Home » Articles » Experiencing Back Pain? Back Pain Physiotherapy Can Help
Experiencing Back Pain? Back Pain Physiotherapy Can Help
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.
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 is the treatment of injury, disease, and disorders through methods such as exercises, massage, and other treatments. Physiotherapy does 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 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 will ensure that you will be able to get back to normal functioning levels as quickly as possible.
Why Choose Us?
Established in 2003, we are the largest private physiotherapy group in Singapore. At Core Concepts, our team of multi-specialty 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, we’re committed to helping you Get Better and Stay Better.
Before I came here, I was told that I need a knee surgery, but the doctor Samuel gave me a lot of hope to avoid that and working with Heng Li; I have made A LOT OF PROGRESS strengthening my knee, legs and upper body and it looks like I’ll be soon back to my working out routine at the gym!!!They both are very professional and they have been taking amazing care of me!! I highly recommend them and I also want to mention that the two ladies at the reception are really kind and helpful with every appointment and insurance matters! If you want to improve with a quality team, you should definitely come here to Core Concepts!
Yulia Fernández Marcos
06:35 13 Mar 20
Reformer pilates and rehab massage here helped massively with a serious back spasm. Super organized, friendly and professional.
07:56 02 Jan 20
I had back aches at a very young age due to sports activities. It was so painful till the point that i couldn’t sleep well. Physiotherapy at core concepts has helped alleviate pain as well as improved my back strength that would benefit me in my sport activities.
02:25 31 Dec 19
I’m glad to come to Core Concepts for treatment. It was recommended by my dentist. Ms Lynne Yee is my Physiotherapist, Ms Jessie Yee is my Massage Therapist and Ms Rohini is my Pilates Instructor. They work well together to help me to treat my leg and lower back problem. There is a great improvement in my recovery. The front desk staffs are friendly and helpful too.
03:03 13 Dec 19
Popped by Core Concepts recently for injury to my back/neck region, and I’ve seen significant improvement since then! I greatly appreciate how detailed and meticulous the guys at Core Concept are in diagnosing, providing consult/explanation/practical tips and treating the injuries. Scheduling appointments are relatively convenient as there are various channels (eg call, SMS) to pick from, and the automated SMS reminders are useful of keeping track thereafter. Receptionists and Therapists are generally pretty friendly yet professional, which makes for a conducive environment to get treated at!
01:27 27 Nov 19
Great physio, with a wide and holistic range of treatment options. Have been coming here for a while for a few issues, and have had a great mix of treatment, from initial physio, rehab with a functional trainer and remedial massage. The team are well educated and communicates well, I feel very looked after here. The receptionists are friendly and professional. With thanks for helping me get back on my feet!
04:16 21 Oct 19
Under Dr Sylvia's care and remedial masseuse Jesse, I've been able to manage crippling back and hip pain during pregnancy. Highly recommend them if you experience discomforts during pregnancy
02:02 15 Oct 19
I get my back treated by Sylvia mainly, I struggled with an injury for a couple of years. CC has helped me return to sports, something I thought I'd never be able to. The team here is lovely and welcoming, I recommend giving the clinic a shot, especially if you have any persistent injuries.
01:39 15 Oct 19
Beauty of this clinic is that it’s in town and can visit them before or after work/lunch. Effectively dealt with my backpain and gave very helpful advice. Worth the money and will recommend!
01:02 12 Jun 19
My last visit to this place was in 2013! I had a terrible pain near right collarbone area and I googled, worrying it might be a frozen shoulder or worst AC! I wanted to see Pui Wan, unfortunately she was fully booked out. They referred me to Wei Juan. She’s amazing. She assured me it’s just a whole bunched up muscle that’s causing the extreme pain. She worked on it for almost 20 mins and followed by ultrasound heat treatment. The next day, the pain had subsided and I could move my arm forward and overhead. I am so relieved. I will be going back to her for another follow up. I must say that through this experience I fully with past reviews that Core Concepts have a very good team of professionals therapists who are very experienced and passionate about their work. The only area they need to work on is their first line of contact service. Regular clients will be forgiving of their lack in customer service as they know their therapist will do a splendid job! Others may not like a bad start if front line fails them. All the very best.
00:05 24 May 19
I had an excellent sports massage by Wan Ling, which was very different from the usual massage I've tried elsewhere. Wan Ling skillfully and systematically loosened every muscle in my upper back and neck over the course of an hour. If anyone is seeking relief from tense muscles, I would highly recommend making an appointment with Wan Ling.
