Hartlepool clinic offers free back pain workshop

The first back pain workshop at the Paul Gough Physio Rooms. It was so successful that a second free session is planned.
The first back pain workshop at the Paul Gough Physio Rooms. It was so successful that a second free session is planned.

A physiotherapist is planning another free workshop for people suffering from back pain and sciatica after his first event was a sellout.

Paul Gough held a one-hour, community educational event called Lower Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop.

Paul Gough.

Paul Gough.

It took place last Saturday at his base in Raby Road in Hartlepool and so many people were interested in finding out more, the workshop ended up being fully booked.

Paul said that because there was such a huge interest, “I’ve opened up another free Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop event at our Hartlepool clinic.”

It will be held on Saturday starting at 12.30pm, and Paul said it was aimed at anyone “currently suffering from back-pain and wants to get to the root-cause of it, as well as discover how to get back to living the life you deserve.”

Sessions are aimed at people who suffer with back or leg pain when they stand or walk. It is also targated at people who:

Back pain and sciatica can completely ruin peoples life. It can have people needing to lean on the shopping cart when they are walking through the supermarket

Paul Gough

n Have pain when they sit for long periods;

n Experience pain, numbness or tingling;

n Experience their lower back “giving out” frequently;

n Are afraid that their pain will get worse if they don’t do anything about it.

Paul said: “Back pain and sciatica can completely ruin peoples’ life. It can have people needing to lean on the shopping cart when they are walking through the supermarket. It can stop you from sleeping, mess up travel plans, force you to go on the sick and simply drain any enjoyment out of life until it is gone.”

But help doesn’t have to involve pills. The workshop will highlight the mistakes which stop people from healing, the three most common causes of lower back pain, the best treatments and how to pick the right one.

To secure a place contact (01429) 866771.

Paul’s business was formed in 2007 and it started out as an operation which was based in his own home.

After starting out as a one-man company, he now has four branches in Hartlepool, Darlington, Durham and Guisborough.

Last year, the entrepreneur and Hartlepool Mail columnist also launched his first book to help people aged over 50 stay in tiptop health.