• Shanker Kathigasu
    I would highly recommend this place. My physiotherapy, Ms. Ika is very professional .She able to explain and apply technique which is very efficient and unique. I was having issue with my lower back, after the treatment i felt better. https://goo.gl/maps/tyBYsmwtBPRnHJhq8
  • Jessica Rusadi
    totally recommend this place! my husband had a stiff and painful muscle on his back for more than 2 years. we have gone to a few of physiotherapy clincis and even to the hospital, and it didn’t get any better at all. Until we went here, even after the first session, he already felt so much better. And our physiotherapist Timothy said we didn’t have to come back after the second session. Definitely not money oriented, because i know some places usually ask us to come several times on purpose. https://goo.gl/maps/9ifHnkSG3MyjLUQx6
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  • Ruben Hattari
    Thank you for the super treatment and friendly service. I injured my shoulder and neck from excessive workout - extremely gladful that Ika, my therapist, was able to sort out the pain after 2 treatments. PhysioActive Dharmawangsa is highly recommended for anyone recovering from sporting injuries or simply want to look after their physique. https://goo.gl/maps/fj3CsPh7EgaJ6d3c7
  • Merry Couper
    It’s been my third sessions here and Kak Ferian was so helpful with his skill and professionalism and also the exercises. He has helped me with lower back problem and my tennis elbow. Hopefully after I completed my sessions I will feel even better. Thank you. https://goo.gl/maps/QMzVnWVXGNjqvSMk8
  • Yulinar Elfrida
    Datang dengan pinggang yang sakit kalau tiap squat,dan setelah 2 Minggu terapi dengan Mba Ika rasa sakit di pinggang jauh berkurang tiap squat,malah ga ada rasa sakit sama sekali.Thanks Phisioactive thanks mba Ika https://goo.gl/maps/fEqugL51JQFMzyZw9
  • Trisha Kirpalani
    physioactive is not only a physiology center that strives to assist those in pain, but it is a life changing experience that will never make you reconsider your decision. for the last eight years ive struggled with backaches and neck/shoulder aches. from chiropractors to essential oils, nothing could fix it. there were temporary solutions that numbed the pain, however the pain would bounce back stronger after twenty minutes. i never believed in physiotherapy. i thought it was for old people and it was useless, time consuming and not worth the money. After 1 session at physioactive jakarta, i knew i was 80% better. the workers there are kind and supportive and truly care about your wellbeing & health. they want you to be disciplined for YOU and your health. i will stop flying to singapore for my physiological check ups because i found a perfect one here: physioactive. https://goo.gl/maps/saiTKCsvbguRsoJy5
  • Elizabeth Elizabeth
    I think it is one of the best physiotherapy in Jakarta (at least better than Physio M*****l C****c). Going there for 2x already but can feel the difference from day 1. The dry needle technique from Bu Ika is really help me to reduce my neck stiffness. Still need going there to relieve pain on my arms. She is able to find out the problem although in my case, there might be more than one root causes but still better than not finding anything. Love how they apply the technology as part of their service. We can see our exercises that need to be done on the app. It is really helpful (although it needs some improvement). The receiptionist is wonderful too. Meet 2 different people and both are great at service. Love on how they treat us and offer us a drink https://goo.gl/maps/J6uxowjwGSxupbBD8
  • Stevanie Herlambang
    This place is amazing! I was struggling with neck pain for years and after seeing Mrs Ika just a couple times she completely fixed it, She made my recovery a priority with frequent follow-ups and useful home exercises. She also showed me how to help prevent the same injuries occurring in the future. Everyone there is super lovely as well and make booking appointments so easy - couldn't recommend this place enough! Definitely i had a great experience. https://goo.gl/maps/JiBe1cEq4JjRuc5Y6
  • Brent Elemans
    Great service and treatment. In no time my physical problem was solved. Thanks a lot. https://goo.gl/maps/TnPqbfR78A6muAwC8  
  • Retnadi Soraya
    The terapist is very proffesional and experince. Recommended place for physioteraphy https://goo.gl/maps/qKWBjW9iUZW8ur2G9
  • Yongky Kristando
    Excellent service & explanation with Timothy! He was able to identify specific root cause & provided daily routine to improve flexibility. Reservation was smooth. Highly recommended https://goo.gl/maps/aR6TzR7yDd9Jw82k9
  • Tracy Lim (Director )
    I attended PhysioActive following a cervical neck surgery in July 2017 and was introduced to PhysioActive by my doctor. Diana is professional, highly knowledgeable and passionate about her patient's recovery and progress. I want to thank her for the fast recovery and the confidence to play golf again!
  • Brian Tan
    I've had muscle pain/stiffness on my left trapeze to middle back for quite a long time. I tried acupuncture, chiropractic, chinese massage, but no result so far. The dry needle technique that PhysioActive offers caught my attention and decided to give it a try. They twitched the targeted muscle to release tensions and it doesn't hurt. The next day after the treatment, I could feel great relief on the treated site. A shout out for my cool physiotherapist, Timothy. He would always listen attentively and take really good care of my problems 🙂 https://g.co/kgs/H171yC
  • Kristanto Parulian
    Perfect place to fixed your aching and stiff joints. The place is perfect, super clean and the staffs are very professional. The 1st time, wasn't sure if I came to the right place to fix my aching amd stiff joints, but I end up keep coming to fix even minor aching that I feel 😁 Very helpful and recommended. https://goo.gl/maps/uLgZdBNhKm4sa7TRA
  • Walter Ojeda
    I totally recommend this place for any kind of physiotherapy needed. The place is super clean and all the staff are very professional. My therapies were done always on time. Ibu Ika, treated me with tennis elbow pain. I went to many places before and did not see any results. I have been treated by her for a couple of session and i am almost 100% pain free. She is cordial, professional and sweet. Dont hesitate to get an appointment if you are looking into this place services. https://goo.gl/maps/KdKxMa79TEia6wMu9

