Our Clinical Services

Spine Physiotherapy

Spine Physiotherapy

What is Spinal Physiotherapy?

Spinal physiotherapy is a sub-specialty discipline of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and uses any available physical intervention such as manual therapy, specific or general exercise (to name a few) to provide clinically justified, evidence-based and sustainable solutions for movement or posturally-mediated spinal problems.

How is this service different to other Physiotherapy Services?

The physiotherapy profession is diverse and caters for many areas of specialty.  The spine physiotherapy service at Sydney Spine Institute is a specialist physiotherapy service dedicated to the management of spine disorders. Integration with neurosurgery and spine surgery, pain medicine, occupational and general spinal medicine provides a coordinated approach to spinal care that delivers improved outcomes.


  • Management of acute and chronic neck and back pain
  • Nerve-related arm and leg pain
  • Whiplash and neck-related headache and dizziness
  • Specific spinal conditions (disc herniation, canal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis (pars defects), radicular pain)
  • Differentiation and management of hip, sacroiliac joint, low back pain AND neck, shoulder, arm pain.
  • Complex cases that have failed traditional intervention

Pre and Post Spinal Surgery Management (fusion, disc replacement, decompression, discectomy)

Pre-surgical consultations

  • Education relating to physical recovery and activity planning following surgery
  • Techniques relating to movement
  • Preventative exercises


Post- surgical consultations

  • Pain control strategies
  • Reassurance and advice
  • Monitoring of neurological status
  • Design of graded activity in accordance with the surgery undertaken
  • Motor relearning addressing the specific home, work, and recreational goals of the patient