Spine Physiotherapy

Spine Physiotherapy


Specific treatment for neck and low back pain. Spinal physiotherapy is a sub-specialty discipline of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and uses any available physical intervention such as manual therapy, specific or general exercise (to name a few) to provide clinically justified, evidence-based and sustainable solutions for movement or posturally-mediated spinal problems. The spine physiotherapy service at Illawarra Physiotherapy is a physiotherapy service dedicated to the management of spine and pain disorders. We provide an integrated service working with neurosurgery and spine surgery, pain medicine, occupational and general spinal medicine to provide a coordinated approach to spinal care.


  • Management of acute and chronic neck and back pain
  • Nerve-related arm and leg pain
  • Whiplash and neck-related headache and dizziness
  • Specific spinal conditions
  • Differentiation and management of hip, sacroiliac joint, low back pain, neck, shoulder, arm pain.
  • Complex cases
  • Coccydynia

Pre and Post Spinal Surgery Management (fusion, disc replacement, decompression, discectomy)

Pre-surgical consultations

  • Education relating to physical recovery, activity planning following surgery and pain
  • Techniques relating to improving movement
  • Preventative exercises

Post- surgical consultations

  • Pain control strategies
  • Reassurance and advice
  • Monitoring of neurological status
  • Design of graded activity in accordance with the surgery undertaken
  • Motor relearning addressing the specific home, work, and recreational goals of the patient