Back Pain - Bobby

Objective

Training to improve core strength to combat back pain (mid back)

Background

Degeneration of the spine at an early age caused Bobby to suffer from back pain, muscle spasm and tension. With his own business to run, he could not afford to take time off and came to H2O Physio for a long term strategy.

Programme

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Water Temperature: 31ºC
  • Speed: 4.0 to 8.0kph
  • Depth: 1000mm
  • Resistance Jets: Not activated
  • Direction: Forwards, backwards and sideways
  • Number of Sessions: 8

Outcomes

With a lot of instability in the mid/thoracic region of Bobby's back, his programme was designed to strengthen and support his spine more competently.

Thirty minute sessions in the underwater treadmill, decompressed his spine and allowed him to move more freely. The intensity of the exercise was increased as the sessions progressed, making Bobby work harder and build his core strength.

Taking early steps to address back issues is an investment in your future health. Mobility problems and chronic pain will affect your quality of life and overall health.