Restore, Rehabilitate, Reintegrate

Holistic Treatments

I integrate the following treatments and practices into my Physiotherapy sessions where appropriate, and I also offer these as individual sessions.

Medical Acupuncture

What is Medical Acupuncture?

Medical Acupuncture is a skill that many Physiotherapists may use within their Integrative treatments to support healing, reduce pain and promote tissue repair.  The benefits of Acupuncture in Physiotherapy are based on grounded, science-based clinical research.

The ancient concept of Acupuncture comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and dates back to 1000BC. It is based on the underlying philosophy that each body has the ability to return to its natural balanced state of health when it is given the right support, stimulus and conditions to do so.

How does it work?

The body has a network of energy lines called Meridians, though which ‘Qi’ or energy circulates. If one of those lines becomes ‘blocked’ then the channel stops flowing which can result in pain or dysfunction.

A session involves inserting needles at local pain sites as well as on the ‘meridian lines’ to stimulate the flow of energy and eliminate blockages. The needles used are single-use, fully sterilised and very fine. During a session, they are left in place for approximately 20 to 30 minutes and then removed.

 

Clinical Pilates

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a body-mind conditioning exercise regime that works on strengthening and stabilising the deep postural muscles of the abdomen, back and pelvic floor muscles. This helps to provide stability to the spine, re-educating and correcting postural and muscle imbalances in the rest of the body.

How does it work?

Some of the benefits of Pilates include

  • Improved flexibility and reduced tension.
  • Increased muscle strength, conditioning, stability and tone.
  • Improved posture.
  • Improved co-ordination and balance.
  • Reducing risk of musculoskeletal injury.
  • Improved breathing, therefore more energy.
  • Improved body awareness, focus and concentration.

I create individualised exercise regimes that a person can continue at home, which is then reviewed, modified and progressed in subsequent sessions. I trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (www.appihealthgroup.com)

Cranio-Sacral Therapy Techniques

What is Cranio-Sacral Therapy?

Cranio-Sacral therapy is a gentle and non-invasive way of working with the body through light touch. It is a system of alternative medicine intended to relieve pain and tension by gentle manipulations of the skull, spine and body, by working with the body’s natural fluid rhythms.

How does it work?

By placing hands on the feet the ‘cranio-sacral’ system - the bones, fascia (connective tissues), membranes and fluids are assessed. Any imbalances and restrictions, are then treated with gentle movements helping to release, rebalance and relax the whole body.

I trained with the Upledger institute www.upledger.co.uk

Healing; Energy & light work

What is healing?

Healing is an ancient natural practice where the ‘healer’ channels healing energy through themselves to the person receiving the treatment.

How does it work?

During a session you will be lying down and the hands will be placed on different parts of the body over your clothes. Most people feel calm and relaxed, after the healing session. This treatment can promote deep relaxation by reducing stress, tension, anxiety, past experiences and trauma. It can also promote a feeling of well-being as it can encourage the life force to flow again.

I initially trained in Reiki and Spiritual Healing, over 25 years ago, and now work consciously with the Archangel energy and my healing guides.

Physiotherapy & Treatments Costs: Sessions are on a sliding scale of £60 - £80

The sliding scale can be tailored to your financial circumstances, please feel free to discuss with me prior to or at your initial session.

For those having ongoing regular weekly or bi-monthly sessions payment options may differ. Please contact me for more details.