Tweaking load for success in back pain

At Everything’s Connected the principle of success is always on our mind especially regarding our lower back pain patients. As we watch our patients move, we provide tweaks to help our patients develop new movement solutions to tasks that they report as having difficulty with.

Most of our patients require help with problems around activities of daily living -things like walking, bending, reaching, lifting. Lower back pain is an issue that pops up quite a bit when climbing stairs. Below is a film of a patient attempting a step up on the right leg. As you can see she is unable to achieve the required frontal plane motion for success in the task.


Frequently we think of adding load to increase the difficulty of the task but sometimes we are able to assist the body to achieve the desired chain reaction through judicial placement of load as can be seen in the video below.


This blog post was written by the osteopaths at Everythings Connected Osteopathy.  Everythings Connected Osteopathy is your premier osteopathic clinic located in Camberwell Melbourne on Riversdale Road.  Everythings Connected Osteopathy are osteopaths who use movement to assess and treat musculoskeletal disorders.  At Everythings Connected all osteopaths have nutrition qualifications and are focused on an active treatment and management plan.  Our clinic sees patients of all ages, ranging from children to the elderly.  Common conditions typically presenting to the clinic include sports injuries, osteoarthritic related aches and pains, neck pain, back pain, weight loss and upper and lower limb injuries.  To find out more about us at Everythings Connected Osteopathy, click on the link here.    Everythings Connected Osteopathy is located at 734 Riversdale Road, Camberwell.  We are a short 5-minute drive from Camberwell Junction and a 2-minute walk from Riversdale Road Train Station.    Appointments can be made by calling us on 03 98886176 or emailing

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