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Comprehensive Back Pain Treatment at Bodyfocus Physiotherapy in Rhodes

Are you in need of back pain treatment in Rhodes? Well, welcome to Bodyfocus Physiotherapy, Rhodes’ trusted clinic for expert back pain relief. We have been servicing the greater Rhodes community since 2003. Our unique approach integrates the expertise of a team of health professionals including physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, and exercise physiologists to offer you a holistic path to recovery. 

Delving Deeper into Back Pain: Causes and Symptoms

Understanding back pain requires an in-depth look at its various causes and the wide range of symptoms it can produce. Back pain is not a singular condition; it’s a complex symptom that can arise from a multitude of sources. Commonly, it stems from issues such as muscle strains, where the muscles are overstretched or torn, and ligament sprains, which involve the overstretching or tearing of ligaments supporting the spine. Disc injuries also play a significant role, where the cushions between the vertebrae, known as intervertebral discs, suffer damage, leading to conditions like herniated or slipped discs.

Additionally, our daily habits and lifestyle choices significantly impact our spinal health. Poor posture, especially common in today’s era of desk jobs and constant screen usage, can put unnatural pressure on the spine and its surrounding muscles. A sedentary lifestyle, characterised by prolonged periods of sitting and lack of regular physical activity, can weaken the back muscles and spinal structure, making them more susceptible to injury.

What are the symptoms of Back Pain?

The symptoms of back pain can be as varied as its causes. For some, it manifests as a dull, constant ache that lingers over time, indicating chronic conditions. For others, it appears as a sudden, sharp pain, often signalling an acute injury. It’s important to recognise these symptoms and understand their implications. The nature, duration, and intensity of the pain can provide vital clues to the underlying cause and thus significantly aid in early detection and diagnosis.

Additionally, back pain can be accompanied by other symptoms such as stiffness, limited mobility, and in more severe cases, pain radiating to other parts of the body like the arms and legs. Understanding these associated symptoms is crucial for a comprehensive treatment approach. It allows health professionals to tailor effective treatment strategies that not only address pain relief but also target the root cause of the problem.

In summary, a thorough understanding of the potential causes and varied symptoms of back pain is essential for effective treatment. It helps in early detection, which is key to preventing the progression of back issues and ensuring a faster return to pain-free living.

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Our Unique Approach Back Pain Treatment in Rhodes

At Bodyfocus Physiotherapy, your journey towards healing and strength begins with our meticulous and comprehensive assessment. This crucial first step is dedicated to uncovering the actual root cause of your pain, delving beyond the symptoms to identify underlying issues. Understanding the core of the problem is vital for crafting a targeted treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

Once we have a clear diagnosis, our focus shifts to immediate pain relief. Our approach here is twofold: firstly, to alleviate your discomfort, and secondly, to restore your natural movement. We use a variety of techniques, from hands-on therapy to cutting-edge modalities, ensuring that you start to feel a difference as soon as possible.

The next phase of your treatment involves carefully guided exercises, designed to improve muscle function and restore strength. These exercises are tailored to your individual condition and progress, ensuring they effectively aid in your recovery while being manageable and sustainable.

The final and perhaps most crucial phase of your treatment is centred on building functional strength and enhancing your overall physical capacity. This stage is about more than just recovery; it’s about fortifying your body and equipping it with the resilience and capability to not only return to your previous level of activity but to surpass it. Our goal is to prepare you for a stronger, pain-free future, where the risk of re-injury is minimised and your quality of life is maximised.

Throughout this journey, our team at Bodyfocus Physiotherapy is committed to providing compassionate, expert care. We understand that each individual’s path to recovery is unique, and we are here to support you every step of the way towards achieving your health and wellness goals. Look no further than Bodyfocus Physiotherapy for back pain treatment in Rhodes.

