Lower back pain physiotherapy

What is Lower back Pain Physiotherapy?

In Australia Lower Back Pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions that Clients present to Physiotherapists with looking for help, answers and relief. Lower back pain can affect anyone regardless of gender, age, occupation or activity levels. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 1 in 6 (16%) of Australians are currently experiencing and living with Lower Back Pain, whether that be either Acute or Chronic in nature.

Lower Back Pain can range in severity from mild in some cases to severe and disabling in others. It can also be brought on from a number of different causes; work-related injuries, sport and lifestyle injuries, or even diseases. According to the World Health Organisation of the incidences of low back pain, approximately 90% are non-specific in naturing meaning that there is no specific disease or structure that is the root cause of the pain.

What can Physiotherapy do for Lower Back Pain?

Physiotherapists are trained to be able to assist individuals with a variety of different conditions, as well as being able to assist with diagnosis of injury. As such Physiotherapists are one of the ideal front line supports to assist in diagnosis and treatment for Lower Back Pain for individuals. Being able to accurately diagnose what can be causing your injury, as well as being able to refer to other medical professionals if further investigation is required.

The research into Lower Back Pain shows that physiotherapy is an extremely effective tool in helping to reduce pain and dysfunction, as well as improving functional ability and returning to the activities that you want to get back into. Physiotherapists can provide treatment in a number of different ways such as; Manual Therapy Techniques (Massage, Joint Mobilisation, Stretching), Dry Needling, Specific Targeted Exercises, Lifestyle Modifications, and Technique Modifications.

By providing individualised rehabilitation programs targeted at the movements and positions that are causing discomfort we can ensure that each person has techniques that will work towards their goals no matter what they may be.

Body Smart Health and your Lower Back Pain
Physio lower back painInterested in getting your lower back pain under control? Contact Body Smart Health today to talk to our lovely customer experience team and we can get you booked in with one of our experienced Physiotherapists to take you through an initial consultation and help to develop an individualised rehabilitation plan.


1. Low back pain (2023) World Health Organization. Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/low-back-pain.
2. Chronic musculoskeletal conditions : Back problems (2023) Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Available at: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/back-problems.
3. George, S.Z. et al. (2021) ‘Interventions for the management of acute and chronic low back pain: Revision 2021’, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 51(11). doi:10.2519/jospt.2021.0304.

Luke Stephens 

Physiotherapist, B.ExNutriSci, MPhysiotherapy – Redcliffe clinic


To book an appointment with Luke, please contact reception@bodysmarthealth.com.au or phone 1300 630 204