Physiotherapy in Huddersfield

Get The Best Back Pain Treatment In Huddersfield

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Find out about our special techniques that cause relief from lower back pain!

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions experienced by the people of Huddersfield and indeed from people from all walks of life. Often referred to medically as “non-specific low back pain” due to the amount of different presentations, low back pain can be a result of a number of different issues – from muscle strain to disc prolapse! Despite the common use of the term “non-specific”, low back pain always has a root cause. For lasting relief, you and your therapist should work to find this cause rather than simply treat the symptoms. There can be many many different triggers to back pain. We have seen everything from an ankle sprain, to shin muscles to a dental implant affect the muscles of the low back! How do we know for sure? This short video below along with your medical history outlines how we find EXACTLY what is causing your pain!

A simple test to check your pelvic floor

Learn how to do  self-test for back pain relief?

Take a moment to place your hands around your midriff, making sure you have contact at the front, sides and back. As you breathe normally you should feel all points of contact move away from you. If you don’t – you aren’t breathing properly and hence the true ‘core’ muscles cannot work correctly! If you have never learned to breathe correctly then you have not tried everything to eliminate your back pain!

The inner core
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At ProSport Physiotherapy Huddersfield we often look towards your core and breathing patterns when assessing your pain. Pain in the back does not necessarily indicate an injury to the back. The problem can (and often is) located in the front of the body. One of the most important core muscles – the transverse abdominals (TVA) is often inhibited in low back pain.

This muscle is the deepest of the abdominal muscles and when activated it acts like a deep natural corset for the internal organs and the lumbar spine.When it is NOT working correctly (as is often the case in low back pain) the core isn’t stable during movements of the arms and legs. Other muscles in your back have to pick up the slack, and they just aren’t as good at the job! Get your TVAs working and the pressure is taken off the other muscles, resulting in less pain for you.

Common Misconceptions!
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Although the TVA is an important muscle this does not mean you should pull your belly button to the spine when lifting or doing every single exercise! This is a big mistake and a misinterpretation of the evidence which has resulted in some very unsuccessful internet exercises been based upon unfortunately! We have devised far more useful ways to get this muscle working the way it is suppose to work in everyday life in a subconscious manner i.e working in the background while you do not have to think about it working!

Don’t hold your breath though!
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Similarly to the TVAs, another important muscle often overlooked in core stability is the diaphragm. Often only considered as a muscle of respiration, more and more research is highlighting the importance of the diaphragm in core stability. Strange as it may sound, most of us don’t breathe correctly! Two of the most common breathing patterns we see in the clinic are “chest breathers” who mostly use the accessory muscles in the neck to assist inspiration and “straight belly breathers” who only partly expand their diaphragm into the abdominal cavity. In an ideal diaphragm contraction the entire diaphragm pushes downwards into the abdominal cavity which can be observed by expansion of the lower ribcage and abdominal wall in all directions. This is ‘true’ core stability.

Back Pain can make you unhappy. Let us help you to cure it permanently!

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What Others Say About Us

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Elite Sports Injuries Testimonials

  • "Dave is a top class Physiotherapist who has got me back from numerous injuries always weeks earlier than expected. Dave's hands on treatment approach is one of the best I have ever experienced. Highly recommended"

    Paul O'Connell
    Paul O'ConnellMunster Rugby, Ireland and British and Irish Lions
  • "Pro Sport are professionals who take the greatest pride in their work. Their hands on approach to treatment and rehabilitation has helped me to not only be healthier and a more durable athlete but aided in improving  my athletic performance."

    Jamie Peacock
    Jamie PeacockLeeds Rhinos and England
  • "Top class physiotherapists who I would highly recommend and indeed have recommended to family and friends!"

    Eorl Crabtree
    Eorl CrabtreeHuddersfield Giants and England Rugby League
  • "I ran 4 Marathons in 4 Weeks for the Laura Crane Trust Charity Huddersfield with the help of PRoSport Physiotherapy Huddersfield. They have a unique approach with great hands on treatment. I would highly recommend them to anyone for both Sports Massage or anyone in pain!"

