Spinal Physiotherapy


Approximately 80% of the population will experience back pain or neck pain at some stage in their life. Tension headaches arising from the neck and low back pain are very common in Canberra due to the high number of working professionals sitting at computers.

Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy has successfully treated many clients from Gungahlin, Canberra City, and the wider Canberra community for acute as well as chronic back pain, sciatica, thoracic pain, disc pain, spinal nerve pain, neck pain and tension headaches.

On your first visit, we will establish an accurate diagnosis and direct the most appropriate evidence-based treatment to suit your needs. Physiotherapy treatment techniques for back pain, neck pain and headaches can include:
physiotherapy for spinal injuries

  • Massage
  • Support bracing or taping
  • Advice regarding optimal sleeping position and pillow type
  • Joint mobilisation – a gentle manual treatment that can improve joint mobility
  • Joint manipulation – a more vigorous manual treatment to gain end range joint mobility
  • Traction – especially helpful for nerve root irritation
  • Postural correction
  • Dry Needling dry needling
  • Real Time Ultrasound imaging
  • Supervised stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Gym work
  • Education regarding lifting and manual handling
  • Prevention strategies
  • Advice on self-help strategies
  • Workstation set-up advice

Your physio treatment for your back pain or neck pain are explained in an easy to understand format. If necessary we can arrange x-rays or MRI although these are usually not required.

Why choose us for back pain and neck pain physiotherapy?

  • We listen, we care and we get results
  • We are experienced in treating acute and chronic back and neck pain
  • We keep up to date with current research on injury management
  • We can ultilise a number of our comprehensive services for best result
  • We use a real time ultrasound machine to ensure you correctly recruit your deep core muscles
  • You can use our gym for end stage rehabilitation
  • We nearly always prescribe exercises at each consultation
  • We provide self-management strategies
  • We provide advice on prevention to keep the pain away
  • We provide long appointments
  • We can use acupuncture dry needling to help healing
  • We give you exercises so you can work on your injury between sessions