Approach


Integrated Therapeutic Approach:

  • A scientific approach to assesses the whole body and its interconnections from head to toe. Looking at how the parts influence the whole.
  • Assess complex problems, to find the underlying ‘driver’ or cause of pain or dysfunction.
  • Assess all body systems together; physical, biomechanical, neuromuscular, emotional, lifestyle etc – they all interact to produce pain.
  • Assess all the factors that may contribute to your pain or physical dysfunction. See diagram below.
  • Treatment for the physical body are integrated with lifestyle and mind therapies (Psychology and Yoga Therapy). Proven to be effective for the treatment of chronic or complex pain conditions

 

A-J has completed post-graduate training in this method.



How to work out what is causing your Pain?

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.

 

Empowering you to heal:

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, Listen, Feel…

 

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.

 

Experience listening to, looking at, and feeling many different bodies helps us determine the causes of your pain and treat them appropriately.  Clinical experience combined with scientific knowledge is gold!

 

Philosophy

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 Approach: 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 Approach: 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 Approach: 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.

 

 

Your Choice:

  • Physiotherapy straight up!
  • Yoga – Private Therapeutic Session
  • Combined Physio & Yoga
  • Physio – Yoga Group Class

 

What to expect:

 

A full whole-body Assessment to determine the cause of your pain or injury.  The cause is not always where the pain is.

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.

 

What to bring:

  • Soft shorts and any orthotics if you have them
  • X-Rays or Investigations (only the report is required for an MRI).
  • Referral – only if you have one. A referral is not necessary – you can still claim from your health fund.

 

Private HEALTH FUND Rebate and HICAPS available
  • Pain – Acute and Chronic
  • Arthritis and stiffness
  • Myofascial Release
  • Nerve Pain – pain, numbness or pins and needles
  • Postural correction
  • Back and neck pain – joint, disc, and muscular
  • Foot, Heel and Ankle pain
  • Thoracic Ring dysfunction (Ribs)
  • Headaches
  • Sports Injuries
  • Walking and Running Biomechanics
  • Exercise Home programme
  • Dry Needling
  • Cold Medical Laser
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Education – learn to treat yourself
  • Neuromuscular retraining
  • Biomechanical analysis

Working together …. get the spring back into your stride!

 

For appointments phone 0417945260 or click to our online booking system.