Melbourne Back Pain Solutions Practitioners
In his early twenties, Rick suffered a severe lower back injury playing a high level of Australian Rules Football. Multiple discs were damaged and herniated, strong anti inflammatory drugs and rest were prescribed. After 6 months of rest and consistent physiotherapy the condition gradually got worse. Playing at a high level of sport, meant exposure to the best possible sports doctors and Physiotherapists, however after seeing countless so called specialists - no one could provide a solution to the debilitating back pain that was ruining Rick’s career and life.
Studying Health Science at the time Rick made it his mission to find out why he still had severe back pain, at this stage 18 months after the original injury and do everything possible to fix his back and resume his football career.
12 months later, despite thousands of hours of study, research and trial and error - nothing more than temporarily relief was experienced - 20-30 minutes, no more. During this time, Rick went and saw 2 AFL club doctors and 3 leading back surgeons. Of the 5 doctors, 4 were abrupt and advised there was nothing that could be done, ‘give up playing sport and learn to deal with the pain’. 1 of the Sports doctors, at least offered a diagnosis ‘spondylolisthesis’ and advised that playing sport was only possible under large dosages of anti inflammatory drugs - weighing up the long term effect had to be considered.
Upon further research and discussion with mentors, with nothing to lose, Rick decided to carry out a set of back strengthening exercises at an intensity he had previously been to scared to do for fear of doing further damage. It seemed to work, the relief lasted beyond the 20 minutes, for 2-3 days until the pain returned. The better Rick’s technique became the longer the relief lasted and the stronger he felt. After 3 years of debilitating lower back pain, seeing countless so called specialists with no results he was back playing sport at state level within just 4 months of finding this unique approach to solving back pain.
Roles outside of clinic:
Western Bulldogs FC
Chronic pain is Daniel’s specialties; treating all kinds of pain and dysfunction throughout the body including Chronic Lower Back and Neck Pain
Daniel says ‘Pain and dysfunction are only present when there are imbalances. If we can restore your biomechanical imbalances your pain will drastically alleviate. By strengthening and addressing the weaknesses we take away the causes of your pain so it wont come back’.
Restoring symmetry to the human body will ensure correct functioning is carried out and the pain is eradicated. Daniel carries out this process through Solidified MyoNeural Manipulation (SMM) working with the Fascia and the NeuroMuscular System.
In more chronic cases, symmetry is restored through a combination of hands-on treatment (SMM) and strengthening exercises that address the cause of the pain, not just the symptoms. This process includes evaluating your body to find out where weakened areas are that are causing your pain (which can be restored within a matter seconds)
Daniel has a sporting background in Australian Rules Football, Rugby and Basketball. Outside of the clinic Daniel has worked with, AFL teams such as The Western Bulldogs and Carlton Blues, the A-League soccer team Melbourne United, Australian Open tennis athletes as well as international Olympic athletes.
Elliott Christopher is the esteemed co-owner and co-founder of Back Solutions, a leading clinic specializing in the management of chronic back pain. With a remarkable 10 years of experience in the field, Elliott has dedicated his life to ensuring the best possible outcomes for his clients.
As a highly skilled Myotherapist, Elliott possesses a deep understanding of the intricate workings of the musculoskeletal system and its relation to chronic back pain. His comprehensive knowledge and expertise allow him to provide targeted and effective treatment plans that address the underlying causes of his clients' discomfort.
Elliott's commitment to excellence extends beyond his work with everyday individuals. He has had the privilege of working alongside elite athletes and the prestigious Richmond Football Club, further enhancing his skills and elevating his ability to deliver exceptional results. His experience with these high-performance individuals has provided him with invaluable insights into optimizing performance and preventing injuries.
After suffering from debilitating Migraines himself he then decided he wanted to spend his life working with others who have also dealt with severe Chronic pain. Whilst suffering with Migraines he was forced to miss large chunks of school and football, whilst playing in an elite junior competition.
In his relentless pursuit of providing the highest standard of care, Elliott remains dedicated to ongoing professional development. He stays abreast of the latest advancements in back care and related fields, consistently integrating evidence-based practices into his treatments. This commitment ensures that his clients receive cutting-edge care that is both safe and effective.
With his unwavering passion for helping individuals reclaim their lives from the clutches of chronic back pain, Elliott Christopher is widely regarded as a trusted authority in the field. Choose Back Solutions to experience a personalized approach that combines Elliott's exceptional skills, extensive experience, and genuine compassion, resulting in transformative outcomes for every client.