Back Pain Program
For persistent non-specific lower back pain the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends a course of treatment of approximately 8-12 weeks of manual therapy that can include spinal manipulation and acupuncture. It can be challenging to access this type of treatment in a timely and convenient manner. At Osteopathy Nottingham, based at the Original Movement holistic studio, we provide a comprehensive program with each of these elements.
Treatment is patient centered with a key focus being on self-management of symptoms. Too often conventional treatment stops when pain is alleviated, but at Original Movement a course of treatment includes a ‘functional exercise program’ designed to improve how we lift, bend, shift and twist for pain free movement. A functional program aims to address individual deficits in strength and mobility at the root cause of pain and dysfunction.
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Emerging evidence suggests that variation is inherent within a functional movement such that no movement is never performed the in the same way twice. That ‘normal’ movement patterns may not exist and that to attempts to ‘retrain ideal movement’ for purposes of musculoskeletal rehabilitation may be erroneous. This has led to criticism of biomechanical approaches to movement rehabilitation. Is it time to re-evaluate the standard biomechanical model?
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Conventional thought suggests that for most distinct movement patterns (e.g. squat, lift, sit, push, pull, step, lunge, bend, twist etc.) there is an ideal form or technique. In contrary to this emerging research suggests that variation in movement is actually quite ‘normal’, such that no movement is ever repeated in the same way twice (1). In this article we discuss how loss of movement variation is associated with increased incidence of injury and reduced performance. We go on to recommend that traditional training and rehabilitation may be extended to include strategies to increase movement variation.
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