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Well Done Brian!

My transition to…. ” Brian Of The Broken Back “ After 35+yrs working as a bricklayer in construction, coupled with 20+ years of competitive Surfboat Rowing, what could possibly be wrong with my back??? I was introduced to every back “curer” in town and finally succumbed to 2 operations on my L5/S1 approx. 14 years…

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November 14, 2019

Well Done Simon!

Another solid result! Well done Simon! “I am a qualified S&C coach and I have also worked with professional rugby players. Overall, I have been lifting weight for over 15 years and I still learned a lot over the past 12 weeks with Brian. Having bulging disc on L4/L5 and L5/S1, I had to stop…

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November 11, 2019

Video: Back Pain and Bank Balance.

One of the key concepts for managing back pain successfully, is to understand the idea of Bank Balance. The amount of work/aggravation the back will tolerate before a flare-up occurs.

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October 19, 2019

Well Done Jay!

Well Done Jay! “Having suffered from various sports related back injuries in my earlier life and having undergone spinal surgery 5 years ago, I had more recently found the pain and limitation of movement starting to again creep back into my life. With a new baby on the way and with me moving into my…

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September 4, 2019

Well Done Jason!

WELL DONE JASON! Proud of this one, as Jason had been lead up the garden path with random nonsense and had all but given up completely when he walked in to see me back in February. WELL DONE JASON! “I’ve never had back pain before and the pain was so uncomfortable I eventually saw doctor…

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April 28, 2019

Well Done Chris!

Well Done Chris! “After 4 years of lower back pain and seeing countless ‘specialist’ doctors, physios, osteos, remedial therapists, chiros, I had almost resigned myself to accept the fact that this pain would be with me for the rest of my life. Simple tasks like getting home from work on the bus became a real…

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March 30, 2019

Back Pain: Where to Start.

With chronic back injuries it can be hard (and frustrating) to know where to start. Instead of looking for that panacea, that magic bullet exercise or even the latest gizmo being advertised on the internet; take some to time understand the causes of the injury.

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February 11, 2019

Back Pain, Strength Training and Movement.

BJJ and Back Pain. Considerations for strength and conditioning. Currently working my way through the SWIS 2018 presentations ( https://www.swis2018.com/ )

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January 7, 2019

Back Pain: Can You Heal Disc Bulges?

Can You Heal Disc Bulges? Yes! But only if you remove the movement and posture habits that have created them.

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December 22, 2018

Well Done Milos!

Well Done Milos! Another solid result. “Earlier this year, I slipped 3 discs in my lower back, being so young (21) I had to be back on my feet fast.

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November 5, 2018