Back Pain


Is back pain stopping you from working, sleeping, fun activities, or simply enjoying life? 

You are not alone, up to 80% of people experience back pain during their lives.  Most causes of back pain are due to common complaints that Osteopaths can treat. Koru Osteopaths are experienced in getting you out of pain and back to all those activities you enjoy.

A consultation involves discussing your current complaint and medical history.  An assessment is performed, involving basic movements and looking at your posture.  Further in depth testing may be appropriate in some circumstances, such as an abdominal examination or checking signs of nerve impingement such as performing reflex testing.  A diagnosis of your back pain will be discussed and an appropriate management plan will be tailored to your individual needs.  We may advise you on appropriate exercises, dietary or lifestyle factors that may impact your recovery.  Treatment involves using a variety of hands on techniques, which may vary depending on your age, health status and specific complaint.    The approach used may vary at different appointments.

Research supports the use of Osteopathy for the treatment of low back pain and is becoming more accepted and well known in the larger medical community. (1,2,3)

Sometimes a more serious cause of back pain may require specialist care and we are trained to differentiate what type of care you need.  In some circumstances, we may refer for investigations, such as an x-ray or directly to another care provider.

Please contact us if you require further information or would like to make an appointment, or why wait when you can book here right now.

Dr Jaci Hartley and Dr Josie Chambers, both Osteopaths have a special interest in helping back pain suffers back to health.

  1.  Frank H. Frank JD. Fryer G. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for non-specific low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis, BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014 Aug 30; 15:286
  2. Taskforce on Low Back Pain Clinical Practice Guidelines, American Osteopathic Association Guidelines for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) for Patients with Low Back Pain, J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2016 Aug 1;116(8):536-49
  3. Licciardone JC. Brimhall AK. King LN. Osteopathic manipulative treatment for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised control trials, BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2005 Aug: 6;43