The role of physiotherapy in the management of lower back pain Introduction Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of physical disability, especially at the workplace. Research indicates that almost 80% of the population is likely to suffer from lower back pain in their lifetime. Physiotherapy and Low Back Pain Physiotherapy is…

Manual physical therapy is a specialized form of therapy which is given via hands as opposed to any machine or device.  In manual therapy practitioners make use of their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulates with joints to decrease back pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, joint dysfunction, or displacement.  …

  Many professional golfers have severe back problems. On video analysis there is a clear relationship between body mechanics, back problems and performance, note that “the basic power” of the golf swing arises from the abdominal muscles. When a golfer rotates through a flexed back it causes pain and decreases the accuracy and length of the…

Running Studies indicate that 9-12% of runners suffer from back pain. Impact forces during running may be as high as three times the runner’s body weight. The impact forces increase with speed, stride length, running down hill and running on uneven ground. Often, back pain in the runner is associated with injuries to the hip,…

Many of us are unaware of the “pivotal” role the back plays in all of our daily activities, whether we are athletes or not. It is equally important to understand that all of the components of this complex system — muscles, ligaments, and discs — must all be maintained in healthy working condition if we…

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