Fitness and Back Pain

Articles researched and written by Sally Ann Quirke, a fully qualified professional chartered Physiotherapist based in Ireland.

The path to a healthy, pain free back.

A back related fitness programme - that’s what you need!

That’s the answer my clients get when they ask: “So, how can I prevent my back and neck pain from re-occurring?” They have experienced (often excruciating) back and neck pain, been through the mobility treatments - and now want to make sure that they stay pain-free in the future.

The key to the prevention of back and neck pain is a balanced fitness programme. The majority of back pain patients that I see are either quite unfit OR they focus too much attention on one aspect of fitness rather than taking a balanced approach to all the various aspects required for overall fitness.

This section looks at what a health related fitness program to maintain a healthy back looks like, and what you can do to maintain a pain free back into the long term.

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Health Related Fitness »

So you might ask what is the ideal fitness programme for the prevention of neck and back pain? Of course, there is no one answer. Here are some components of a fitness programme that I share with my own clients:

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While the content and materials contained in the articles on this website have been written & researched by Sally Ann Quirke, a professional, practising & fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist) based in Ireland, they are provided for general information and educational purposes only. They do not constitute medical advice on any particular individual situation. Please see your Chartered Physiotherapist or other medical practitioner for full and individual consultation.

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