Using Physiotherapy to Resolve Back Pain Conditions and Causes

28 May 2021

Back Pain: More Common Than You Think

Are you experiencing Back Pain? As many as 80% of all adults in the world have experienced back pain at least once in their life. Not surprisingly, the most common type of pain people experience is back related. The increasing trend of back pain cases can be attributed to over usage of technology as well as sedentary lifestyles, especially more so for desk-bound workers.

Lady in office looking at computer having back pain
Spending long hours in front of the computer causes Neck, Shoulder and Back pain.

With an average of 8 to 9 hours spent at the desk in suboptimal posture and uncomfortable positions, aches and pain are inevitable. Apart from aches and pains from poor posture, there are also instances of back pain whereby medical attention is needed in order to prevent the condition from worsening.

Physiotherapy Analyzing on Client Back Pain Causes

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Resolve your Back Pain Condition with our team of Physiotherapists.

Common Conditions of Back Pain

What is Back Pain Physiotherapy?

The physiotherapy field is the treatment of injury, disease, and disorders through methods such as back pain exercises, massage therapy, and other treatments. Physiotherapy services do not include any medication or surgery but our physiotherapists are able to refer you to a specialist if necessary.

A physiotherapist can alleviate these pains through a plethora of treatment techniques to restore, maintain, and help prevent impediments towards the patient’s mobility, function, and well-being.

How can Physiotherapy help with resolving back pain?

Having back pain that lasts for more than a few weeks can be a hindrance to your daily activity. Simple things such as bending over to pick something off the floor can become seemingly difficult. Apart from the physical toll on your body, living in constant pain can also impact your mental wellbeing negatively.

A physiotherapist will be able to accurately diagnose the root cause of your back pain, relieve the immediate pain, and come up with a treatment plan to ensure that the pain does not recur. This can consist of exercises or manual therapy. This will ensure that you will be able to get back to normal functioning levels as quickly as possible.

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Core Concepts physiotherapist will be able to accurately diagnose the root cause and resolve your back pain condition.

Why Choose Us?

Established in 2003, we are the largest private physiotherapy group in Singapore. At Core Concepts Singapore, our team of multi-speciality physiotherapists together with sports massage therapists, functional trainers and pilates instructors work together to provide a holistic rehabilitation journey for our clients.

We’re firm believers in ‘The Thinking Physiotherapist’. Our first step, in any case, is to determine the cause of the problem and unlock and resolve the multiple layers of pain you feel. Instead of simply temporarily relieving your pain symptoms, we aim to fix the underlying cause. From there, we work to ensure that your pain doesn’t return by making sure that your body is better, stronger and more functional to prevent a recurrence of your problem.

At Core Concepts Singapore, we’re committed to helping you Get Better and Stay Better.


I visited Core Concepts to improve my posture and worked with Yiru and Carmelle. Over 2-3 months I learned a lot about body posture and how I can use my environment to support it best. The exercises to strengthen my back and core were thoughtful and adjusted to my level. I'm happy with the result and confident to maintain a better posture. The team was positive and great to work with. Thank you Core Concepts Team!
Markus Stalder
Markus Stalder
03:33 28 Jun 21
Great staff, great place, been there for 3 months and my back doesn't ache anymore. Greatly recommend !
Antoine Livrizzi
Antoine Livrizzi
05:21 07 Jun 21
I worked extensively with Sylvia, one of her colleagues, and Carmelle the physical trainer. All of them displayed the highest level of professionalism. They also successfully diagnosed the cause of my neck, shoulder, and back pain and worked patiently with me over the course of several months to get rid of it.
Joshua Tan
Joshua Tan
23:51 28 May 21
We have just completed about a 9-month physio treatment with Chye Tuan and Li Hoong. My athlete (mainly basketball and waterpolo) son was pretty severely injured at nearly every major joint (knees, shoulders, hips, wrists, elbows, etc.) - the type of injury you read about in the paper where the kid pushes himself too hard and then ends up getting injured and not being able to play sports ever again. We went to orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, multiple physical therapists, got MRIs, etc. - and it turned out to be really severe overuse - something that would not go away with a quick fix, surgery, medicine or month off. He kept getting re-injured, and meanwhile his entire body was in so much pain that he had to be pushed up the stairs or out of the car. He stooped over in pain. We decided that my son's health was too important to try to cut corners and went with Core Concepts because our rheumatologist said that they were a substantial cut above everyone else, very experienced and if we were serious about trying to salvage my son's athletic future, she would only recommend them. So we just finished a 9 month treatment with Core Concepts.I started out skeptical. However, immediately, during my first visit, I was impressed by how much Chye Tuan seemed to understand the nuances of being an athlete, the parts of the body used for different sports, how different movements translate into different types of health issues, etc. I appreciated that he really tried to understand my son's entire history and all of his issues - so what we did was completely customised to help him get better. It was not cookie cutter at all.Both Chye and Li Hoong "got" my son's competitive personality and his conflict and frustration with being injured repeatedly, wanting to play, and also wanting to heal for the long term. Both he and Li Hoong worked hard to re-build my son's strength and confidence in himself so that when he goes back into sports full time, he will know how to excel without re-injuring himself. Both Chye and Li Hoong build confidence and are personable as well. Obviously, a recuperation health effort such as this requires a lot of patience and an investment of time and money. In our case, we decided that this was the top priority for my son's physical and mental health - and we needed to get the best help we could.
Natalie Tarnopolsky
Natalie Tarnopolsky
20:43 01 Apr 21
I've been to a few Core Concepts outlets and am pleased with my experiences so far! I went there thinking that I have a normal neck ache but they were quick to point out that it's due to my scoliosis. Each session usually leaves me feeling a lot relieved from the pain and I really appreciate the exercises which the team has taught me to strengthen the weaker back muscles. Thank you so much team!
Jayme Chan
Jayme Chan
05:22 22 Dec 20
Comprehensive range of treatment. I had a lower back injury and was prescribed sessions with the physiotherapist, massage and functional training. These have helped tremendously to not only treat the immediate issues, but also care for it myself moving forward so that I don't have to land back here with similar problems.
07:03 17 Nov 20

What to expect during your first physiotherapy appointment

During your first session, your physiotherapist will find out more about your back pain condition and perform an assessment to accurately diagnose the cause of your back pain. After determining the cause of your back pain, your physiotherapist will help to relieve the pain and come up with a treatment plan that best suits your lifestyle and treatment goals. Our objective is to resolve the root cause of your back pain so as to prevent a recurrence of the problem. 

You do not require a doctor’s referral to make an appointment with us. No x-rays are required as well, but if you have had one done – feel free to bring them along for your appointment. We provide a comfortable change of clothes at our clinics as well for those of you who may be coming from work.

Your first session and subsequent sessions will be 30 minutes long. The number of sessions required depends on your condition and treatment goals which would be discussed with your physiotherapist during your initial consultation. Each session is $135 (before GST) and you are able to claim the cost from your insurance provider if your coverage includes physiotherapy treatment. Do contact your insurance provider for further details as each individual’s coverage differs.