MELINDA LUCK | FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE & PAIN SPECIALIST

Aug 23, 2017

On today’s Show, we speak with Melinda Luck, a physiotherapist specialising in functional exercise and pain management. The conversation is really fascinating and useful exploration into this very complex area of medicine and human movement, examining the physical, psychological and emotional aspects.

The greatest evil is physical pain. – Saint Augustine

Valuable Links and References

Background – The History of Physiocise

In 1995, Physiotherapist Anna-Louise Bouvier started the first classes at the Cammeray Golf Club. The Pilates phenomenon had not started and Physiocise became one of the first medically supervised, exercise classes. Melissa Partington, MD started working with her almost immediately.

Together they built a business that has taught over 66,000 classes over the last 20 years at our two clinics in Sydney. In 1998, Anna-Louise wrote the book Backs, Brains and Breathing which, is now in its 15th Edition, to support clients journey. This has been followed by Fix Your Back (ABC Books) The Feel Good Body (Harper Collins) and the Happy Body DVD series (ABC Commercial).

The Better Back and Physiocise Class videos are also part of our holistic approach to supporting your journey.

Physiocise was one of the first exercise physiotherapy practices to be recognised by Health Funds and the program is recognised throughout Australia as a leader in the field of exercise rehabilitation for chronic, recurrent pain.

To stay at the forefront evidence based practice they agreed to an independent 12-month program evaluation study by the University of Sydney and The George’s Institute. The study compared the outcomes of 118 Physiocise patients with chronic low back pain to the reported outcomes for such patients in existing literature. The results were published in 2013 in the prestigious European Spine Journal of Pain. The results show Physiocise Classes not only decrease pain and increase the ability of people with chronic back pain to function in daily life in the short term, but that this effect improves even more over time.

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