#13 Athletic Back Pain with Chris Perkins

Chris Perkin

In this 13th Episode of The Sports MAP Podcast we chat with Chris Perkins about Athletic Lower Back Pain. Chris is s specialist sports Physiotherapist and has worked at the West Coast Eagles (AFL) for past 16 years. He has also worked extensively with world renowned back pain expert Peter O’Sullivan. In this episode we discuss:

  • Chris’s professional Journey
  • The challenges of blending work in professional sport and running a private clinic
  • Managing an athletic lower back pain presentation
    • Subjective cues
    • Objective assessment
    • Common contributing factors and how to address these
    • Managing work load
  • Imaging & red flags
  • The use of non threatening language & communication
  • Gym based exercises and low back pain
  • And more

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This episode is brought to you by KangaTech & West Coast Health & High Performance (Perth)

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