Personal Training & Physiotherapy For Back Pain

According to Statistics Canada, up to 85% of working people can experience lower back pain and soreness during their lifetime[1]. This pesky soreness is commonly caused by extended time in poor postures, muscle weakness and a sedentary lifestyle. Many who work desk jobs such as lawyers, accountants, managers, and computer programmers see back soreness as a regular occurrence.

To fix this, many will choose to remain sedentary or rest until the pain has subsided. This approach will yield even further deconditioning of the lower back muscles and the eventual return of pain and fatigue. Not only that, but the rest of your muscles will also remain inactive which can lead to weight gain, total body stiffness, and low energy levels.

Multiple studies have shown that supervised exercise is a safe and very effective way to manage lower back pain[2-5]. Working with one of our physical therapists or trainers will not only reduce the risk of future injury and damage to your spine, but also allow you to get a good workout in at the same time!

We start by assessing your current situation by asking questions and conducting recognized kinesthetic tests. Upon completion, we will provide you with our professional recommendation going forward based on our findings and your goals. This recommendation usually consists of an individually prescribed exercise routine supervised by one of our professionals.

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[2] Dreisinger TE. Exercise in the management of chronic back pain. Ochsner J. 2014;14(1):101–107.

[3] Michaelson P, Holmberg D, Aasa B, Aasa U. High load lifting exercise and low load motor control exercises as interventions for patients with mechanical low back pain: A randomized controlled trial with 24-month follow-up. J Rehabil Med. 2016;48(5):456-63.

[4] Welch N, Moran K, Antony J, et al. The effects of a free-weight-based resistance training intervention on pain, squat biomechanics and MRI-defined lumbar fat infiltration and functional cross-sectional area in those with chronic low back. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2015;1(1):e000050. Published 2015 Nov 9. doi:10.1136/bmjsem-2015-000050

[5] Lee JS, Kang SJ. The effects of strength exercise and walking on lumbar function, pain level, and body composition in chronic back pain patients. J Exerc Rehabil. 2016;12(5):463–470. Published 2016 Oct 31. doi:10.12965/jer.1632650.325