    Keith Senior
    Keith SeniorLeeds Rhinos and Great Britain

Non Sports Injuries Testimonials

  • “I have seen Dave O’Sullivan on several occasions over the last few years and I have always been 100% satisfied by the work he has done and the exercises and advice he has given. In fact, I am often amazed by the way he can work out what is causing what and how to put it right. Usually only 2 or 3 visits are needed, plus exercises done at home. I completed my first marathon 3 years ago, largely due to his expertise – I could hardly walk a week before race-day. I would definitely recommend Pro Sport Physiotherapy (and have done!)”

    Fran
    FranHuddersfield
  • “Just thought i would drop you a line to let you know how im getting on with the stretches and the core work that you suggested. I have been doing these for around an hour to an hour and a half each day since i saw you, the difference i have found is massive. Its hard to explain how i feel whilst running and cycling now, it just feels like my body is more planted. The cyclo cross is finished now, i done my first fell race today on only six running sessions maybe not the best idea in the world however because of the excersises i have been doing my body felt stronger than it ever has. I have no technique at running downhill and would normally end up with a tight back doing that type of race where as this time no tightness. Thanks for all your help and advice”

    Kenny
    KennyCounty Durham
  • “The first time I saw Dave with chronic back pain I was struggling to walk properly when I went in but I walked out more or less back to normal, and this is a normal result for Dave. The treatments are different to any I’ve experienced but my whole posture, long term injuries and problems continue to improve. Although some of the treatments are not pleasant the pain is well worth it for the results gained. If you need a physio go and see Dave and/or his colleagues.”

    Rob
    RobHuddersfield
  • “5 years after breaking my leg and 3 surgeries later, Dave O’Sullivan was recommended to me after I received NHS physio where I was told I was a lost cause! Dave’s work is fantastic, I felt an improvement after the first visit and now feel better than ever. He explains everything, follows up the treatment with easy to follow videos and is a nice guy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dave!”

    Lucy
    Lucy Flockton, Wakefield
  • “A 140-mile round trip to visit Dave is well worth it as he’s restored my confidence to overcome injury, using techniques you will probably not encounter elsewhere. Dave’s manner is excellent, taking time to explain things simply and being available to clarify concerns. Many exercises prescribed are provided by video link with is far superior to the dodgy photocopied exercise sheets traditionally supplied as they ensure you can review and perform your rehab using good technique. In my opinion the ProSport experience is years ahead of the game as it adopts the advances being made in its field whereas regular Yellow Pages clincs stick to dated methods. A big plus is that Dave is also interested in getting you right.”

    Christopher
    ChristopherLincoln
  • “I’d been struggling for the best part of a year with what I (and my old physio) thought was a damaged hamstring. I’d heard about Pro Sport and read about their Soft Tissue Release Techniques and thought I’d nothing to lose by trying a new approach. Thank goodness I did….. Darragh Sheehy correctly identified I actually had a partially trapped Sciatic nerve and set about “releasing” it…. That’s another way of saying pain…..but it really is “no pain, no gain”. After one session I left feeling considerably better. I ran at the weekend with a huge grin on my face……I was thinking “I’m back!” A few sessions later and following Darragh’s exercise regime I’d improved again and within a few months had a new 5k PB.”

    Mark
    MarkHuddersfield
  • “Pro Sport Physiotherapy are amazing! I was having trouble with my hip whilst running over a certain distance. Shane worked out within 15 minutes that a tiny set of muscles near scar tissue was preventing my glute and core from firing. I worked on my exercises for a week and returned to my next appointment to find I was cured. A couple of sessions followed to ease my aching muscles now they were working and I am now fully fit to run my first ever half marathon this autumn. I have recommended the company to anyone who will listen. They are professional, knowledgable, fast workers and friendly. 5 star service with a smile :)”

    Keeley
    KeeleyHuddersfield
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