Back pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek help from their GPs – not surprising when so many of us spend our time sitting hunched up in front of computers. Unfortunately, many people find it difficult to get a satisfactory solution and are either stuck on painkillers or put through inappropriate, painful and potentially harmful rehabilitation regimes.
After almost 3 decades treating chronic back pain, I have used a wide variety of treatment techniques in conjunction with home exercise programmes. Treatment techniques range from passive ones that require no active participation from the patient to highly active and engaging treatments. These treatments include the Maitland approach, with mobilisation and manipulation, McKenzie, Cyriax, Muscle Energy, Muscle Balance, Stabilisatiion, Massage, Electrotherapy, Feldenkrais, Acupuncture, Pilates and Yoga. The Back-in-Rehab Programme has developed from a series of simple home exercises used to augment clinical treatment techniques into a complete rehabilitation package, ensuring that everything proceeds at a safe pace, at a rate that the patient is comfortable with, and in as effective a way as possible. The benefits of good posture are also developed using a series of movements and exercises to enhance sitting awareness and posture improvement.
The Back-in-Rehab Programme has been developed to provide a clear rehabilitation pathway for people with chronic low back pain.
Peter Davies is the Founder and Director of the Back-in-Rehab Programme. Peter is a highly experienced Physiotherapist with almost 30 years of experience and a passion for the treatment of Chronic Back Pain. Peter studied Physiotherapy, Manipulative Physiotherapy and Acupuncture at the University of Sydney. He has worked throughout Australia and the UK in the private practice, at universities and with the NHS. Peter has worked as a Specialist Physiotherapist in Physiotherapy Led Back Clinics. Peter has taught manual therapy for many years to undergraduate physiotherapy students and has worked for over 12 years with the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists teaching Manual Therapy on a Masters Programme for Glasgow Caledonian University. In 1995, he established Davies Physiotherapy to provide the best in physiotherapy assessment and treatment. Peter is currently based at Your GP and GP Plus.