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Back Pain Treatment at Physical Edge

Our expert back pain specialists can help with comfort, recovery, pain relief, and injury rehabilitation

Specialist Back Pain Clinic: London

More than 8 out of 10 people will suffer with moderate to severe back pain during their lifetime. Some professionals will tell you this pain is just a part of a modern life - but our team of back pain management specialists believe otherwise.

Whether you're an Olympic athlete, an office worker, a new Mum, or someone recovering from spinal surgery - there are a range of hands-on therapies that are proven to bring relief and encourage recovery.

Our wrap-around holistic approach to back includes a world-class physiotherapists, osteopaths, sports massage therapists, Pilates coaches, strength and conditioning trainers, and nutritional specialists.

Contact us today and we'll take you on a proven journey towards being pain free.



Physio treatment for back pain

Back pain is something that affects the majority of people at some stage in their life. As such, the best physiotherapists are also back pain specialists - with a deep understanding of these debilitating issues.

At Physical Edge, we have a solid track record of delivering effective treatment for all types of back pain, including:

  • Non-specific lower back back - where no known medical cause or condition exists
  • Sciatic pain - issues relating to pressure from your back on the sciatic nerve
  • Degenerative disc disease and the complications it can cause
  • Spinal stenosis - a narrowing of the space around your spinal cord that causes pressure and pain
  • Post-operative back pain - where physio is used as rehabilitation after surgery


Studies often show that deep tissue and sports massage can be as - and often more - effective at reducing back pain than medication.

At Physical Edge, we understand back pain. Whether it's a posture issue, an occupational problem, sports-related injuries, or even the result of a trauma like a road traffic accident; we can use a series of techniques specifically for the back.

Sports massage techniques are designed to target and reduce tension in the muscles and soft tissue that are causing your back pain. Often, this means you'll feel an immediate reduction in your pain.


Around the world, osteopathy is fast becoming the go-to treatment for back pain - especially when standard approaches often rely on powerful painkillers.

A significant part of why we see such success with back pain in our osteopathy London clinic is down to the wide range of treatment techniques at our disposal. Sometimes, very gentle techniques are required to avoid aggravating issues - but in other cases, stronger and more direct techniques are required.

Although we aim for immediate results, in-clinic treatment will always be complemented with plenty of professional advice on how you can handle your back pain outside of your sessions too. When you leave Physical Edge, you'll be equipped with useful information about posture, stretching, and other activities that will help to treat current conditions and prevent further issues into the future.



Chronic pain management doesn't have to be part of your life

Generally, the first thing that comes to mind when someone has a dull ache in their back is a couple of painkillers or some anti-inflammation medication.

While this can offer some short-term respite from pain, it's very rarely an effective solution - pain in your back will almost never go away by itself. When this kind of pain hangs around it can have serious consequences for your daily life. Pain affects everyone differently but often results in the following symptoms:

  • An inability to focus

  • Damaged mental health and wellbeing

  • Low or bad moods

  • An inability to get comfortable

  • A poor posture and range of movement

  • Damaged sleep

You don't have to tolerate these intrusions into your day.

Back pain treatment for everyone

You're just as likely to hurt your back picking something up from the floor as you are in road traffic accidents or sporting events. As such, it doesn't matter how you've ended up with a sore or injured back - what matters is how we tackle the problem going forward.

We will investigate every back problem individually - no matter your level of fitness or how the problem has occurred.

With the correct diagnosis we can decide on the most suitable treatment. Sometimes, a single form of therapy will suffice - but in other cases, a combination of therapies will make for a quicker recovery.

A highly EXperienced, accredited clinical team

We don't deal with one-size-fits-all solutions here at Physical Edge. Instead, we'll look at your back problem through a series of professional approaches.

Our team includes:

  • Osteopaths - registered with both the General Osteopathic Council and The British Osteopathic Association.

  • Massage therapists – with knowledge and experience at the highest level of professional sports.

  • Physiotherapists – each members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health & Care Professions Council.



What does a consultation at our back pain clinic involve?

When you get in touch with the Physical Edge team, we'll start by finding a consultation time that works around your diary. We are open before, during, and after standard working hours - and if that doesn't work for you, we can arrange weekend appointments too.

When you get here, your consultation and assessment will take place in our comfortable and private treatment room. You'll be able to talk about your issue with one of our expert back pain specialists, and they'll tell you about the kinds of treatments we offer and what they think will be of most benefit.

We'll aim to start your therapy in this same session where possible - so it's a good idea to come in sports clothing. Don't worry if you're coming straight from the office though - you're welcome to change in our private changing area.

Elaine Wales
Elaine Wales
I went to see Rhys for an adductor issue I was having and noticed a huge difference almost instantly. His friendly and systematic approach gave me a sense of trust - through some exercises and therapy the issue is solved. I couldn’t recommend Rhys enough!
Rhys has navigated me through injury avoidance and quick recovery so that I have managed to hit my Ironman targets. This year his support through an injury and recovery means I will still get to race once again… thanks Rhys
Lindsay Johnston
Lindsay Johnston
Rhys Chong is both highly professional and personable. He has provided effective physio on my fractured shoulder and given me invaluable advice on managing a long standing foot drop condition. I would definitely recommend his services to friends and colleagues.
will druce
will druce
I can’t recommend Physical Edge enough. I’ve been working with Rhys over the past few months and if you want someone who genuinely cares about your well-being and wants the very best for you, he’s your guy. I wouldn’t look anywhere else.
india stibilj
india stibilj
A huge 5 Stars to Rhys Chong, an incredibly talented physio, who sorted out my shoulder pain in 2 sessions. Definitely worth it :)
Olivia Fox
Olivia Fox
Rhys is a great physio. I had a knee injury brought on by running and Rhys was very patient and diligent to help me on the road to recovery. From exercises, to sports massage, to acupuncture Rhys showed genuine drive to get my knee better and it worked! Highly recommended.
Leyla DaCosta
Leyla DaCosta
I recently had the pleasure of working with Rhys Chong, physiotherapist. I was thoroughly impressed with his level of professionalism, expertise, and kindness. From the moment I walked into his office, I felt welcomed and at ease. Rhys took the time to listen to my concerns whilst attempting to understand my situation. He didn't rush through our sessions or try to give me a quick fix, but instead, took a thoughtful and thorough approach to addressing the root cause and concentrating on finding a solution/ programme to get stronger .
Chris Baker
Chris Baker
Being a specialist PT I have worked with Rhys and some of the Physical Edge team for many years now. Rhys himself is one of the most knowledgeable physios I’ve ever worked with and I have no hesitation in recommending him to my clients. He is incredibly detailed and his feed back to me is invaluable in maximising patients rehab and recovery. 100% recommend him
rupa yadave
rupa yadave
I went to Rhys in the lead up to running the London Marathon suffering from several issues and injuries to my feet and ankle. Rhys was highly professional and very thorough, he really took the time to ask questions and identify the problem accurately and gave me clear exercises and instructions on what steps to take in order for me to be able to run the race safely. I felt reassured by his advice and he was also at hand to guide me between appointments if I had any further questions. Thankyou again for a great service. Highly recommend.
Ashwin Ahuja
Ashwin Ahuja
Great physiotherapy that is really helping me overcome back pain. Rhys is patient and approachable in his treatment, and gives clear and focussed exercises and recommendations to work on at home. Would definitely recommend!


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