sore back: 

    • Posture and Awkward Positions
    • Previous Injuries
    • Flexibility and Strength
    • Digestive System and Abdominal Organ Health
    • A fall
    • A car accident
    • Office work
    • Heavy lifting
    • Repetitive strain
    • Degenerative changes
    • Genetics
    • Stress

Once you have a better understanding of the origin of your symptoms, your therapist can guide you on a plan for improvement. 

Treatment may include:

    • Hands on “manual” techniques
    • Direction on “what to do” and “what not to do”
    • Exercises
    • Soft tissue/Muscle release techniques
    • Activity and positioning tips
    • Dry needling/IMS
Physiotherapists in Alberta are primary caregivers in our health care system. You do not need a doctor’s referral.