Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby DaveAldred on Sun 6/Feb/11 9:12am

Hi Vorbi

I know a few of you are keen coaches and lots of you will have some good knowlege around this.

I have an injury :( Its been pissing me around for serveral months. I think it started when I took a flyer off piste in a CX race. I think it was from some twisting or stress in the crash, not from an impact. A Chiro looked at it and it didn't seem like a spine type thing, but she pushed and prodded and I felt better. She suggested a bunch of strengthening excerises and geting a decent sports massage. Two things I never did :blush:

I took a pearler and bounced out of the track and stacked pretty hard last week in the Super D down Beeline in Wainui and its been pretty shit ever since. Although I've been too busy to see someone I plan to book in on Monday. I reckon I might have reignited the previous injury rather than created a new one with an impact, but i'm not sure.

The injury is lower back on my right. Down low where my back 'meets' my pelvis. The pain also seems to radiate around the side of my hip and sometimes down the outside of my thigh a bit. To give you an idea of reduced capability, I struggle to get my socks and grutz on standing up and when standing up straight, I can bend sideways in the direction of the injury perfectly fine. But cannot bend sideways to the left, i.e away from the injury. I cannot get much past vertical in that direction.

I'm not dumb enough to think I can get diagnosed and fixed on Vorb, but would love a good steer on what kind of person I should be going to, Osteo, physio, chiro etc.

I'm only 35 and my chiro said I wasn't getting any younger. And while she was really good, I don't tolerate any getting old BS! If I can't fix the power link btw my back and shanks even Lynsky will give me the good news at the SS Nats.

I really appreciate any advice, especially recommendations on Wellington legends at problem fixing.

Cheers
Dave
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby Joel on Sun 6/Feb/11 9:26am

thats shit Dave, definitely don't put up with that getting old crap. As for recommendations, Cameron has spent a lot of time with quacks with his back problem, drop him an email.

I have always had good results with the crew down at;
http://www.capitalsportsmed.co.nz/page/home.aspx

good luck, can't have that young fulla schooling you at SS nats because of a back injury.. but aren't you cheating by SSing teh Mojo?
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby musket on Sun 6/Feb/11 10:05am

Capital Sports Med for sure.
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby cruiser on Sun 6/Feb/11 10:11am

I could possibly talk my partner into a deal massaging yer back, she's based in P-Town CBD - Might help with loosening the range of motion around those muscles like your chiro said.

If it's from stacking bikes rather than overuse or imbalance, massage is as good a start as any to loosen any old contusions or scar tissue in muscles and tendons.

Otherwise what Joel said about world criterion champ and capital sports med for sure
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby DaveAldred on Sun 6/Feb/11 10:17am

Cheers boys. Capital Sports Med sounds good. I am also long overdue a decent massage. Will PM you Bernie. Don't want to negotiate happy ending rates on Vorb.
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby Jono on Sun 6/Feb/11 10:40am

Yar - capital sports med +1 - I've been going there every fortnight for the last 18 months for sports massage on my legs - it's helped keep my knees under control.
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby thelongwalk on Sun 6/Feb/11 11:37am

Hey Dave, I had 8 years of increasing back/hip pain with many of the features you mentioned. It got to the point where I couldn't ride a bike or walk for more than 15 minutes without lots of pain. Spent many years trying chiropractors- now off them big time- while they fix the symptoms short term, didn't do anything for me re the reason for them happening.

I recommend martin rooke - from the osteopathic practice next to the police station in wells. He is a mountainbiker himself and was really good at fixing a problem that may be similar to yours- where as you said the back meets the pelvis, at L4-5. I was really inflexible there- from years of biking. I strongly recommend him but you have to be prepeared to do the exercises he gives you, otherwise you may not improve.
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby bugle on Sun 6/Feb/11 11:42am

Was gonna say Chiro but you've been there already, certainly sorted my hip/back issues a few years back.

Core strenght...
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby cruiser on Sun 6/Feb/11 11:48am

DaveAldred wrote:Cheers boys. Capital Sports Med sounds good. I am also long overdue a decent massage. Will PM you Bernie. Don't want to negotiate happy ending rates on Vorb.


If you look like a sevens rugby player or swimmer she'd prolly do a happy ending for free - otherwise yer out of luck
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby Joel on Sun 6/Feb/11 12:09pm

how can teh dim lights of rugby or swimmers compare with the splendiferousnessess that is the star of BushLove Racing.
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby ringo on Sun 6/Feb/11 6:41pm

My wife's got chronic back pain post herniated disc and surgery. Has tried a whole heap of rehab professionals around Wellington. The one that has made a real difference in understanding and reducing the pain and seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of back physiology is Lawrence Cartmell, an osteo at a place on the Terrace (entrance from alley in Woodward St next to Wishbone).
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby DaveAldred on Sun 6/Feb/11 7:05pm

I really appreciate all your advice chaps.

I'm going to start with a good rub from Mrs Cruiser as soon as I can sort that out. And the common thread in this thread is leaning towards Osteo, which I shall try. Its great to get some personal recommendations too. Good to see what a positive effect the frequent sports massage has had on Jono too. I should have something like that every now and then to make myself feel a bit better and more princely.

I think I need to take up Pirates, or Pilates or whatever to improve my conditioning so I can beast the pedals a little harder and survive my frequent tumbles.

And Joel - You are far too kind. How can you possibly put me in the same league as your prodigy, NCX2...

Mr November.jpg


Or The Burglar, another from your fine stable...

Mr October.jpg
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby Joel on Sun 6/Feb/11 7:12pm

those boys need to show some moar package, something i learned from my time as a porn star.
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby thelivo on Mon 7/Feb/11 6:46am

Another vote for capital sports med. If possible, Glen is awesome.
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Re: Advice Re Back Injury - Physio? Osteopath? - Wellington

Postby DaveAldred on Mon 7/Feb/11 8:22am

My neighbour told me yesterday that Glen is awesome and has hands like granite :crazy:
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