A-J has completed post-graduate training in this method.
Often pain is caused by a restriction away from it, not from where you are feeling the pain. You may be stiff in one part of your body, and the pain shows up where all the movement is occurring, for example when you limp from a stiff achilles back pain or knee pain may result. It is another body part that is responsible for the pain and that is what needs to be identified and treated. This may be why treatment has not worked until now.
With 25 years of experience, we ensure you are thoroughly assessed, treated, and taken care of.
Using a combination of physiotherapy modalities, anatomical knowledge, exercise and sports science, Yoga therapies, craniosacral therapy, osteopathic techniques, neuromuscular retraining, and more (listed below). We are qualified to use a broad range of treatment modalities to help you.
Look: We assess posture, walking and running biomechanics, alignment, movement patterns, and balance. Observing postures, and movement patterns over years, has helped hone skills to see the causes of pain or restriction. Remember the cause of pain is not always where it is felt!
Listen: From really listening to your story so much understanding of your pain is gained. Through discussion, we can clarify the causes of pain for you and give you strategies to work with. We make time to really listen to you, initial assessments are up to 1 hour. We teach you how to treat yourself, and how to listen to your own body to treat it. We do this by combining Physio with Yoga.
Feel: We teach you how to feel your own body tension and relaxation, so you can treat yourself. Years of being a ‘hands-on ‘ physiotherapist has taught me what normal tissue feels like and the cause of any problem. For example, a tight muscle caused by tight fascia (connective tissue) feels different from a tight muscle caused by irritated nerves (hypertonic muscle). The treatment of these is different.
A full whole-body Assessment to determine the cause of your pain or injury. The cause is not always where the pain is. Treating both the injury and the cause ensures it gets better faster and does not return.
Treatment -a choice of many modalities (see page) , including hands-on soft tissue massage, enhanced awareness of how to how to move well, and education about lifestyle choices to provide the best environment for healing. We educate you to heal yourself.
Exercise Program and Tips: A Free Personalised digital exercise program is sent to you after your first (or second) session to have at your fingertips any time.
You will be advised how long your injury will take to heal and how many sessions it will take after you have been assessed. At least 1 follow-on session is recommended for everyone.
What to bring:
You are treated holistically, not as parts of the body. Every system in the body is influenced by another. All systems are connected in the body; physically, physiologically, neurologically, hormonally, emotionally…no system operates in isolation. At The Physio & Yoga Clinic we treat you as an integrated whole person.
This way of treating is scientifically proven to be the most effective way to treat persistent pain.
Physical: All parts of the body influence another part. You are connected from head to toe. A simple example is if you have a stiff ankle it may affect your lower back. We assess you fully; biomechanically, neuromuscularly (movement patterns, posture and neural mobility), and for muscular tension. We look at any past injuries for any restrictions, or from habits developed like a subtle limp, that may be affecting your movement or pain now. The cause of your persisting pain may not be from where the pain is felt, and often there is more than one cause.
Lifestyle: We help you understand aspects of your lifestyle that may be contributing to your pain. Lifestyle factors include all environmental influences, posture, caring for children or family members, work set up, work demands, ergonomics, footwear, sporting or exercise routine. We work together, helping you understand how some lifestyle factors may contribute to your ongoing pain.
Emotional: Science is now verifying what has been known empirically by complementary therapies that fascia (our connective tissue) reacts to emotions. Emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, frustration and others can cause muscle tension. They can be brought to your awareness and tense tissues can be released/transformed/softened. Techniques may include breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation and mindfulness, hands-on fascial release or craniosacral therapy.