Was able to get a quick appointment. Physio I saw was excellent. He really kneaded out the muscles that have locked around my neck shoulder and back and gave me some effective exercises to release the pain
03:08 01 Sep 18
Look for Soo, he is a great physiotherapist . Always communicating and always asking for my feedback. I’m on the right path to recovery all thanks to Soo. Two thumbs up.
Xue Ting has been working on my troublesome QL, hip girdle - basically the whole left lower kinetic chain! She has been patient, strong and cerebral in her approach to my 48 year old compensatory mechanisms. Her strong massage will finish with an assessment of muscle imbalance and poor activation with finally a retraining back to healthy movement.I’m impressed! Thanks Core Concepts!
I have had several sports related injuries and Core Concepts has saved me and put me "back to new" each times! The therapists are excellent - knowledgeable and professional, and the receptionists (Carol, Adiqah and Rin) are always friendly and helpful. They even give me oreo cookies for my children! 🙂
i have tried different physiotherapy sessions with almost 10 physiotherapists in india and in Singapore, my back pain was treated well by CHERYLL, with God's grace , i was pain free only after Cheryll attended to me. Thank you Cheryll and core concepts for the great experience.
I have slipped disc at my lumbar spine between L4 and L5 and experienced great pain from my lower back all the way down to my right foot. The Orthopedic Specialist advised me to go for surgery but I am skeptical as there were risks involved. So I seeked help from Core Concepts and thanks to Cindy who is not just professional as a physiotherapist, she is also very thoughtful in many ways when I received treatments from her. Cindy has selflessly taught me many types of exercises (some for home and some for office) to help me to strengthen my back muscles as well as to cope with the pain. Now my back pain has significantly reduced and really thanks to Cindy for her excellent service.
hoy choy fong
23:11 31 May 17
Very professional and friendly staff! Lenia was really experienced and she detected the problem and managed to relieve my upper back pain by the second week. She also taught me exercises to be done at home which helped speed up the healing and recommended Ivy for deep tissue massage to alleviate my muscle tightness in my back. Despite my low threshold for pain, Ivy did a wonderful massage which enabled more back movements without any more pain just by one session. Great job Lenia and Ivy! Thanks for everything! I am on to Pilates at Core Concepts next! 😊
03:33 27 May 17
I have been visiting Core Concepts since 2012, at first for my neck and shoulders problem and then my lower back pain. Chye Tuan has been my physiotherapist (aka savior) and I found him very professional, friendly, and feel that he genuinely cares for the well being of his clients. When I was better after 7 sessions of physio for my neck and shoulders pain, Chye Tuan wished me well and told me that he hoped he would not have to see me again. Unfortunately, about a year later I had to go back again and this time for lower back pain. The set of exercise regimes Chye Tuan taught me have been helpful for self-managing and I sincerely thank him for his help!
08:10 11 Jan 14
I came back suffering from a really tight Achilles' Heel after a really long backpacking trip and by sheer luck the first person I saw was Chye Tuan. That was in 2010 and since then I have suffered pulled necks, a tight ITB, tight hip muscles and an ACL reconstruction. Through out all this Core Concepts has been there helping me with the pain and sometime putting me through more pain just so I can get better. Chye Tuan and Cindy are excellent as are the rest of the team I'm sure. You are in very capable hands.
10:52 30 Oct 13
I have been visiting Core Concepts for several years now with various issues including back and shoulder ache and pain. I suppose that's part of the ageing process. Although I sometimes require a few visits to cure it, I have found the therapists professional and knowledgeable. Keep up the good work..
09:03 12 Sep 13
I was having an issue with my lower back and was fortunate to obtain a slot with one of Core Concept's senior physiotherapist.I was asked about the problem, plus any other medical conditions before the therapist go to work on my back. She also asked me to snap a picture of my office workspace, and once I sent it via email to her, her reply came soon thereafter with a series of recommendations on how I could improve the ergonomics of my workstation.It took me only 1 additional visit to work through the back pain and thereafter was given a series of back stretching to do at home.I have also recommended my friends to visit Core Concepts when they have muscle issues to sort out.
04:09 07 Sep 13
What to expect during your first physiotherapy appointment
During your first session, your physiotherapist will find out more about your back pain 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 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 will be 45 minutes long, 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.
Stop living with back pain, let us help you resolve your back pain today. Contact us today!