Back pain can affect anyone and everyone. Regardless of your age, or whether you’re an athlete or an office worker – or both – the back is a complex, nerve rich structure that is susceptible to a wide variety of issues.

We provide a range of treatments to manage your back pain, including manipulation, mobilisation, remedial massage, stretching, dry-needling, and taping.  The essence of our clinic is to provide long term solutions, so postural re education and specific rehabilitation exercises form an important component of our treatment.

We have 2 clinics in Melbourne’s CBD to choose from, one on Collins Street, the other on Queen Street.

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Our approach to back treatment

Our physios have the skills and facilities to create a complete, comprehensive program that is purpose-designed to meet your unique needs.

Through careful analysis, assessment and treatment, we can identify your issue and any associated knock-on effects, alleviate your pain, minimise your chance of recurrence, and get you back to your best in work and sport.


When should I see a physiotherapist?

Sometimes, the cause of back pain can be identified and attributed to a specific structure or disease. However, there is frequently more than one structure at fault, and the range of potential issues can be complex. If you’ve experienced any of the following general signs or symptoms, we recommend you get in touch with the Pure team for an assessment and treatment plan:

  • Localised pain, tenderness or stiffness in the neck or back.
  • Pain extending downward into the groin or leg.
  • Recurring pins and needles down the arms or legs.
  • Chronic ache in the lower or middle back, especially after sitting or standing for extended periods.
  • Sharp pains in the neck or upper or lower back when engaged in specific activities (like lifting something heavy).
  • Pain in the back increases when coughing or bending forward.
  • Inability to stand straight without pain or muscle spasms in the lower back.


Pain can vary from being:

  • Chronic or ongoing.
  • Recurrent ‘episodes’.
  • Sharp, shooting or specific.


Onset may be:

  • A sudden injury.
  • Gradual, with no specific or identifiable ‘injury’.


  • Normal everyday activities (i.e. sitting at a desk).
  • Coughing or bending.
  • Specific activities (including sports, or specific motions like lifting heavy objects).


  • Stiffness.
  • Weakness.
  • Numbness.
  • Pins and needles.
  • Spasms.


Common conditions


Frequently-asked questions

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