Neck & Back Care

Neck and back pain can result from a number of injuries and conditions including strain, injuries, congenital disorders, and age-related disease. Unfortunately, pain is not the only symptom of neck and back issues. Since the majority of the body’s nerve signals pass through the spinal cord, spinal injuries and disease can easily cause movement dysfunction as well.

PhysioActive’s Back Pain Treatment Approach

Skilled, expert neck and back pain treatment is the key to relieving your back and neck problems. We effectively address practically any spinal issue or condition that causes you back pain or limits your movement and activities through many treatment options including exercise therapy, physiotherapy, and massage.

Our modern lifestyles often lead to neck and back problems. This is particularly true of mobile device use and prolonged sitting with office work. The forward head posture encouraged by these activities puts a huge amount of strain on your neck and back. In fact, the forward head carriage can cause up to 14 kg of extra pressure on your spine.

This is why PhysioActive provides posture training in addition to other neck and back pain treatments. Our expert therapists will guide you on proper ergonomics and good posture to have your pain free and prevent future issues.

Common Causes of Back Pain and Neck Pain

When the anatomy of the spine undergoes changes, it can lead to chronic back pain. The reasons vary. Often, normal wear-and-tear affects one or more lumbar spinal discs, causing a degenerative disc disease. As well as this, it is not uncommon for the gel-like substance inside the disc to leak outward, affecting nearby nerve roots, joints, or muscles. In some cases, back pain results from problems with the vertebrae and joints, such as:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

Common risk factors for back pain include obesity, advanced age, smoking, long hours of standing or sitting, sudden impact, heavy lifting. Overall, any activity or lifestyle factor that puts excessive stress on the spine can lead to pain.

Next, neck pain can also happen for different reasons and involve any of the tissues in that part of the body. Examples of diseases and disorders resulting in neck pain:

  • Virus infections in the throat
  • Neck strain
  • Pinched nerve
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc

Sometimes the muscles themselves are affected by conditions which cause the problem – e.g. polymyalgia rheumatica and fibromyalgia. Another possible reason is uncomfortable positioning during sleep.

Some risk factors for pain located in the neck include motor-vehicle accidents, horse riding, contact sports, and bull riding.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I care for my neck and back?

    While 8 out of 10 people will experience a back problem at some time in their lives, back pain recurring from improper body mechanics is often preventable.

    Learn to maintain a proper posture, lift objects correctly, and avoid sudden movements that strain the back. Setting up an ergonomically correct workstation can also greatly reduce discomfort and prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

  • Can you treat whiplash?

    Yes. Physiotherapy is an effective choice for whiplash, a condition in which the soft tissues in your neck are damaged. Physiotherapy can help to increase blood circulation, reduce muscle spasms, and promote healing of the neck tissues.

    Your physiotherapist may use a variety of passive treatments for whiplash including Deep Tissue Massage, Exercise Therapy, Ultrasound and Thermotherapy & Cryotherapy

  • Is back pain a normal part of aging?

    Chronic pain that exists every day for at least six months could be very much due to other factors such as lifestyle choices and not aging.

    Older people often do not seek help for their “expected” pain till their conditions take a turn for the worst.

    Pain is not normal, nor is it a part and parcel of life. Get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan from a physiotherapist today if you have back pain.

  • I get back pain with prolonged sitting in office. Should I be concerned?

    Overall discomfort and pain in the neck, back, and shoulders are common symptoms reported by employees who sit for most of their workday.

    Sitting alters the normal curvature of the spine and puts pressure on the discs. With prolonged sitting, compression of the spinal cord at the level of cervical spine can take place, causing weakness and wasting of the upper limbs. This may then spread to the lower limbs, resulting in chronic back pain and possible nerve damage.

    Apart from taking a break at least once every hour to walk around the office or stretch, you can also approach a Corporate Health & Ergonomics specialist to help reduce your risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs).

  • What happens when I ignore neck and back pain?

    Neck and back pain can be a common discomfort but it is important to seek professional help when the pain persists.

    Untreated pain can put extra strain on other muscle groups that are trying to compensate for deficient muscle groups. This could mean a domino effect where you trigger pain in other body parts as a result of overcompensation.

    Your pain could also be an indicator of more serious issues such as herniated disc, degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis, and early detection can mean a drug-free and less invasive treatment.

    Untreated cervical conditions can leave a person dependent on anti-inflammatory medications and pain killers. In the worst-case scenario, it can warrant disc injections and spinal surgery.