Are you searching for a solution that works for back pain?

Many of us are – but solutions and what to do for Back Pain vary widely.

There’s heaps of information out there on the internet about what you should or shouldn’t do for back pain.

  • You should rest
  • You should move
  • You should stretch
  • You should avoid stretching
  • You should release muscles
  • Don’t release muscles
  • Give up sport
  • Stay active
  • Get stronger
  • Don’t start exercise

Where do you start?

How do you know what would work?

If you have an acute injury – there is a process that occurs in the body –

Phase one – inflammatory process – last 24-48 hours and YOU SHOULD REST here – you want to avoid making your injury or pain worse – 

Phase two – repair process – from 0 – 12 weeks depending on your injury – minor injury 3-6 weeks, major injury 12 weeks – the tissues are repairing and are prone to reinjury if you over-stress them.

Phase three – Remodelling – 6-12 weeks+ – the tissues have healed and are getting stronger in this phase. We can stress and load them but need to be careful that we do so in the right way as we’re trying to ensure the tissues heal strong and be able to protect against further injury.

Most people skip stage three because they may become pain free and not properly strengthen and rehabilitate injuries… leaving themselves open to future problems.

In chronic issues – we are long past all those phases so can’t utilise the healing process – so things in this case are different.

We may be more subject to how the body has healed and adapted post pain or injury – especially if it hasn’t returned to its pre-injury state.

We may have altered how we use and recruit our muscles – whether some are tighter, weaker, more active, less responsive than they used to be.

So what should you do?

What do you need?

Our Two week Back Pain Immersion Program will go through all out best tips for managing back pain – with a new topic daily for you to try at home (online) – quick and easy action for the main issues common with back pain – starts April 1st Online – online video training. Find out More here

Our Back School Program starts April 25th and will be 8 weeks of training for back pain and will cover things far more in depth than the two weeks immersion with lots more information covering different back conditions. Online video training. Find out more here

Our In house Back Strong and Back Fit Workshops – in house in person training over 8 weeks – workshop style with training, followed by practical sessions. Email us for info –

These are over and above our standard consults and Clinical Pilates training that we offer for private clinical clients.


About Saree Hewlett (149 Articles)
Saree has 20 + years as a physio, training in the UK and completing her Masters in Manual Therapy in Perth, UWA. She has integrated Pilates into her practise having trained in the Polestar method and currently owns and runs two Studios in Perth's Northern Suburbs. A previous international Artistic Skater she understands the needs of sports people and also those suffering from chronic pain and reduced function - we all want the same thing - to be the best we can be! She is married with two active young boys!

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