Back Pain / Sciatica
Therapy used in our treatment for back pain in Glasgow, as well as Sciatica pain, can include Sports Injury Massage and Spinal Mobilisation techniques is an important treatment option for most back pain sufferers.
The Sports Therapy Scotland team is trained to BSc (Hons) SST, MCSP, graduate level with years of combined experience and can carry out your doctor’s orders to stretch, strengthen, and exercise your back in a safe and effective way.
It is important that manual therapy is coupled with education so that patients can be empowered to take charge of their own recovery.
The Team at Sports Therapy Scotland are trained to give instruction on posture, educate patients about basic anatomy and physiology, and instruct patients in body mechanics, stretching, strengthening and conditioning exercises.
The examination and assessment will determine if other types of treatments including ultrasound, heat, diathermy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy, sports injury massage or spinal mobilisation/manipulation may be indicated.
Sports Therapy Scotland will conduct an examination and assessment and will determine if there are any joint limitations or muscle weakness as well as pinpointing the pain distribution in your treatment for back pain and or sciatica pain.
Heat therapy and massage, as well as ultrasound, may be used to ease back pain. In the past, these types of treatments, which demanded little from the patient, and soothed the pain were used as the mainstay of treatment.
Unfortunately, while these “modalities,” as they are called by therapists, feel good at the time, the pain relief produced by sports injury massage and ultrasound treatments are often only temporary.
More recently therapists have demanded physical activity from their patients, which may cause minor pain at the beginning of the course of treatment, but has longer lasting therapeutic effects: strengthening the back and relieving pain in the long run.
Some therapists that treat patients with mobilisation techniques, movement, exercise, strengthening and conditioning, encouraging a gradual increase in activity, are usually the most successful.
Contact Sports Therapy Scotland to discuss treatment for back pain and/or sciatica pain symptoms.
All sports injuries are treated at The Sports Therapy Scotland Sports Injury Clinics in Glasgow and Stirling including all back pain and back injuries.