Backs in Balance - learn how to improve your back pain with exercise and lifestyle
Is your back pain slowing you down, or
stopping you from doing the things you love the most?
Are you having sleepless nights, leaving you
exhausted in the day?
Are you fed up with paying the physio, chiro,
or massage therapist every week
just to keep you moving?
You're not alone. 1 in 4 Australians suffer with lower back pain on any given day, and half of the population have had back pain in the past month! For some of us, the pain is acute - that is, it goes away after a few days or a week or two. For other people, the pain is chronic, it just persists, and continues on and on, affecting every part of our lives. Back pain doesn’t just worsen our physical health, it wreaks havoc on our social lives, our family time, and our mental health and well being.
Our Exercise Physiologists at Health in Balance are trained specialists in exercise, rehabilitation, and lifestyle medicine for lower back pain management. We know exactly how to safely assess you, your muscle strength, flexibility, fitness, and movement control, and work together with you to develop a rehabilitation, strengthening, and health and well-being program to get you back into the life that you miss.
I had been suffering from radicular pain down my leg due to a bulging disc for a long time and this was interrupting my day to day life as well as my sleep. After consulting Health in Balance over a three week period, pain had significantly reduced and my function is about 90% better than what it was previously. Three months into my exercise rehab i continue to improve in strength, function and am enjoying uninterrupted sleep. I am amazed at the improvement and am virtually pain free now.
Dianne - Caulfield
Have been plagued by back problems over many years and more recently by a recurrence of neck soreness and swollen and painful knees. Health in Balance has provided a comprehensive program to address all these issues compared to the ‘piecemeal’ interventions that I have received in the past. The exercises have been carefully selected and graded to meet my current level of fitness while gradually extending my strength. I am enjoying a noticeably increased range of movement throughout my body and feel confident to attempt exercises that I previously regarded as beyond my ability.
Felicia - Bentleigh East
I have suffered with a great deal of stiffness and intermittent pain in my neck and back for some years now, owing primarily to my poor posture and lack of physical exercise. Health in Balance have provided me with a series of exercises which I complete once per week at the clinic, and a separate program that I can complete at home on a more regular basis. The result has been a very marked improvement, and I am able to once again sleep uninterrupted, free of pain. I also feel more energetic!
June, St Kilda East
I have been referring my patients to Health In Balance since first meeting with Edouard and Daniel. I refer patients with diabetes, osteoarthritis, obesity, patients at risk of falls as well as any other chronic medical condition that will benefit from improved strength, balance and fitness. It is not uncommon for my patients to opt to continue with their program at Health in Balance after their Medicare funded sessions have run out; this in itself is a great testament to the care and professionalism of the team. I have always received excellent feedback from patients about the personalised services that the team at Health in Balance provides. For many elderly patients it is a reintroduction to exercise that they were fearful of making on their own. It is a pleasure to work in partnership.
Dr Sharon Monagle, Beaumaris
Our patients have regularly used the services at Health in Balance and have been unanimously happy with the attention they receive and the good results of their care.
Dr Carl Jansz, Brighton
Move again and take control of your back pain, with a safe exercise and rehab program of strength, flexibility, fitness and mobility
Our Backs in Balance ™ program at Health in Balance Caulfield South has been designed to provide you with the exact skills and knowledge you need to help you with your pain. We will:
- Work closely with your GP, and any other therapist (physiotherapist, osteopath, chiropractor, massage therapist, orthopedic surgeon), to ensure we’re all on the same page with your strength and rehab plan
- Review and explain any imaging or scans that you have for your spine
- Assess and analyse your lifestyle habits: sleep; stress; exercise and physical activity; nutrition; stress and pain management techniques / coping strategies
- Assess your physical abilities using a range of proven testing techniques
- Set some realistic goals with you - and dig talking about the impact they’ll have on your life
- Prescribe a targeted lifestyle plan, specific to you, that actually gets the results you want
- Be a constant support for you, being there when you need us