Sydney Back Pain Program


The Sydney Back Pain Program

Based in the heart of the CBD, the specialist 12 week program helping Sydney men and women:


  • Understand and demystify the root causes of their back pain; including any disc bulges, herniations or sciatic pain they may have.
  • Return to day-to-day life pain free with a safe and effective rehab plan.
  • Build a stronger and more robust lower back, so that they can return to the exercise and sport they love.
  • Who have a budget of $150 per week for expert coaching and support.


This program is not based upon a one size fits all approach and is tailored to meet the exact injury and pain you have.

It is run by a highly skilled coach with 12 years experience and is designed to help you build a stronger, more robust and pain-free lower back.

There are no gym memberships to pay for, simply pay for the expert coaching and support you receive.

All sessions are carried out one-on-one, so that you receive the highest quality coaching and support available.



Crossfit Athletic, 28 Margaret street, Sydney CBD.

Conveniently located a 1 minute walk from Wynyard train station.

( Coaching sessions are also available in Bondi Junction )


Free Consultation:

This program is ideal for those who are sick of wasting time with short-term fixes for their back pain.

If that sounds like you, fill out the form below to apply for a free, 60 minute initial consultation.



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What Makes This Program Different?

This program is not based upon a one size fits all approach and is tailored to meet the exact injury and pain you have.

It starts by helping you understand the root causes of your pain; so that we can build a safe and effective plan of action from day one.

This includes helping you understand the exact causes of any disc bulges, herniations or degenerated discs you may have.

As we progress, we will work to help you build a strong, robust and pain free back.

This can include helping you find a safe path back into your favourite exercise and sport.


Video: The 5 Truths of Back Pain



Andy Kelly

“About 8 years ago while working in the tree industry, I had a run in with a 350kg log that came swinging from a tree we were removing. It narrowly missed my spine, (fracturing 5 Transverse process attached to the lower spine, Brian you can explain what they are to people if you like!!)

After the bruising went down a couple of months later I realised that I was in for one hell of a journey to try and get back into any sort of shape to lead a normal life.

I had always been active, Climbing trees, playing sport, swimming, you name it, I’ve tried it.

I got to a stage after a couple of years that I could somewhat function, but only for a short time, after any sort of strenuous exercise/activity I knew that the pain would be coming back, with a vengeance, so I gradually start making excuses for not training or not trying really, born out of frustration from thinking the pain was just going to return, so why bother.

I have seen all the usual suspects over the last few years, Osteo, Chiro, Physio, basically anything with an O , I’ve tried, and they would patch the pain for a week or two, before the next spasm, and few days/ weeks not being able to walk, afraid to bend down, sneeze, sleep to long in one position, the list goes on.

The pain was getting so bad recently that I basically missed my younger sister’s wedding, I could not stand up or even sit down without excruciating pain.
I have a 3 year old boy who I couldn’t pick up, and he would say to me ”is your back sore daddy, I will rub it for you” This had to stop!!!!!

So after seeing an ad for Brian Ellicott promising to fix my back pain, I thought why not, you’ve tried everything else!

Since starting with Brian 3 months ago, I am glad to say that I have had no spasms, no pain, he has identified my weaknesses and addressed them straight away. He is constantly educating me on the right and wrong way to exercise. I am now back training regularly without the fear of harm.

And the best part of all, is I can now pick my boy up and play like normal parents do.

I would highly recommend Brian to anyone who has back or any other injuries for that matter, where they are struggling to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”



“Over the last six years I’ve experienced a range of physical issues that began with pain at the front of my right hip, gradually migrated into pain in my lower left back and finally resulted in two instances of spinal misalignment.

Mundane tasks like brushing teeth, getting in and out of the car and sneezing became painful. I was finally referred for an MRI, which revealed two bulging discs. I then added an osteopath and a massage therapist to my treatment rotation.

Relief only lasted for one to three days after each appointment and I would have to cope with the pain until my next visit.

I became increasingly frustrated and was tired of getting vague, noncommittal answers when I asked whether my back problems would ever be fixed.

Deciding to take matters into my own hands, I started searching online for back rehabilitation methods, which then turned up Brian’s name as a local proponent of Dr. Stuart McGill’s techniques.

During the initial consultation with Brian, he gave me hope that with some hard work to retrain bad habits and strengthen the right muscles, I would be able to regain normal function.
Brian used my MRI results and feedback at every session to create a program for my specific issues. He was very supportive and I appreciated that he kept in contact by text and email between visits.

Over 12 weeks, with a steady program of building muscle strength and retraining my movement patterns (bending, sitting etc.) I was finally able to wake up pain-free. It is such a relief to be given the knowledge and tools to manage my back pain and regain control of my life.
If you are willing to make the investment in yourself and can commit to the work between sessions, then Brian has the skills to design a custom program that will get results for you!”


Mark Harrison

“Having suffered back problems for the past four years I have visited numerous GP’s, Osteo’s and Physio’s all with limited to no success and plenty of $’s down the pan.

Coming back from a trip to Queenstown with my back having gone on the first day meaning that I missed out on all the activities that had been booked I was starting to think that this was just how it was going to be going forward. I had all but given up on camping, kayaking, cycling and all the outdoors fun stuff that made up the majority of my weekends.
I saw Brian’s advert on Facebook and thought I would give the free consultation a go.

He came across as highly knowledgeable in the area of back rehabilitation and for the first time someone was talking to me about a structured, individualized training plan targeted at my specific problem areas (L4/L5) as opposed to the one size fits all approach that I had heard so many times before.

On the first day I walked/hobbled in I was in a lot of pain. Having worked out the correct exercises it was a case of going through these on a weekly basis at Brian’s gym and then homework to do throughout the week. Within two weeks the pain had subsided dramatically and within four weeks I was pain free.

During the period of in-activity I had put on a fair bit of weight. Outside of the back rehab Brian also put together a nutrition plan for me which saw me lose 5 kilo’s in 4 weeks as well as a drop of 3% body fat. This was not a result of dieting but purely through changing eating habits.

All in all after eight weeks it is going very well. I am back on my bike twice a week and in the kayak again at weekends.

Brian will put a plan in place with regards to exercise and diet specifically targeted for your individual needs and then hold you accountable for your own efforts outside of your one on ones with him. It also helps that he is a good bloke with a great attitude to getting you back to where you need to be.”


About the coach



Brian is a fully qualified corrective exercise specialist and strength coach with 12 years of experience helping men and women rebuild their health and fitness from the ground up

His main strength lies in having to overcome is own serious back injury 4 years ago, allowing him to understand the frustration of dealing with a debilitating back injury, how to successfully overcome it and return safely to training in the gym.



Fill out the form below to apply for a free, 60 minute initial consultation:

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