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Living in pain due to spinal or
joints injury, or chronic pain?


Agility Orthopaedic Centre offers an effective specialised chronic spine therapy, including the recovery of shoulder, hips and knee injuries, as well as neck and back pain. The programme is based on the internationally established Document Based Care (DBC) Treatment protocols.

Did you know that almost 1 in 5 adults have chronic back pain? Back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits, and low back pain specifically is now the leading cause of disability worldwide.


Surprisingly, only 10% of doctor visits tied to back pain result in a firm diagnosis, that leads to the development of chronic problems, constant pain and limited mobility in a small, yet significant, number of patients.


Musculoskeletal pain, due to either chronic conditions, or spinal and joint injuries can occur from sprained ligaments, strained muscles, injuries from sports or accidents, spinal nerve inflammation or arthritis. But also, less obvious conditions such as bad posture, obesity or psychological stress can cause chronic back pain

How do I know if I am at risk?


Classic symptoms for back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. In addition, the pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking. If you experience weakness, numbness or tingling in your legs, you should contact your doctor or health care provider.


What can I do about it?


Agility offers a fully funded orthopaedic rehabilitation programme that works on the concept of active muscle reconditioning, supported by scientifical clinical studies, which show that exercise reduces pain and can normalise function in many instances, thus restoring flexibility, mobility and aid recovery. By using the exclusive and world-wide acknowledged Documentation Based Care (DBC) active rehabilitation system that concentrates primarily on back and neck problems, but also include shoulder, hip and knee issues.

DBC Treatment Process

The risk of the patient is determined during the initial assessment by the GP and the interdisciplinary rehabilitation or functional restoration treatment programme.

  • Medium risk patients: 6 treatment sessions over 3 weeks and an outcome assessment.

  • High risk patients receive 12 treatment sessions over 6 weeks with an interim assessment in week 3 and an outcome assessment in week 6.

  • Maintenance sessions.


Treatment Plan

Treatment Programme

Outcome Assessment

Maintenance & Follow-up

Baseline Information Impairment Questionnaire


Clinical Assessment

Clinical Reasoning


Baseline Summary

Treatment Line Confirmation

Goal Setting

Exercise Guiding


Evidence-based Treatment concepts

1-12 Visits


Outcome Information Impairment Questionnaire

Clinical Assessment

Treatment Summary & Follow-up Plan


Maintenance Training Programme

Follow-up Progress Checks

What patients have to say about Agility

"The programme is very effective in a short time and the

  part I love the most is the sessions."

"Well organised practice with excellent physiotherapists   and biokineticicsts. I felt value and the approach was   very personal. Team keep up the good work."

"Friendly staff, caring and helping, always. I could have   easily talked about anything, I felt open and honest.   Thanks for an awesome journey."

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