Better Back Programme

If you suffer with acute or chronic low back pain you will understand the physical and emotional distress this can cause.

We completely understand what you are going through and have helped many thousands of people get over their pain and return to a normal fully functional life.

Low Back pain (with or without referred pains into the legs) is normally as a result of inflammation/strain/stress affecting the spinal discs, joints, ligaments, muscles or nerves.

Lower Back Pain


The causes of low back pain are usually multifactorial. The physical reasons can include bulging or herniated discs, degenerative changes, joint arthritis (Spondylitis). However there are non- physical factors that can contribute including stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, occupation, hobbies/interests and social drivers such as income and home life.


Low Back pain and sciatica can persist for many years however with the correct input are very manageable and in many cases curable.

With the correct input it is possible to see a change within the first few weeks, however normally changes are seen within 6-12 weeks (persistent or long term back pain is more challenging and often takes longer to change).

What does our Treatment Programme include?

  • Back care advice/education
  • Manual therapy and manipulation to ease the pain and to restore normal joint movement
  • Acupuncture to help with pain management
  • IDD Therapy see our IDD therapy page
  • Soft tissue work to release tight muscles or trigger points if required
  • Taping to support or provide feedback
  • Postural re-education
  • Ergonomic assessment and recommendations
  • Progressive exercise programme to include:
    Postural , proprioceptive and co-ordination exercises
    Focused retraining and strengthening of muscles that help to support the lower back , pelvis and hip
  • Retraining of movement patterns – Specifically for sport and hobbies
  • Functional/Sport specific rehabilitation
Spine Vertebral Column with Pelvis Explanation

We have 4 programmes we use for the treatment and rehabilitation of low back pain

Silver (for straight forward pain or new onset/first time symptoms)
Treatment: Treatment is normally carried out over a 8 week period and requires approximately 6 sessions.

Gold (for more complex or longer term cases) 16 weeks
Treatment: Treatment is normally carried out over a 3-4 month period and requires approximately 12 sessions.

IDD Therapy
Treatment: Treatment is normally carried out over a 6 week period and requires approximately 20 sessions.

IDD Therapy Plus
Treatment: Treatment is normally carried out over a 3-4 month period and requires approximately 24 sessions.

X-Ray Analysis on Computer

Review / Reassessment

At the end of your treatment we will review your progress and plan the next steps – this may be discharge with advice and ongoing maintenance, home exercise programme or it could be further sessions to maintain joint stiffness, progress to more challenging exercises, work or sport specific input. Treatment intervals at this point normally occur every 2-4 weeks.

Important Information

Rehabilitation is not a quick fix and can be longer due to age, length of symptoms, and the extent of degeneration and weakness. It is very important that you attend your treatment sessions as suggested by your therapist and follow through with your re-assessment. The recommendations in this action plan are based on your individual condition and examination results.

Next Steps / Options

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What Our Patients Say

Lindsey 34 Hutton, Essex “I was in 10 out of 10 back pain... now after my treatment I am feeling much better and am back in the gym using the cross trainer and stair master again”
Jane 38 Brentwood, Essex “I was suffering from debilitating headaches 3 times a week... the hands on treatment was really good even after the first session I felt amazing! Now I feel fantastic!”
Mark 41 Langdon Hills, Essex “You isolated the problem to damage in my lower disc... It’s now hugely better and I am back to football”


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