Educational Insight: Understanding Treatment Techniques

Let’s explore some of the techniques we use in treating back pain:

  • Manual Therapy: This includes hands-on techniques like manual therapy to the spine to decrease pain and improve movement. Additionally, spinal manipulation may be used to free up joints that are stiff.
  • Soft Tissue Release Techniques: Muscles can be in spasm and simply have too much tension. This will compound the overall back pain. We use various massage techniques to alleviate some of the spasm and reduce the tension.
  • Exercise Therapy: Tailored exercises to strengthen muscles and restore function.
  • Pain Management Education: Teaching you how to manage pain effectively at home.
  • Postural Advice and Ergonomic Assessments: Helping you make adjustments in daily activities to prevent pain recurrence.

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Our Expert Allied Health Team

Our team’s expertise spans a range of disciplines, each critical in treating back pain effectively. From physiotherapists to chiropractors, we work together to create a comprehensive treatment plan for you. Click HERE to meet our team.

Lifestyle and Prevention: Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Back

  • Regular Exercise: Strengthening your core muscles supports your spine.
  • Proper Posture: Keeping a good posture reduces undue strain on your back.
  • Ergonomic Workstations: Setting up a back-friendly work environment.
  • Stretching Routines: Regular stretching to maintain flexibility.

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Success Stories: Transforming Lives in Rhodes and Beyond

After years of enduring relentless back pain, my visit to Bodyfocus Physiotherapy marked the beginning of a new chapter in my life

My journey with back pain began with a diagnosis of a herniated disc. The discomfort was more than just a nuisance; it became a barrier to my daily activities. I felt a constant, nagging ache in my lower back, and the pain would sometimes radiate down my left leg, leaving me in agony. Despite trying various home remedies and visiting different practitioners, nothing seemed to bring lasting relief. My job, which involved long hours of sitting, became increasingly difficult to manage.

After an extensive search for back pain treatment in Rhodes, I discovered Bodyfocus Physiotherapy. From my very first appointment, I noticed a significant difference. The team at Bodyfocus didn’t just treat the symptoms; they delved deep to understand the root cause of my pain. Their comprehensive assessment revealed not just the issue with my herniated disc, but also underlying postural habits contributing to my discomfort.

What the physiotherapist focussed on..

The treatment plan they devised was unlike anything I had experienced before. It was a holistic approach that combined manual therapy for immediate pain relief with a series of targeted exercises designed to strengthen my back muscles. But what truly set Bodyfocus apart was their emphasis on educating me about my condition. They explained the mechanics of my back pain in a way I could easily understand and applied practical advice for making adjustments in my daily routine.

Perhaps most impressively, they empowered me with exercises I could do at home, fostering a sense of control over my recovery. The team’s encouragement and expert guidance were pivotal in my journey to wellness.

Can’t deny the results.. 

Today, I am not only able to perform my job without discomfort, but I have also returned to my favourite hobbies that I once thought I’d have to give up due to my back pain. My awareness of posture has improved remarkably, which has been a game-changer in maintaining my spinal health.

My experience at Bodyfocus Physiotherapy was transformative. They didn’t just alleviate my pain; they equipped me with the knowledge and tools to lead a healthier, more active life. I am immensely grateful for their expertise and compassionate care.

Your Journey Towards Pain-Free Living Starts Here

Embark on your journey to back pain treatment in Rhodes and  trust Bodyfocus for your recovery. Whether it’s managing an acute flare-up or a chronic condition, we are here to help.

Easy Online Bookings for Back Pain Treatment in Rhodes

Begin your path to a pain-free life today. Call us at 8732 8888 or click Book Now to schedule your appointment. At Bodyfocus Physiotherapy, your health is our highest priority. We are conveniently located inside Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre, On level 8, above the cinemas.

