Sydney Spinal physiotherapy

The Sarah Key clinic is the most established Sydney spinal treatment centre, attending to patients from across Australia

We specialise in backs that are difficult to fix. 

If you live in Australia and suffer from back pain, the Sarah Key Centre is the Sydney spinal physiotherapy centre of excellence for you. 

Book an appointment here to see a therapist at SKPC

The founder director of the pre-eminent Sydney spinal physiotherapy clinic is Sarah Key MVO. The doors of SKPC first opened in 1987. In the years prior to that Sarah, an Australian, made waves in London's famous Harley Street area, where she opened a private clinic at the age of 26. Sarah was summoned to attend to Her Majesty The Queen in 1988. In 2003, the Queen made Sarah a Member of the Victorian Order.

Sarah upcountry in farming mode

Over the last couple of decades Sarah has become a recognised therapist, writer, lecturer and commentator on spinal problems in both the UK and Australia. Sarah sees patients in both her Sydney spinal physiotherapy centre and her rural intensive spinal treatment centre 'Fernleigh' in the Upper Hunter Valley (see link at page bottom).

You can contact the Front Desk at The Sarah Key Physiotherapy Centre by telephone on 02 9247 8627

There's a team of highly trained people at our sydney spinal physiotherapy centre 

All Sarah Key Physiotherapy Centre spinal therapists are trained by Sarah Key and experienced in treating back problems.

Sarah has been running her 'Problem Back Masterclasses' for post-graduate physiotherapists since 2003 in the UK and Australia. All the physios at SKPC have been through this highly specialised learning program. All the physios at SKPC are experienced and highly trained in treating a range of spinal problems.

Read about our therapists and make an appointment here

You can also make an appointment through the front desk at SKPC by emailing on

Here's a recent survey of outcomes with using the sarah key method

The above graph shows unsolicited responses of 130 people. It shows their pain score out of 10 after using the BackBlock. 

In terms of how happy are they, you can see that 'ecstatic, stopping people in the street' is second to 'very' 

In the fulness of time, you may wish to complete your own Survey of progress in your back treatment if for no other reason than charting your own improvement. It's 10 easy questions. We'd love to hear. 

See Sarah explaining on video how her Sydney Centre at Circular Quay works and how to make contact

If you are coming for treatment from farther afield, it makes better sense to book in to one of Sarah's week-long residential Back-in-a-Week spinal treatment programs in upcountry New South Wales. It may be an experience that changes your life. You can read a patient's story here.

For a more in-depth understanding of the skills that make a true spinal therapist, you may like to read 'What is Physiotherapy?'

Non-specific back pain is still a conundrum in the world of spinal medicine. Read about a possible explanation here.

Spinal Physiotherapy is another page about some of the more arcane aspects of healing a chronic back problem.

We don't only see spinal problems at our Sydney spinal physiotherapy centre. We treat all the skeleton's peripheral joints too. You may like to read about Knee Replacement Physiotherapy for example. 

Shoulder Physiotherapy is another problem we treat. 

Muscle spasm is an integral part of both acute and chronic back pain. You can read here about Muscular Rigidity

Read more about Sarah Key Physiotherapy Centre and our Treatments

Read about What our Back Pain Treatments Include

Read About Sarah Key and The Back Sufferer's Bible

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