We are specialized in back pain prevention and treatment and adults children scoliosis therapy.
Our 3 steps strategy: 1) Release mechanical stiffness and eliminate pain, 2) Maintain and rebalance the muscles, 3) establish good habits by giving advice and exercises.
Techniques used: the McKenzie technique, the Global Postural Reeducation (RPG), Busquet Method of Physiological Chains, the Method of Muscle and Joint Chains G.D.S. elaborate, the physio pilates.
Back pain, Symptoms and causes
80% of people suffer from back pain at least once a year and low back pain or kidney pain is the most common form of it.
Back pain can suddenly arrive, typically at the lower back pain, or it can manifest gradually. ""Acute back pain"" is defined as the one that lasts up to 12 weeks, beyond that it is referred to as “chronic back pain”.
85% of back pain is mild and nonspecific, meaning its cause cannot be identified and, in most cases, it goes away within a few weeks. Those issues often caused by poor posture when handling a heavy object, or by poor posture or lack of regular exercise.
Rarely back pain is recurrent, causing chronic and disabling symptoms and having a specific cause such as herniated disc, fracture, disc rupture, osteoarthritis, wear and calcifications of the spine, internal organ inflammation, other metabolic diseases or infections.
Back pain treatment
Physiocare specializes in back pain treatment; at first, our therapists will make an assessment, understand your lifestyle and identify any relevant anomalies such as a herniated disc.
After they will proceed to treat the spine muscles and joints. The strategy takes place in 3 steps: 1) Release mechanical stiffness and eliminate pain, 2) Maintain and rebalance the muscles, 3) establish good habits by giving advice and exercises.Here are some techniques commonly used to treat back, neck and lower back pain:
1) Manual therapy, to unblock the joints, reduce pain and facilitate movement
2) Massages to relax the muscles but also to reduce pain and inflammation.
3) Stretching the muscle chains to correct posture and relieve the spine. (Busquet technique, RPG or GDS).
4) The McKenzie Technique, which includes exercises to relieve pain and inflammation in sciatica and herniated discs.
5) Muscle strengthening exercises, to tone and strengthen the lumbar strap.
6) Daily gymnastics of the back, for muscle, joint and bone maintenance. (Physio-Pilates)"
Scoliosis, Symptoms and Causes
Scoliosis is a spine deviation associated with a rotation of the vertebrae, occurs mainly in childhood and adolescence, but can also happen in adulthood.
Most of the forms of scoliosis have unknown causes while other forms are caused by genetic, neuromuscular palsies, or bone degenerations in adults.
Scoliosis symptoms vary according to the severity that can be measured with the angle of deviation from the normal curvature. The symptoms may include pain, weakness, difficulty walking, and digestive issues and may visibly manifest with physical deformities such as a larger shoulder or hip. high than the other.
In severe cases the deformation can affect the chest area, causing heart and breathing problems.
In most of the cases physiotherapy, spinal corsets, special shoes and orthopedic insoles can provide relief while surgery is only recommended in severe cases
Our Physiotherapists are specialized in scoliosis treatment and use several techniques such as the Mézières one, the Global Postural Rehabilitation (RPG) created by Philippe Souchard, the Busquet Method of Physiological Chains and the Method of Muscle and Joint Chains G.D.S. developed by Godelieve Denys-Struyf.
These approaches are based on the practice of active stretching postures and sensorimotor integration exercises: the main objectives are to slow the progression of the curvature, improve posture and eliminate back pain.
A postural assessment at the start of the treatment is always performed to determine the assess the stiffness of the trunk and define the treatment plan.
After the evaluation, our specialist will prepare a program of physiotherapy sessions and exercises and the progress will be reviewed with you and adapted in line with the results obtained and the patient's feedback.