Lower Back Pain

Have you ever experienced back pain? If you have, it’s certainly not uncommon.

Research suggests that around 80% of us have experienced some back pain in our lives.

The back is an amazing and complex system of vertebrae, discs, nerves, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Your back is heavily involved with your overall ability to keep upright, to walk and to move.

However, when pain strikes, everyday movements and tasks can feel like a severe struggle and very quickly decrease your quality of life and your ability to lead a healthy, active life.

Some of the most common causes of lower back pain are:

– Back muscle strains
– Ligament strains
– Bulging discs
– Bone injuries
– Poor posture

Although these are some of the more common causes of back pain, there are a multitude of different causes, so it’s best to get an accurate assessment to get to the source of your pain.

The team at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy are have previously treated a range of back injuries and chronic conditions.

A combination of hands on physiotherapy and core strengthening exercises can be some of the first steps to get you on your way to a healthy, pain free back.

Call Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy today to book in your initial assessment on 47217798 or email: info@progressiverehab.com.au

Suzanne graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Sports and Exercise Science) in 2015. She then went on to continue her studies at Macquarie University graduating from the Doctor of Physiotherapy post-graduate degree in June 2019.

Since graduating, Suzanne has worked in the local Penrith area in both private practice and Sports Physiotherapy. Suzanne has worked with sporting teams including Penrith District Netball Association, Mt Druitt Rangers (NPL), Penrith Valley Figure Skating Club, and local dance and cheer schools. 

Suzanne has a particular interest in working with artistic athletes including cheerleaders and dancers. She has a professional background in both cheer and dance and has previously worked as both a cheer coach and dance teacher. Suzanne’s previous experiences are an invaluable resource to her as a physiotherapist, as she has a thorough understanding of the level of physical fitness and skill acquisition that these athletes must have in order to be successful on stage and in competition.

Suzanne’s other areas of clinical interest reside in lower limb musculoskeletal injuries, spinal pathologies and women’s health.

Nathanial graduated as a physiotherapist in 2012 which saw him work in private practice and hospital settings gaining experience in all areas of physiotherapy including hand therapy, splinting/casting, pre/post-operative care, Men’s Health and general musculoskeletal, occupational and sports physiotherapy. Since then he has gone on to complete further studies in physiotherapy enabling him to be the only dual titled Musculoskeletal, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist in Penrith.

Nathanial has a strong background in sports physiotherapy achieving accreditation with NSWIS as a service provider and working with many elite sports teams.

Nathanial has a particular interest in working with elite athletes, complex cases and in particular assessment and management of knee, hip and shoulder pain.

Andrea graduated from the Australian Catholic University completing her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018 and Master’s of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2020. After graduating she attained accreditation with ESSA as an Exercise Physiologist.

During her studies she gained clinical experience in both hospital and private practice settings, working in the cardiac rehabilitation program, heart failure service and mental health unit at Nepean Hospital. And at the ACU Exercise and Lifestyle Clinic working with clients with neurological conditions, cancer and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Since graduating, Andrea enjoys working with a variety of clients. She has a particular interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions, striving to help people increase their functional capacity to get them back to work, sport or the things they love doing.