‘80% of Australians will experience back pain at some stage in their life!’
Most work and leisure activities that involve bending, lifting or prolonged sitting put significant stress through our back. Back injuries occur when the stress placed on the back is greater than what the surrounding structures can support.
With the aid of physiotherapy and rehabilitation exercises Australia’s most successful rower and triple Olympic gold medallist, 37 year old Drew Ginn has been able to successfully manage a bulging disc in his back, which kept him out of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Since then Drew Ginn has been able to continue to compete in elite rowing for over a decade winning a further two gold medals, aiming for his fourth during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In rowing excessive load is placed on the back during the forward motion whilst the legs are extended. An Olympic rower such as Drew Ginn would cover > 700 kilometres per month whilst performing this action.
Common Lower Back Injuries:
- Disc Bulges
- Muscle strains
- Stress fractures
- Joint injuries
Essendon Physio Group’s Physiotherapists are able to diagnose and treat your lower back injury through:
- Manual treatment techniques
- Stretching exercises
- Protective bracing methods
- Education on preventative strategies
Like Drew Ginn you too can successfully manage your back pain.
Call Essendon Physio Group on (03) 9351 0677 for an appointment today.