What is involved in an appointment? An initial session involves an in-depth discussion and physical assessment, treatment, and if necessary, a schedule for ongoing management. Subsequent treatment sessions are personalised to suit you, considering your progress and goals. You may also be provided with some home exercises to integrate the work after the session is complete. This might take the form of a stability or strength exercise, a change of routine, supplementation or a shift in mental awareness.
Osteopathy Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues. As part of our care we provide specific exercise programs and management strategies which aim to improve the overall function of our musculoskeletal system.
Manual Therapy/Remedial Massage Assess and treat pain, dysfunction and restriction affecting movement, energy and vitality. Taking a holistic approach to health that restores and maintains the integrity of the soft tissue structures (fascia, nerve, muscle, tendons, ligaments and the skeleton). The aim is to address the cause of the problem to restores balance in the body by directly influencing the physical structures and internal processes, while improving movement awareness.
Dry Needling Dry needling is a treatment technique whereby a small filament type needle (similar to an acupuncture needle) is inserted into a latent trigger point in a muscle. The aim is to encourage the tight muscle to release and ultimately reduce muscle pain and dysfunction. Why use dry needling? Dry needling is generally more efficient when treating large muscle areas. It can also reach trigger points found in the deep muscle layers, which a practitioners fingers simply cannot reach. It is fantastic for treating muscles that are not responding to conventional treatment.
Myofascial Cupping Using massage techniques, areas of muscular restriction and tension are located and myofascial cupping techniques are then applied by moving the cups in a gliding motion over the surface of the skin or, where fascial adhesion and trigger points are found, the cups may be left on specific areas for short periods of time to reduce or eliminate those adhesions or trigger points. Cupping works by stimulating inhibitory neural pathways, altering pain thresholds, promoting blood circulation, relieving swelling and increasing tissue temperature. The myofascial cupping technique reduces discomfort in the target tissues and has been shown in multiple scientific research studies that it has good effect in relieving chronic pain and consequently improving a patients quality of life.
Naturopathy presents a holistic approach to healthcare that aims to improve and optimise the health of the whole person. It has a strong emphasis on prevention and education and is particularly effective in the treatment of chronic diseases. We utilise in-depth clinical histories, functional pathology and other physical tests to tap into the body’s own self-healing capabilities. Using symptoms as clues, we seek to understand the underlying cause of the condition with the aim of bringing the patient back to optimal health. Through Naturopathy, we promote healthy, clean living through the use of researched herbal medicines, supplements and nutritional and lifestyle modifications tailored to the patient’s specific condition and circumstance.