It is a hands-on approach to the treatment and prevention of problems and dysfunctions that arise in the musculoskeletal system as well as providing a effective treatment for many types of muscle and joint pain ranging from acute injuries to long term discomfort.
Physical Therapy involves working in collaboration with the client to establish the underlying cause of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction and to effectively restore balance and optimal function within the musculoskeletal system. Physical Therapy specializes in the use of palpatory skills, not only in the initial assessment phase but also in continual assessment and monitoring of soft tissues and joint motion during treatment. It integrates a wide variety of advanced soft tissue and articular techniques to effect restoration of optimal pain free function.
Gait Analysis & Prescribed Orthotics
This enables the assessment of:
The Bowen Technique is a remedial therapy in which the practitioner uses thumbs and forefingers on precise points on the body to make rolling type movements which gently stimulate the muscles, soft tissue and energy within the body. These moves prompt the body to make the adjustments which help to re-balance, relieve tension and reduce pain.
There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue. It is not a form of massage. The treatment affects the body in ways which promote healing, pain relief and recovery of energy. The experience of the treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing and it is these features which make The Bowen Technique so unique. It is generally regarded as safe and effective for people of all ages.
What can this technique be useful for?
Anyone from new born babies to the elderly. It is also a safe therapy to use during all stages of pregnancy and for infant colic.
Reflexology treats the whole person, particularly weak or ill areas. With this holistic therapy the feet are used as "maps" of the body. Pressure is applied to points on the feet, which correspond to organs and systems of the body. The pressure applied helps problems of the body to heal.
Massage is a combination of various movements which are used to manipulate tissues in the body for both local and over all effect.
Types of massage available are:
Indian head massage
Mother and baby massage
Benefits of massage:
What can it be used for?
Counsellors are qualified professionals and work under a code of ethics issued by an accrediting body. The ensures a safe confidential and effective service for clients.
Life Coaching enables the client to set new and better goals for some or all areas of life, to re-focus on important things in life, to develop tools and support structures to empower their life and to complete specific tasks.
Nutritional therapy combines the latest nutritional research with a holistic approach to healthcare to treat chronic illness and promote optimum health and well being. Nutritional therapists recognise that each person is an individual who has unique dietary and nutritional requirements. With this in mind, a nutritional consultation will include a detailed look at the client's present diet and lifestyle, the function of body systems and organs, as well as family health history. A detailed and personalised protocol will then be given to the client which will include specific dietary advice, recipes, lifestyle advice, and sometimes referrals for other health care providers. It is often necessary to have one or two follow-up consultations to amend the protocol according to any new presenting symptoms or other symptoms that need to be addressed.
Other Therapies Available:
Indian Head Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage