Back Pain/Sacroiliac Joint Disorders


Low Back Pain treatmentLow back pain can be a complex disorder that could include an injury to a muscle, a disc, or a joint in the back.  This pain could cause sciatica, or a radiating pain down the back of the legs. In the most severe cases, low back pain related to disc herniation could lead to what is known as radiculopathy.  Radiculopathy is a disorder where the spinal nerves in the back are being compressed and clinically this causes weakness of the legs, diminished sensation,  and decreased reflexes.

Not only is back pain complex, it is extremely common in Jacksonville and throughout our society.  Low back pain is now reported to be the second most common complaint seen by family doctors in the USA.  Moreover, it effects 80% of all Americans each year.  Thanks to new space research involving the European Space Agency a new program for the treatment of low back pain has been developed.  This new concept, Gravity Fitness, introduces a way to achieve total body fitness by helping you develop a strong frame that will properly support your body without injury or instability. Gravity Fitness gives you stable joints and strong muscles and bones, allowing you to take control of the aging process by strengthening your body to cope with Earth’s gravitational forces.

girl wearing gravity fitness exercise equipment at Australian Physiotherapy Specialists

Performing Gravity Fitness Exercise using our specialized equipment from Australia

The inventor of this new program, Dr. Carolyn Richardson PhD,  has spent 30 years as a leading researcher and teacher of Core Stability for the treatment of low back pain. Dr Richardson is a retired Professor in Physiotherapy and her findings are taught throughout the world. In the last five years, through extensive involvement in Space research with the European Space Agency, Dr Richardson’s application of the Core Stability principles have evolved significantly.

Based on this research, she has expanded the earlier concept of Core Stability to develop the gravity fitness exercise model.  In Jacksonville/Northeast Florida, this new approach to the treatment of low back pain is only offered at Australian Physiotherapy Specialists.

Randomized controlled trial research has proven her Core Stability approach to lessen acute and chronic low back pain with results that were maintained two years after the conclusion of the study.  Most patients will see meaningful improvements within three to six visits.

Gravity Fitness Information on YouTube