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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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.


These guys know their stuff. Lenia and Sufian are top notch. I've seen tremendous improvement in the short while I've been visiting. And it's all about getting back to 100% not just managing the pain.
Srikant Nayak
Srikant Nayak
09:52 28 Sep 21
I’ve endured severe back pain on and off since my dancing days. Even daily activities like walking, standing or sitting for more than 10mins will cause my back to tighten up and hurt. I didn’t seek western medicine as I had the fear of possible surgery or being brushed off with painkillers. It wasn’t until my first consultant with Elliot that I could envision the possibility of full recovery for my back issues. Elliot was really patient and detailed with his assessment. He made me feel comfortable with his friendly and lighthearted approach. After a couple of sessions, my confidence in him as my physiotherapist increased as he not only was able to clearly explain what was wrong with my back, the exercises and treatments he recommended and administered really helped ease my back pains and gave me greater comfort and assurance in my day to day activities. Daphne who mans the front reception is really sweet and delightful as well, always greeting me with her lovely smile!
Rachel W
Rachel W
05:41 28 Sep 21
Chye Tuan and Sara have exceeded my expectations when I had given up hope in addressing my sciatica caused by spinal stenosis of L4/L5. Sara's deep tissue physio massages are the best, painful but absolutely delightful. She's able to pinpoint tired and stiff muscles I never knew existed. Awesome hands and technique!!Chye Tuan's methodical approach to my issue and reassuring confidence has given me hope I can be somewhat cured. I'll be happy if the pain is less than 50%. This tag team together with James Lee of RetroFit is the dream team to help put my broken back together again.I love how professional Core Concepts has been from Louis at the front desk to the professional therapists.Thank you, Team Core Concepts!
U-Li Ong
U-Li Ong
07:39 25 Sep 21
Good and experience physiotherapists, helps a lot in my back pain, front desk service also very politely to attend you .
Bhardwaj Raj
Bhardwaj Raj
04:59 25 Sep 21
I have had problems in my lower back for 5 years. Since I have been doing the comprehensive program of functional training, massage and pilates from core for a few months, I finally feel significant improvement. Here, for the first time since the pain, I am being helped effectively. The team is super helpful and friendly, the trainers and therapists coordinate very well with each other.
Nina Fwgr
Nina Fwgr
05:06 21 Sep 21
Tampines Branch

Fantastic place - Yee Lin who minds the front desk is friendly and jovial, exuding warmth when you step into the clinic! Sylvia is very motherly she “scolds/nags” cause she really cares about you, she explains conditions meticulously, providing you concrete exercises to minimise future reoccurrence and wants you to get well. Grace is gentle, thoughtful takes time to go through my issues, finding the cause and resolving it. Jonathan is very patient in guiding me through the workout plans which did wonders to my shoulders and back. After a few sessions I don’t feel so much pain as I did before am half way through to recovery. Am very impressed with all the therapists professionalism, thorough in diagnosing, recommending the right exercises to fix the issue. I highly recommend them.
Wendy Shen
Wendy Shen
02:55 16 Sep 21

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.