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Helen Shang
Helen Shang
08:07 11 Mar 21
After Oscar left the company, the staff there not really care patient, so disappoint
Howard Pink
Howard Pink
13:58 06 Feb 21
Dr Louis is the best! He fixed me so many times. Highly recommend!
01:39 22 Jan 21
Hopefully I'm never injured again, but if I am, Jay at BodyFocus will be my first point of contact. He helped immensely... with a nagging & long term Shoulder & Lower Back injury.I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a quality Physio.read more
09:41 21 Jul 20
I would highly recommend this Physio clinic as they prove to give results to their clients especially Jay!
rupsikha baruah
rupsikha baruah
11:26 25 Feb 20
Friendly staff. Lvl 8 in Rhodes Shopping Centre..accessible via lift. You have to pay..check for discounts.
Fahad Alotaibi
Fahad Alotaibi
00:10 28 Nov 19
Excellent service with dr Louis. Have really back pain due to having a bad massage previously. So he really... helped.Thanksread more
Mellissa Admin
Mellissa Admin
01:01 11 Sep 19
I work in the local area and have found Bodyfocus to be amazing and would highly recommend. I had the pleasure of... having Sarah as my physio and she was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. She explained my injuries to me in easy to understand language and was able to get me back on my feet quickly. Every interaction with staff at Bodyfocus has been extremely positive and helpful. Would not go anywhere else now for physio.read more
Vanessa reinmuth
Vanessa reinmuth
06:48 07 Sep 19
Would recommend this place in a heartbeat! The service and care provided is second to none. In particular, I'd like to... call out Lauren who has been nothing but amazing, supportive and genuinely interested in how I'm progressing. I injured my hip and initially went to a physiotherapist closer to where I live, but my condition didn't get any better, so I decided to come over to Rhodes and give Bodyfocus a try - right after the first session I felt an instant relief. That was a few weeks ago and my mobility has been steadily increasing, while the pain has become so much better. Lauren also motivated me to exercise and I actually enjoy it. Overall, it's just been a fantastic experience.read more
Yuyan Cai
Yuyan Cai
00:43 04 Sep 19
Highly recommend Sarah. Her attitude and knowledge has made my recovery a quick and easy process. She has a great... understanding of how the body works and teaches you the process to live life to the fullest.Do not hesitate to reach out and connect with this amazing physio!read more
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Lucy-May Pitt

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University)

Lucy is a passionate physiotherapist who graduated from Charles Sturt University Albury- Wodonga

With a background as a professional ballerina in both Australia and the UK, Lucy has gained an in-depth understanding of the demands that sport can put on the body and the physical and mental requirements to become a successful athlete. Unfortunately Lucy’s career was cut short due to injury, which is what inspired her to become a Physiotherapist. She is passionate about injury recovery and prevention and works with her patients to keep them as active as possible while they heal. 

With an interest in sports, Lucy was the Head Sports Trainer with an O&M league AFL team in Albury for 

2 seasons where she worked with the team on injury prevention and attended to the players injuries on

 the field. She also has experience in Women’s Health and Vestibular conditions as well as inpatient

 rehabilitation in hospitals. 

Lucy uses a combination of hands on therapy, taping, mobilisations and dry needling techniques to

 accompany her exercise based approach. She also has experience teaching both mat based and 

reformer pilates and believes it is an excellent way to aid in injury prevention. 

Having recently moved to Sydney, Lucy is on the hunt for the best hiking locations! In her spare time, 

you can find her at the gym exploring Sydney with friends of getting stuck in a good book


Lucy has completed advanced training in: 

  • Sports trainer level 1 
  • Trigger point Dry Needling 

Sabina Bireroglu

BHlthSc/ MPodMed Podiatrist

Sabina has completed a Bachelor of Health Science/Mastering in Podiatric Medicine at University of Western Sydney. She has experienced working in different treatment settings including private practice, hospitals and mobile care. One experience in which takes forefront in her experiences is working in Ireland at Merlin Park Hospital.

She incorporates evidence based treatment plans in all scopes of podiatry including the general and chronic foot, injuries and pain, nail surgery, biomechanics and paediatrics. Outside of the clinic environment Sabina enjoys running, playing netball and playing the violin.

Dr Louis Darmizin


From early childhood, Louis was exposed to Chiropractic due to his scoliosis and constant back pain. Being only 10 years of age, he was unable to participate in social and sports activities in fear of being in pain. Upon seeing the benefits of Chiropractic for his back, Louis focused his life on helping others achieving a pain free and healthy lifestyle.

