At Dynamic Physio it’s not secret that we love our hockey! But as our therapist Erin will tell you, hockey players are no strangers to the physio clinic. They often experience the knee and ankle injuries common to most sports, but in addition to this the nature of bending over to hold a hockey stick for extended periods can cause issues in the glutes, and lower back.
Lower back pain is not just reserved for hockey players. Up to 80% of people will experience lower back pain at some stage. There are a multitude of causes and the pain can come on quickly, for instance through lifting a heavy object or twisting/jerking awkwardly, or gradually as a result of poor posture or an overuse injury.
If you are suffering from this painful and often frustrating injury, there are a few treatment options that can help. You may start by treating the pain with paracetamol or ibuprofen, as well as a heat pack.
Depending on the cause of the pain your physio can help get you moving again through soft tissue massage, acupuncture, and strengthening exercises to get you back to normal movement and prevent re-occurrence. These exercises will generally be focused around core stability, and helping you to sit, stand, move and bend correctly.
Are you currently suffering from pain or discomfort in your lower back? (or anywhere else!)
Get in touch with the team at Dynamic Physio and we’ll put together a customised treatment plan to get you moving again.