Patient story - Physiotherapy for back pain

"I have suffered with a niggly back for a number of years when eventually I bent forward to pick up the soap in the shower (of all places!) and my back well and truly 'went'. I felt an excruciating pain in my lower back and my mobility was severly restricted to the point of not being able to get my socks or shoes on without assistance."

"I greatly admire the McKenzie method of back rehabilitation"
Mr Burgess
Physiotherapy patient

"It was a frightening experience and every movement was painful. The pain felt so severe I immediately booked an appointment with a leading spinal consultant because I was sure that I would need an operation."

"I also booked in to see Claire Walsh, a McKenzie qualified physiotherapist at Spire Cheshire Hospital. Spire Cheshire Hospital is not my local hospital, I chose it because their physiotherapists use the McKenzie Technique as one of their approaches for the management of low back pain."

"Claire was extremely caring and professional and spent a great deal of time understanding the history of my back. Claire diagnosed an anterior disc bulge and I was told to do forward flexion stretches in the sitting position every one and a half hours. I started to feel slightly better even after the first day."

"After a week my mobility had improved significantly and the pain had halved. I continued with the stretches and within two weeks my mobility was back to normal and my pain had subsided almost completely. I was so pleased that I was able to cancel the appointment with the spinal consultant, when the receptionist asked if I wanted to rearrange the appointment I said 'No, your physio has fixed me! '.

"I am so grateful to Claire for her professionalism, skill and knowledge and I greatly admire the McKenzie method of back rehabilitation." 

Physiotherapy Department

  

The Physiotherapy Department is managed by Karen Whalley. Assessments and treatments at Spire Cheshire Hospital are carried out by physiotherapists who are Chartered (MCSP) and all have post graduate education in musculoskeletal conditions.

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Postural advice

Back pain is very common and most of us will suffer from it at some time in our lives. With the right approach, basic back pain could be avoided. Click here to read about back awareness

BackCare Awareness Video

 

Click here to watch the back awareness video featuring Matt Gouldthorpe, Senior Physiotherapist at Spire Cheshire Hospital and Jon Clarke from the Warrington Wolves

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