Louis graduated with a Bachelor and Masters of Chiropractic Science from Macquarie University. After practicing in the best clinics in Sydney, he is now the founder of Dynamic Spine Clinic. He is a very passionate and motivated practitioner that makes your problems his own.

Louis has a extensive knowledge in posture and back related injuries. He combines his treatment with soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, rehabilitation and lifestyle advice. His treatments are individualized to suit each patient in order to achieve the best outcome possible.

Louis has a passion for soccer, tennis and rugby. He also earned local, regional and state level competition titles as a squad swimmer.

His goal is to inspire, educate and encourage his patients to reach a happy and enjoyable lifestyle. He believes that Chiropractic care is an essential tool to maintain wellness, improve posture, eliminate pain and stress.

Sarah D’arcy

Physiotherapist - General & Women's Health Physiotherapy

Sarah is a passionate physiotherapist who graduated with distinction from Charles Sturt University, Orange, NSW. Sarah has worked within the public health system and has experience in orthopaedic, fracture clinic, medical, respiratory, musculoskeletal, rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, emergency department, intensive care and women’s health physiotherapy.

Sarah has an interest in all areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is always looking for opportunities to expand her knowledge to grow as a clinician. Sarah is highly ambitious and applies herself in all areas of work and life. She is driven by her desire to become a go-to physiotherapist by providing the best evidenced-based care to all of her clients to achieve positive outcomes. Sarah enjoys staying active, being outdoors, and socialising. Sarah enjoys new experiences and is always willing to try new things. Sarah believes you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it and are willing to put in the effort.

Sarah has completed training in comprehensive assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor. This includes complete subjective and objective (including internal examinations) of pelvic floor problems, such as:

  • Bladder and bowel issues
  • Antenatal and postnatal pelvic floor
  • Pregnancy related back pain
  • Pre and postnatal exercise
  • ProlapseTears during child birth

Sarah consults from our Rhodes clinic.



Wilson graduated from University of Sydney as a physiotherapist and he has always been keen on learning new things so that he can do what is best for patients. On top of ongoing professional development, he completed a Master in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from University of Melbourne to gain further knowledge.

Wilson has worked in various private practices in the past and managed a variety of clienteles, from acute musculoskeletal and sports injuries to pre/post-op rehabilitation, and from injury prevention to performance enhancement. He has also done a range of sports coverage as a physiotherapist, such as City2Surf and Sydney Half Marathon etc.

Wilson has done extensive training and obtained certifications in multiple techniques and areas, below are some examples but not limited to:

  • Dry Needling
  • Mulligan’s Concepts
  • McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Sports Level 1 and 2

When Wilson is not working and not injured (if injured, rest and doing own rehab), he plays competitive table tennis. He is also a recreational road and trail runner.

Wilson can speak Cantonese and Mandarin.

Jay Kasthuriarachchi Senior Physiotherapist

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist
Masters of Sports Physiotherapy (La Trobe)

Jay is a relaxed yet attentive and thorough physiotherapist whose passion lies in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has worked in private practices in North Sydney and Richmond, as well as doing sports coverage work over a variety of sports including Gridiron, Football (Soccer), Rugby Union, Rugby League, AFL and is currently the lead physiotherapist of the West Tigers Under 21’s (Jersey Flegg). This opportunity has allowed him to spend time with the NRL squad, assisting with the rehab of their injured 1st grade players. He was also recently part of the medical team working at the GoldCoast Commonwealth Games in April 2018.

Jay has recently completed his postgraduate qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University. This course allowed him to learn of senior physiotherapists at the GWS Giants, and Rugby Australia, learning their rehab techniques and long term injury prevention strategies. Jay is extremely knowledgeable and skillful with the ability to lead you to excellent results. He will find out why you cannot perform at your peak and develop a treatment plan that addresses your goals.

Jay also has had experience playing cricket, having played 1st grade cricket for the North-West Sydney Hurricanes in the Sydney Shires Competition and understands the frustration that “weekend warrior” athletes have with missing out on playing sports due to an injury.

He has completed advanced training in:

  • Advanced Hip and Groin
  • Sports Level 2 (APA)
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 2