Osteopathy and Pilates treatment for back pain

Located in the Western suburb of Footscray, the TWD Clinic Osteopathy and Clinical Pilates method for treating low back pain, hip pain and any problems in the knee, ankle or foot, always starts with a very simple test.

We assess for any lack of symmetry in weight bearing on both legs – it’s a very simple test, but extremely sensitive because it tells us exactly where the problem is. The test is a dynamic side flexion to each side – this highlights any lack of coordinated motion at any part of the lower back, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Continue reading »

Low back pain

Chronic low back pain. Why does some back pain not go away, even when you have had treatment? Probably the most common reasons are incorrect diagnosis, or treatment aimed at the wrong area. There are a few key things that are typically overlooked when it comes to low back pain.

Low back pain is sometimes on one side, both sides, or can even swap sides. There may be pain into the buttock area, and/or down the front, side, or back of either leg. Most times, it will resolve on its own within one to two weeks, but when it persists the correct diagnosis and course of treatment is essential. Continue reading »